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Central Government sponsors Sakhi Centres

Sakhi Centre or One Stop Centre (OSC) is a fully sponsored scheme of Central Government which offers integrated services like medical, legal, psycho-social support and temporary shelter under one roof.
Central Government sponsors Sakhi Centres
  • These centres are set up through the Nirbhaya Fund under the National Mission for Empowerment of women by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

Details:

  • Sakhi Centres offer integrated services like medical, legal, psycho-social support and temporary shelter under one roof.
  • These centres provide necessary support to women facing physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and economic abuse, irrespective of age, class, caste, education status, marital status, race and culture will be facilitated with support and redressal.

Objectives of these Centres:

  • To provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces under one roof.
  • To facilitate immediate, emergency and non-emergency access to a range of services including medical, legal, psychological and counselling support one roof to fight against any forms of violence against women.

One must know:

  • These are 24×7 centres and any woman in an adverse situation or someone on her behalf can seek help from the Sakhi Centre by dialling Women's toll-free helpline 181. 
  • Due attention is given to the training of staff in these centres to ensure that survivors of violence who have faced tremendous physical, emotional and psychological trauma are not further victimised and treated with sensitivity and care.

About the Nirbhaya Fund:

  • Nirbhaya Fund was announced by the Government of India in the 2013 Union Budget. 
  • The fund was established to support initiatives by the Government and NGOs working towards protecting the dignity and ensuring the safety of women in India.
  • Nirbhaya Fund is administered by the Department of Economic Affairs of the Finance Ministry.
  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development together with concerned ministries will work out details of the structure, scope and the application of this fund.
  • Nirbhaya which means fearless was the pseudonym given to the 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim to hide her actual identity.

Question:

Q. Which is a fully sponsored scheme of Central Government which offers integrated services like medical, legal, psycho-social support and temporary shelter under one roof?
a. Stree Centre
b. Naari Centre
c. Sakhi Centre
d. None of the above
Central Government sponsors Sakhi Centres Central Government sponsors Sakhi Centres Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on January 16, 2019 Rating: 5

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