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Sun, 26 May 2019

Northeast Today

Nagaland Governor Inaugurates ‘181’ Helpline for Women

Nagaland Governor Inaugurates ‘181’ Helpline for Women
June 24
12:06 2016

Nagaland Governor PB Acharya on Thursday launched a women helpline – 181 in the premises of the District Hospital, Dimapur and also inaugurated Sakhi- One stop Centre, an institute indented to support women affected by violence.

“Sakhi-One Stop Centre” is a centrally sponsored scheme by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) to be funded through Nirbhaya Fund. The objectives of the One Stop Centers are to provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces under one roof and to facilitate immediate, emergency and non-emergency access to a range of services including medical, legal, psychological and counseling support to fight against any form of violence against women. In the first phase, one centre is being established in every state on a pilot basis and the OSC will be integrated with 181 (Women Helpline) and other existing helplines. The women helpline will also provide 24 hour emergency response to all women affected by violenceand information about women related government schemes and programmes across the country through a single uniform number -181.

Addressing the gathering, Acharya reminded that society is witnessing women who are marching ahead in every field. He also highlighted on the multi roles played by women as home makers, guardians of children and the hard work put in by them in every field. Terming women as the living force behind the human species, Acharya reminded that domestic violence against women continued unabated and that people needed to come together to uplift womenkind as a whole. He was optimistic that problems of distressed women would be addressed through this project and also appealed to all stake holders for extending cooperation, so that violence against women would decline.

Nagaland Minister for Social Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs, Kiyanilie Peseyie, said Nagaland is committed to the welfare and safety of women and children. “Violence against women is being reported from all other districts and I look forward to having more One Stop Centers in Nagaland, which will be integrated with the 181 Women Helpline”.

Secretary, Department of Social Welfare, Dellirose M Sakhrie, in her keynote address also highlighted on the objectives of the dual scheme for women. Chairperson, Nagaland State Commission for Women, Dr. Temsula Ao and DC Dimapur, Kesonyu Yhome, also spoke on the occasion.

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