Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani will be launching a 24/7 helpline number for women affected by violence today.
The aim of the helpline is to provide round the clock emergency and non-emergency complaints and counseling services to women affected by violence.
The helpline will link them with appropriate authorities such as police, hospitals, District Legal Service Authority, psychological services and providing information about women-related government programmes across the country through a single uniform number.
The Helpline is in line with several initiatives taken up by the Ministry and National Commission for Women giving utmost priority to women’s safety.
The new helpline aims to facilitate integrated range of services for women affected with violence under one roof such as help from police, psycho-social counseling and access to One Stop Centres among other services.
The helpline will be functional round-the-clock to facilitate help on issues related to violence against women. The helpline will function with a team of trained experts.
Any girl or woman aged 18 years and above can seek help by calling on this Helpline which will be operated from the premises of the National Commission for Women, New Delhi.