Centre sanctions funds for 24/7 Women Helpline in States

The Scheme for Universalisation of Women Helpline was approved for implementation through States/UTs from 1st April 2015 to provide 24 hour emergency and non-emergency response to women affected by violence both in public and private sphere, including in the family, community, workplace etc.

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All the States/UTs have been requested to submit the proposals in order to release funds. The funds have been sanctioned/released to 30 States/UTs for setting up Women Helplines.

Under the scheme, it has been envisaged to publicise the Women Helpline through awareness-generation strategies including mass publicity campaign by State/UT Government.

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