A 24/7 Helpline for Women affected by violence launched by Smt Smriti Zubin
2 years ago
To provide 24/7 online support to women affected by violence, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani today inaugurated the National Commission for Women’s 24/7 helpline number – 7827170170. The helpline aims to provide 24/7 online support to women affected by violence through referral by linking them with appropriate authorities such as police, hospitals, District Legal Service Authority, psychological services, etc.
While lauding the NCW initiative, Union WCD Minister Smt. Irani congratulated the NCW and said that this digital helpline gives a message to women that whenever they are in need, their government and their Commission will stand by them. She also congratulated the entire NCW team for the “stupendous” efforts for helping women, especially during the pandemic. She said that the partnership between NCW and WCD goes a long way in ensuring a seamless intervention to help women in distress.
On the occasion, NCW Chairperson Ms. Rekha Sharma also said, We are always inspired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi who is tirelessly working for the betterment of women. From women empowerment to women-led empowerment, we have seen many changes in his able leadership which inspires us to do better.
Objective of National Commission for Women’s 24/7 helpline
The objective of the Helpline is to provide 24-hour complaints and counseling services to women affected by violence by linking them with appropriate authorities such as police, hospitals, District Legal Service Authority psychological services and providing information about women-related government programs across the country through a single uniform number. 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. This helpline service has been developed in collaboration with Digital India Corporation, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.