WCD Ministry to set up One-Stop Centres

Union Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, is to set up One-Stop Centres (OSCs) in 10 missions across 9 countries. It will be set to curb the cases of violence against women.

In which countries OSCs will be set up?

One OSC will be set up each in Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Canada, Australia and Singapore. TWO OSCs will be set up in Saudi Arabia. Apart from that, 300 OSCs will be set up across India.

Who will operate the OSCs?

All OSCs will be supported by Women and Child Development Ministry while, Ministry of External Affairs will operate it.

Existing OSCs

Currently, about 701 One Stop Centres are operating in country since 2015 across 35 states & Union Territories. Through these centres, three lakh women have been provided assistance since in 2015.

What is One Stop Centre Scheme?

This centrally sponsored scheme, funded through Nirbhaya Fund, launched in 2015 by Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) to address the problem of violence against women. Scheme was launched under umbrella scheme “National Mission for Empowerment of Women” and “Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana”. These centres help in providing an integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence in private as well as public spaces.

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