Women Helpline ‘181’ Starts Awareness Drive


Ganderbal: Women Helpline ‘181’ and SAKHI-one stop center (OSC) project of the Union Ministry of Child and Women’s Development carried out an awareness drive from Central Kashmir Ganderbal.

The purpose of the drive was to make people aware especially women that if they are facing any violence like, domestic violence, dowry abuse, mental torture, sexual assault, eve teasing, cyber-crime, child sexual abuse, rape ,economical violence ,etc, a handout issued by Women’s helpline J&K said Tuesday.

It added that the services and support provided by Sakhi one stop centres and at Women’s Helpline-181 under its integrated system for Women in distress is available on its toll free number 181 .

During the awareness drive, the Project Coordinator Women Helpline Bilal Bhat interacted with people from various walks of life and informed them about the services provided by his organization.

 “Our motive is to educate young minds about the importance of human rights in the world we live in and to create awareness on the impact of violation on any basic human right, a road show campaign was started to highlight the importance of women rights & safety,” Bhat said.

The statement further said that Women’s Helpline 181 service has been operational for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh since October 2017 and over these three years of its operation, a lot has been achieved and a lot could not be.

“A lot has been learnt and a lot has been taught. Since its inception, Women Helpline- 181 has consciously been instrumental in delivering value and service by not just coordinating with stakeholders responsible to aid and deliver justice to women affected by violence but also by activating the agencies and system often in interest of these women. That is to say that Women Helpline 181 does not follow conventional culture of referral but works on the principle of representation,” it added.

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