Safety of women is utmost priority for Modi Government, says Maneka

New Delhi: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi today stated that safety of women in the country is of utmost priority to the present NDA Government while replying to a question in Lok Sabha on safety of women in the country.

File Photo : Maneka Gandhi

File Photo : Maneka Gandhi

She also listed out several schemes and initiatives being implemented by the Narendra Modi led NDA government for protection of women. Among the schemes implemented by Ministry of Women and Child Development were Swadhar and Short Stay Homes to provide relief and rehabilitation to destitute women and women in distress. She also noted Ujjawala Homes for rehabilitation of victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation and Working Women Hostels for ensuring safe accommodation for working women away from their place of residence.

There are also schemes like One Stop Centre to provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence and Scheme for Universalisation of Women Helpline intended to provide 24 hours immediate and emergency response to women affected by violence.  She also mentioned the scheme of Universalisation of Women Helpline being implemented from April 2015, which is exclusively designed to support women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces, including in the family, community, workplace etc. The Women Helpline (Helpline) will provide 24 hour emergency response to all women affected by violence both in public and private sphere. All the states and UTs, including Odisha have been requested to submit the proposals in order to release of funds, she added.

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