A National Workshop on Role of Sakhi One Stop Centres in Strengthening Multi-Sectoral Response to Violence is being held in New Delhi. The workshop has been organized by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Around 400 Sakhi- One Stop Centre Functionaries and nodal officials from State Department of Women and Child Development from 33 States/UTs across the country, are participating in the workshop.
The conference provides the platform to understand, discuss and deliberate on strengthening the multi-sector response to address violence against women through the Sakhi One Stop Centres across the country.
About the Sakhi scheme:
Popularly known as Sakhi, the scheme is being implemented since 1st April 2015. The scheme aims to facilitate access to an integrated range of services including medical aid, police assistance, legal aid/case management, psychosocial counselling, and temporary support services to women affected by violence.
Under the scheme, it has been envisaged that One Stop Centres (OSC) would be set up across the country in a phased manner.