Hotline against domestic violence

Several initiatives against domestic violence have been undertaken these days. Apart from the hotline 139, dedicated to domestic violence, which is toll free and operational on 24 hr basis, three additional lines will be added so as to provide prompt and timely assistance to callers.

More, Rs 1 million has been allocated to support the economic empowerment of women who are victims of domestic violence. This allocation will help to train women victims to enable them be economically independent. Since May last, the government is also paying a capitation grant of Rs 400 for women victims of domestic violence living in shelters and Rs 341 for children in shelters.

 

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