One-Stop Centres to be set up by WCD

To help women who are suffering from violence the ministry of Women and Child Development has decided to set up One-Stop Centres across 9 countries. One One-Stop Centre will be established in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the UAE, Australia, Canada and Singapore each and two OSCs will be established in Saudi Arabia. Along with these more than 300 One-Stop Centres will be opened across the country as announced by senior officials from the ministry of Women and Child Development.

The One-Stop Centres will be funded by the ministry of Women and Child Development but they will be run by the Ministry of External Affairs.

701 One-Stop Centres have been built across the country expanding to 35 States and Union Territories since its inception in the year 2015 and they have provided assistance to over 3 lakh women.

About One-Stop Scheme

It is a scheme sponsored by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to address the issues faced by women due to acts of violence against them. The One-Stop Centre is a sub scheme under the ambit of the National Mission for Empowerment of Women and the Indira Gandhi Mattritva Sahyog Yojana. This scheme is funded through the Nirbhaya Fund and 100% financial assistance to the states and the Union Territories is provided by the central government. The Ministry of Women and Child Development have also announced Rs 74 crore funding to help minor rape victims under the Nirbhaya Fund.

About Ministry of External Affairs

Union Minister: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Deputy Minister: V Muraleedharan (MoS External Affairs)

About Ministry of Women and Child Development

Union Minister: Smriti Zubin Irani

Minister of State: Debasree Chaudhuri

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