One Stop Centres (OSCs) are intended to support women affected by violence, in private and public spaces, within the family, community and at the workplace. Women facing physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and economic abuse, irrespective of age, class, caste, education status, marital status, race and culture will be facilitated with support and redressal. Aggrieved women facing any kind of violence due to attempted sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, honour related crimes, acid attacks or witch-hunting who have reached out or been referred to the OSC will be provided with specialized services.
The Centres established across the country would provide integrated support and assistance under one roof to women including girls below the age of 18 years affected by violence irrespective of caste, class, religion, sexual orientation or marital status. For girls below 18 years, institutions and authorities established under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection Act) 2000 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 will be linked with the OSCs.
The objectives of the Scheme are:
-To provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces under one roof.
-To facilitate immediate,emergency and non-emergency access to a range of services including medical, legal, psychological and counselling support under one roof to fight against any forms of violence against women.
A women affected by violence can access OSC by following the steps given below –
1) By herself,
2 ) Through any person including any public spirited citizen, public servant (as defined under section 21 of the Indian Penal code), relative, friend, volunteer, NGO etc ,
3 ) Through women helpline (181) integrated with police, ambulance and other emergency response helplines
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