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Goa launches helpline for women in distress

IANS  |  Panaji 

government's and on Monday launched a universal service for in distress in the coastal state.

The service which can be accessed by dialling 181 will be operated by GVK-EMRI, a private corporate entity in association with the state and

"It will help to create a positive impact on women's empowerment in and also in cracking down on crimes against women more efficiently," Director, Women and Child Development said at the function which was held in the state capital to mark the launch of the new initiative.

The is aimed at supporting women in distress and is expected to provide counselling, guidance, information, as well as deal with cases of domestic violence.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 20:22 IST
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