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Centre approves 13 new One-Stop Centres in J-K to support women facing violence

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

has approved 13 new One-Stop Centres (OSC) to support women facing both within the family and at public places, a said on Friday.

The new OSCs will be established in Samba, Udhampur, Poonch, Reasi, Ramban, Kishtwar, Pulwama, Budgam, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Shopian, Kulgam and Kargil districts, Secretary, Social Welfare department, said.

He said with the establishment of the 13 new OSCs, the total number of such centres in the state will go up to 22, covering all districts.

Lone said these centres will be fully funded by the and Rs 5.65 crore have been earmarked for the new OSCs.

He said the project proposal was formulated by the for women of

Lone said OSCs aim to support women facing within the family, community and at workplace.

Women facing physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and economic abuse, will be provided support and their grievances would be redressed, the said.

He said the OSCs will facilitate immediate, emergency and non- emergency access to a range of services, including medical, legal, psychological support under one roof against any forms of against women.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 21:35 IST