In India, gender-based violence has multiple manifestations. From facing domestic and sexual violence to being the sufferer of toxic practices like honour killings, dowry, acid attacks, witch hunting, trafficking, enforcing sex-selective abortion, women and girls are robbed of their dignity and existence. Moreover, the unreasonable injustices violate their fundamental rights and disrupt their health and mental being, thereby averting their growth.
Overview of One Stop Centre Scheme
|Name||One Stop Centre Scheme|
|Also known as||Sakhi Scheme|
|Launched by||Government of India|
|Launch year||1 April 2015|
|Nodal Ministry||Ministry of Women and Child Development|
|Sector||Central sector scheme|
Objective of One Stop Centre Scheme
• A support mechanism and redressal for women are some of the facilities of this scheme for women who face
sexual/physical/psychological/emotional/economic abuse, irrespective of their caste, creed, race, class, education status, age, culture, or marital status.
• Specialized services would be provided to the aggrieved women facing any kind of violence due to attempted acid attacks, witch-hunting, domestic violence, trafficking, sexual assault or sexual harassment and have reached out or been referred to the OSC.
FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
Question- What is a one stop Centre scheme in India?
Answer- One-Stop Centre scheme is a sub-scheme of the National Mission for Empowerment of Women which also includes the Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana. The scheme is funded by the Nirbhaya fund. Under this scheme, complete financial assistance will be provided by the Centre to the States and the Union territories.
Ministry of Women and Child Development