Sakhi One Stop Centres – UPSC Prelims

Ministry :  Ministry of Women and Child Development
Aim is to provide integrated services for women affected with violence.
  • It is being implemented since April 1, 2015.
  • It is funded from Nirbhaya Fund.
  • It is a centrally sponsored scheme.
  • It aims to facilitate access to integrated range of services including medical aid, police assistance, legal aid and case management, psychosocial counselling and temporary support services to women affected by violence.
  • Target Group: The OSC will support all women including girls below 18 years of age affected by violence, irrespective of caste, class, religion, region, sexual orientation, or marital status.
  • Nodal Scheme: OSC is a subscheme of Umbrella Scheme for National Mission for Empowerment of women including Indira Gandhi Mattritav Sahyaog Yojana.
  • Why in news?
    • Government has decided to set up OSCs at the ten foreign missions of India.
    • The 10 countries where the OSCs will be set up are Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, UAE, Jeddah, and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Australia, Canada, and Singapore.
    • These centres will be supported by the Women and Child Development Ministry and operated by the External Affairs Ministry.

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