Helping hand to victims of violence

Domestic Violence In India

Archana Mishra, Aug 05, 2014, DHNS:

Helpline numbers are fast becoming a saviour for women victims of gender violence.

The helpline works 24×7 in three shifts – each being handled by six people at a time. Since its inception in December 2012, the helpline number has received a total of 9, 79,594 calls, out of which action has been taken on 6, 74,542 calls which were related to dowry harassment, acid attack, sexual assault and domestic violence.

This is ‘181 Women’s Helpline Number’ that registers an FIR following complaints on this number.

Through the helpline number almost 9,000 cases of domestic violence and 14,000 cases of sexual violence have been registered in police stations across Delhi. Undoubte-dly, the number of complaints is increasing as women get more aware of their rights. Metrolife explores how Government and private helpline numbers are fast becoming a saviour for women who are victims of gender and sex-related violence.


“Though 181 is a part of Government…

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