Women’s Panel Plans ‘One Stop Centres’ to Help Women in Distress 


New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) will soon open one stop centres in 11 districts of the national capital to offer medical, legal and psychological aid to women who are victims of sexual harassment. 

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"As many as 11 'One Stop Centres' will be opened in Delhi and will be run by DCW. These centres will be opened under a central government scheme. Funds for its functioning will be provided by the central government,"  Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal said, adding that the order for their opening has been issued by the state government.

Medical, legal and psychological help would be provided to the victims of rape, molestation, dowry harassment and the like at these centres, she said. "These centres will function as extension of DCW's Crisis Intervention Cell (CIC) and Rape Crisis Cell (RCC). With the help of 'One Stop Centres', DCW will be able to address issues of more victims in the city," Maliwal added.

The decision to open 'One Stop Centres' was taken in a meeting held in August between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, in which Maliwal was also present.

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