Budgam: The Jammu and Kashmir Women Helpline (WHL-181) Wednesday organized a Community cum Village level awareness programmes themed ‘End Violence against Women’ at Bachipora, Kawoosa areas of Budgam.
The WHL-181 is a project of the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development and is being run by the State resource Centre for Women of the Department of Social Welfare in J&K.
Speaking on the occasion, Project Coordinator WHL-181, Bilal Bhat highlighted the overall services provided by the helpline. He said the helpline provides 24-hour immediate response to women in distress and represents them before the appropriate service providers such as police, MSK, FCC, & Legal authorities. He said the One Stop Centre (SAKHI-OSC) also provides services like hospital assistance, emergency response & psychological support /counseling, temerity shelter, etc.
Bhat further informed the participants that they can get help from the helpline in case of domestic violence, dowry abuse, mental torture, sexual assault, eve-teasing, cyber-crime, child sexual abuse, rape, economical violence or any other distress situation.
Bhat apprised Women folk that Suicide is not a Solution, “Break your Silence Raise your voice” if you are facing Domestic Violence, Sexual harassment, Economic and Dowry Disputes, etc. In this situation Dial 24/7 Hours Toll Free no. 181 to get Access to Justice, Access to Welfare and Access to District Administration.