Kohima: A total of Rs 11.36 crore has been sanctioned since 2015-16 for Sakhi–One-Stop Centre by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, said Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio, who is also the Minister-in-Charge of Department of Social welfare.

Rio was responding to a starred question raised by MLA Chumben Murry. Rio added that currently, 11 Sakhi-one stop centres in Nagaland are functional. This includes centres in Dimapur, Kohima, Kiphire, Longleng, Mokokchung, Mon, Peren, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha, and Zunheboto.

The buildings in the districts of Kohima and Dimapur have been completed, it informed.

One-Stop Centres (OSCs) are intended to support women affected by violence, in private and public spaces, within the family, community and workplace.

Women facing physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, and economic abuse, irrespective of age, class, caste, education status, marital status, race and culture will be facilitated with support and redressal.

Aggrieved women facing any kind of violence due to attempted sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, honour-related crimes, acid attacks or witch-hunting who have reached out or been referred to the OSC will be provided with specialised services.

The Nirbhaya Fund Framework provides for a non-lapsable corpus fund for safety and security of women to be administered by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) of the Government of India.

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