Updated: Jun 1, 2022
One Stop Centres (OSCs) are intended to support women affected by violence, in private and public spaces, within the family, community and at the 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 specialized services.
Under this Scheme, in the first phase, one OSC envisaged to be established in each State/UT to facilitate access to an integrated range of services including medical, legal, and psychological support. Further, 150 additional Centres are taken up in second phase during 2016-17 in addition to 36 Centres in the first phase. Now, 50 additional One Stop Centres each shall be established during the years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-2020.
The OSCs will be integrated with 181 and other existing helplines. Women affected by violence and in need of redressal services could be referred to OSC through these helplines.
Author: Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India,
Year of development of resource material: December 2017