MP govt to open centres to help, rehabilitate women in distress

  • Shruti Tomar, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Nov 13, 2014 16:02 IST

Directorate of Women Empowerment will open two centres to help and rehabilitate women in distress. Initially, these centres would be started at Indore and Gwalior.

Acid attack survivors, rape victims and other woman, who are in destitute state and are facing troubles, will get medical and legal support, besides accommodation and skill-training at the centre.

Women, who have served jail sentence, would also get help after their release. They would be provided skill training so that they could start their lives again by earning money.

Directorate of Women Empowerment commissioner Kalpana Shrivastava said, "The directorate would open two centres first and if we succeed, we will open more centres. The basic objective of these centres is to empower women by extending help. We will also appoint counsellors and psychologists at these centres so as to help women in depression and mental trauma."

These centres will be run by department's employees and NGOs and similar organisations will not play any role in running the affairs of these centres. "We are trying to generate posts for these centres. Contractual employees would be appointed at these centres according to collector’s guidelines," Shrivastava said.

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