Anurag Thakur

Govt Gives Highest Importance to Protection of Women at Workplace: Centre

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur stated while responding to a query on exploitation of women in cinema in the Lok Sabha that “the Government of India gives highest importance to the protection of women and girls and also takes steps to address the issue of their safety and security. The One Stop Centres (OSCs) aim to facilitate women, including women in the film industry, affected by violence with a range of integrated services under one roof such as police facilitation, medical aid, providing legal aid and legal counselling, psycho-social counselling, temporary shelter, etc.” Further, he stated that “the Women Helpline (WHL) Scheme provides 24 hours emergency and non-emergency response to women, both in public and private spaces by linking them with appropriate authorities such as police, OSCs, hospital, legal services, etc. WHL also supports women in distress with rescue van and counselling services in addition to providing information about women welfare schemes and programs across the country the minister said in his written response. Women can dial 181 short code to avail services from Women Helpline.”

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