Sakhi -One Stop Centre is being implemented since 1st April 2015. These centres are being established across the country to provide integrated support & assistance under one roof to women affected by violence, both in private & public places, within the family, community and at the workplace. Women facing physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and economical abuse , irrespective of age , class, cast, education status, marital status, race and culture with support and redressal.
In Deogarh District the Sakhi [One Stop Centre] was inaugurated on date 10th October 2019 by Sj. Sudhanshu Mohan Samal, District Collector and District Magistrate, Deogarh. The project is supported by the Ministry of Women & Child Development Department, Govt. of India and implemented by the Voluntary Institute for Rural Development (VIRD), Angul. The Sakhi-One Stop Centre is located at Shanti Nivas, near Pradhanpat Waterfall, Deogarh. The District Collector and Magistrate is the Chairman of Sakhi [One Stop Centre] and the project is a wing of District Social Welfare Office (DSWO), Deogarh.
The Objectives of the One Stop Centre are:-
- To provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence both in private and public spaces under one roof.
- To facilitate immediate, emergency and non-emergency access to a range of services including medical, legal, psychological and counselling support under one roof to fight against any forms of violence against women.
The OSC will support all women including girls below 18 years of age affected by violence, irrespective of cast, class, religion, region, sexual orientation or marital status. For girls below 18 years of age, institution and authorities established under Juvenile Justice (Care and protection of children) Act, 2000 and the protection of children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 will be linked with the OSC.
Types of Cases Dealing by Sakhi:-
The SAKHI [One Stop Centre] Deogarh has handled different types of cases like:-
- Domestic Violence
- Acid Attack
- Sexual Harassment
- Women Trafficking
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Child Marriage
- Cyber Crime
- Dowry Harassment and Death and
- Other Violence
Services of SAKHI-One Stop Centre, Deogarh
The Sakhi- One Stop Centre, Deogarh has provided 24 hours services to the women/girl child who is affected by violence. We provided two types of services to the victim like:-
- Emergency Services:-
Under Emergency Service, we provided-
- i) Police Assistant (PCR VAN) and
- ii) Medical Assistance (Ambulance)
- Medical Assistance
- Police Assistance
- Psycho-Social Counselling
- Legal Assistance
- Shelter Assistance (Short Shelter for 5days)