Approach One Stop Centre in Warangal
Women affected by domestic violence and atrocities should approach One Stop Centre established recently in Warangal to get their issues resolved, suggested the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) secretary P Annie Rose Christian.
Warangal: Women affected by domestic violence and atrocities should approach One Stop Centre established recently in Warangal to get their issues resolved, suggested the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) secretary P Annie Rose Christian.
She said setting up One Stop Centre in the district was a great opportunity for the women. The aim of the centre was to ensure speedy and effective solution to the women and girls who would be subjected to harassment at workplace, at homes and incidents like acid attacks.
Christian visited the centre located at Excise Colony in Hanamkonda on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, she opined the married couples, instead of making rounds of police stations whenever there were any disputes between them, they should approach One Stop Centre for amicable solution to their problems.
The centre, which offers services 24x7, would provide temporary free shelter, medical assistance, legal aid, counselling, police assistance, ambulance facilities and others, the DLSA secretary said.She felt that the married couples instead of engaging themselves in petty disputes on minor issues should strive to live in an amicable life by spending their time with children and family members.
Spending time with children would help to keep them on right track and away from bad habits.The One Stop Centre’s implementing agency Sarvodaya Youth Organisation (SYO) secretary P Damodar informed that they were working on women’s issues for the past 15 years. In the last three years, they have addressed 6273 domestic violence cases and in 90 per cent cases couples were reunited.
And that experience would be of great use in managing the centre for the benefit of women. The centre has been equipped with one administrator, two legal counsellors, three social workers, two case workers, two paramedical staff, two IT assistants, two multipurpose assistants and security guards, he added.
The affected women could dial emergency service number - 181 to approach the centre to lodge complaints. Educated women should inform the victims of violence about the centre so that they would be provided relief, he appealed.
The centre administrator G Vanaja, SYO staff V Indira, legal counsellor Hymavathi and others present.