“SAKHI”- ONE STOP CENTRE (OSC) IN TAMIL NADU
The Government of India has proposed a Special Scheme named “SAKHI”, which is a One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC), 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 rape attempted sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, honour related crimes, acid attacks or witch-hunting.
The objectives of the Scheme 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 OSCC support s all women including girls below 18 years of age affected by violence, irrespective of caste, class, religion, region, sexual orientation or marital status. For girls below 18 years of age, institutions 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 OSCC. In Tamil Nadu the OSCC is being implemented with 100% financial Assistance from Government of India. Under this scheme.
The OSCC will facilitate access to following services:
1. Emergency Response and Rescue Services
2. Medical assistance
3. Assistance to women in lodging FIR/NCR/DIR
4. Psycho-social support/counseling
5. Legal aid and counseling
7. Video Conferencing Facility
Address of the ONE STOP CENTER
Government Service Home, No 8, Nirmala Garden
Judge Colony, Sanatorium,
Tambaram, Chennai - 45