26 May WCD Ministry is all set to set up One-Stop Centres
GS PAPER-1, Social Issues
Source- The Hindu
The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, is to set up One-Stop Centres (OSCs) in 10 missions across 9 countries. It will be set to curb the cases of violence against women.
In which countries OSCs will be set up
One OSC will be set up each in Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Canada, Australia and Singapore. TWO OSCs will be set up in Saudi Arabia. Apart from that, 300 OSCs will be set up across India.
Who will operate the OSCs
All OSCs will be supported by the Women and Child Development Ministry while, Ministry of External Affairs will operate it.
Currently, about 701 One Stop Centres are operating in the country since 2015 across 35 states & Union Territories. Through these centres, three lakh women have been provided assistance since 2015.