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Government Of Assam Social Welfare Directorate of Social Welfare (Women and Child Development Sector)

Women Welfare

 The Social Welfare Department with the help of The Directorate of Woman and Child Development has stepped forward to take initiatives for the welfare of the woman. 

The following schemes have been initiated to work towards the betterment of women in the state :

Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls - SABLA

The Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG) Sabla is a centrally sponsored program of Government of India initiated on April 1, 2011, under Ministry of Women and Child Development.

The objectives of the program are:

  1. Enable the Adolescent girls for self-development and empowerment
  2. Improve their nutrition and health status.
  3. Promote awareness about health, hygiene, nutrition, adolescent reproductive and sexual health (ARSH) and family and child care.
  4. Upgrade home-based skills, life skills and integrate with the National Skill Development Program (NSDP) for vocational skills.
  5. Mainstream out of school adolescent girls into formal/ non-formal education.
  6. Provide information/guidance about existing public services such as PHC, CHC, Post Office, Bank, Police Station, etc.

Ujjwala New Scheme

A Comprehensive Scheme for Prevention of Trafficking and Rescue, Rehabilitation and Re-Integration of Victims of Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation.

OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME

  1. To prevent trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation through social mobilization and involvement of local communities, awareness generation programmes, generate public discourse through workshops/seminars and such events and any other innovative activity.
  2. To facilitate the rescue of victims from the place of their exploitation and place them in safe custody.
  3. To provide rehabilitation services with both immediate and long-term to the victims by providing basic amenities/needs such as shelter, food, clothing, medical treatment including counselling, legal aid and guidance and vocational training.
  4. To facilitate reintegration of the victims into the family and society at large
  5. To facilitate repatriation of cross-border victims to their country of origin

To know more, refer to the link :

Ujjwala Scheme: Click here

Woman Helpline 

The Scheme of Universalisation of Women Helpline is intended to provide 24 hours immediate and emergency response to women affected by violence through referral (linking with appropriate authority such as police, One Stop Centre, hospital) and information about women related government schemes programs across the country through a single uniform number.

Refer to the Link to know more 

Women Helpline: Click Here 

Working Women Hostel

The Working Women Hostel Scheme has been revised to promote the availability of safe and conveniently located accommodation for working women who need to live away from their families due to professional commitments.

Objectives

The objective of the scheme is to promote the availability of safe and conveniently located accommodation for working women, with daycare facility for their children, wherever possible, in urban, semi-urban, or even rural areas where employment opportunity for women exist. To achieve this objective, the scheme will assist projects for construction of new hostel buildings, expansion of existing hostel buildings and hostel buildings in rented premises. The working women’s hostel projects being assisted under this scheme shall be made available to all working women without any distinction with respect to caste, religion, marital status etc., subject to norms prescribed under the scheme. While the projects assisted under this scheme are meant for working women, women under training for the job may also be accommodated in such hostels subject to the condition that taken together, such trainees should not occupy more than 30% of the total capacity the hostel and they may be accommodated in the hostels only when adequate numbers of working women are not available. Children of working women, up to the age of 18 years for girls and up to the age of 5 years for boys may be accommodated in such hostel with their mothers.

The following guideline, Act and Rules have been enclosed for further information on Women Welfare: 

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TheProtectionofWomenfromDomesticViolenceAct2005.pdf147.78 KBswf-image
DomesticViolence Rules 2005.pdf130.06 KBswf-image
revised_guideline_of_working_women_hostel.pdf249.36 KBswf-image
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