India’s first One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) named Gauravi was launched in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on 16 June 2014. It was launched by the Bollywood actor Amir Khan.
The centre is first of its kind in India for women who are victims of violence. It will provide help and assistance to rape survivors and victims of dowry harassment, domestic violence and other atrocities on women, all under one roof.
The OSCC will provide legal advice, medical aid and police assistance. Victims can call the helpline number or visit the facility centre for the assistance. It will also provide assistance in filing FIRs, providing security, rehabilitation of the victim and forensic support.
Madhya Pradesh government along with two non-government organizations (NGOs) will provide the training to doctors, counsellors and other personnel at the centre. It is also planned to set up similar centres across the state along with the help of the Union Government.
The state government will issue an advisory to all central hospitals and to the state governments to set up OSCC-like institutions.
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When: 16 June 2014