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Women Helpline-181 organised series of awareness programmes in Kupwara District.

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Jammu and Kashmir Women’s Helpline (WHL-181) organized series of community-cum-village level awareness programmes at Krusun Lolab, Walhama,Langate Handwara ,Bohipora Kupwara ,OSC Kupwara & Government Boys Higher Secondary School Ashipora areas of Kupwara district.

The WHL-181 is a project of the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development and it is being run by Mission Directorate Women Empowerment of Department of Social Welfare in UT of J&K.

Speaking on the occasion, Campaigner cum project coordinator WHL-181 Bilal Bhat highlighted the overall services provided by the helpline. Giving details, he said the helpline provides 24-hour immediate response to women in distress and represents them before the appropriate service providers such as police and legal authorities.

He said the one-stop centre also provides services like hospital assistance, emergency response and psychological support/counselling, temporary shelter, family counselling etc.

Bhat further informed the participants that they can get help from the helpline in case of domestic violence, dowry abuse, mental torture, sexual assault, eve-teasing, cyber-crime, child sexual abuse, rape, economical violence or any other violence.

While stating that “suicide is not a solution”, the project coordinator said the purpose of one-stop centres is to provide integrated services to women and children affected by domestic violence, sexual harassment, emotional and psychological abuse.Bilal Bhat ,a Campaigner at WHl_181 reaching all Districts of Kashmir with the message Let’s Stand Today for the Better Tomorrow.

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