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Government to set up women help desks, anti-human trafficking units using Nirbhaya Fund


Government to set up women help desks, anti-human trafficking units using Nirbhaya Fund





Government will be setting up women help desks in all police stations and anti-human trafficking units in all districts across India using the NIRBHAYA Fund.

The announcement was made by Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani. Irani said that the initiative is an example of interdepartmental cooperation leading to effective governance.

Nirbhaya fund to be used to set up women help desks and anti-human trafficking units for the safety and security of women in India.

The Nirbhaya Fund was announced by the Centre in 2013 after the sensational December 16, 2012 gangrape and murder case in the national capital.

Its aim was to support initiatives of the government and NGOs working towards the safety of women.