SWADHAR: A Scheme To Help Women In Difficult Circumstances

By: Natasha Mahesh, 2016-05-14 11:15:00.0Category:  Awareness
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Swadhar Scheme was launched in 2001-2002. It was launched after recognising the need for a project based approach to address the requirements of women in difficult circumstances. The object of the scheme is to comprehensively rehabilitate widows, victims of trafficking, victims of natural calamities, mentally challenged and destitute women. The scheme provides for support like food and shelter, counselling, medical facilities and vocational training to women. The scheme also envisages setting up helplines for women in distress. It has been proposed to merge Swadhar scheme with Swadhar Greh. The number of Swadhar Homes to be converted into Swadhar Greh depends on reciept of requisite information from State Governments.  'Swadhar Grehs' would enable women to regain their emotional strength that gets hampered due to their encounter with unfortunate circumstances , provide them with legal aid and guidance to enable them to take steps for their readjustment in family or society. In October 2015,The Haryana government has approved 'Swadhar Greh' scheme, assuring economic and social security to women, with an aim to create a supportive institutional framework catering to their primary needs in difficult circumstances.

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