The Ministry of Women & Child Development is implementing two shelter based schemes for women/girls facing difficult circumstances without any family support namely Swadhar and Short Stay Home.
Categories of women/girls who can take shelter in the shelter homes are:
(i) Widows deserted by their families and relatives and left uncared near religious places where they are victims of exploitation;
ii) Women prisoners released from jail and without family support;
(iii) Women survivors of natural disaster who have been rendered homeless and are without any social and economic support;
(iv) Trafficked women/girls rescued or runaway from brothels or other places or women/girl victims of sexual crimes who are disowned by family or who do not want to go back to respective family for various reasons;
(v) Women victims of terrorist/extremist violence who are without any family support and without any economic means for survival;
(vi) Mentally challenged women (except for the psychotic categories who require care in specialized environment in mental hospitals) who are without any support of family or relatives.
(vii) Women with HIV/AIDS deserted by their family or women who have lost their husband due to HIV/AIDS and are without social/economic support; or
(viii) Similarly placed women in difficult circumstances.
State-wise number of girls and women residing in Swadhar & Short Stay Homes in the country.
|S. No.||Name of the State||No. of girls / women residing in shelter homes|
|11.||Jammu & Kashmir||278|
(Release ID :63831)
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