TISSNET GK – Schemes for Women

Questions on important government schemes for women in TISSNET are always asked. Here is the list of all such schemes that can be asked in TISSNET GK section.

List of Major Women Empowerment schemes in India

The important women empowerment schemes in India are listed below:

Women Empowerment scheme Launch Year Objectives
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme 2015 To prevent gender-biased sex selective elimination To ensure survival & protection of the girl child To ensure education and participation of the girl child
One-Stop Centre Scheme 2015 To provide support and assistance to women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces. To Facilitate/Assist in filing First Information Report (FIR/NCR) To provide psycho-social support and counselling to women/girl
Women Helpline Scheme 2016 To provide toll-free 24-hours telecom service to women affected by violence. To facilitate crisis and non-crisis intervention through referral to the appropriate agencies such as police/Hospitals/Ambulance services/District Legal Service Authority (DLSA)/Protection Officer (PO)/OSC. To provide information about the appropriate support services, government schemes and programmes available to the woman affected by violence, in her particular situation within the local area in which she resides or is employed.
UJJAWALA 2016 To prevent the trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation. To facilitate the rescue of victims from the place of their exploitation and place them in safe custody. To provide rehabilitation services with both immediate and long-term to the victims by providing basic amenities/needs such as shelter, food, clothing, medical treatment including counselling, legal aid and guidance and vocational training.
Working Women Hostel 1972-73 To promote the availability of safe and conveniently located accommodation for working women. To provide accommodation to children of working women, up to the age of 18 years for girls and up to the age of 5 years for boys.
SWADHAR Greh 2018 To cater to the primary need for shelter, food, clothing, medical treatment and care of women in distress. To provide women with legal aid and guidance.
Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP) 1986-87 To provide skills that give employability to women. To benefit women in the age group of 16 and above in the country.
Nari Shakti Puraskar 2016 To strengthen the place of women in society. To facilitate institutions that work towards the progress and development of women in society.
Mahila Shakti Kendras (MSK) 2017 To create an environment for women where they have access to healthcare, quality, education, guidance, employment, etc. To facilitate these opportunities at the block and district level in the country.
NIRBHAYA 2012 To facilitate safety and security for women at various levels. To ensure strict privacy and confidentiality of women’s identity and information. Provision for real-time intervention as far as possible
Mahila E-Haat 2016 To facilitate entrepreneurship opportunities online for women. To educate women on various aspects of online selling and helping them establish their own venture.

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