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                   For Delhi : 011-23370557 WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER Works 24 x 7 )

                         For UP :  181 OR1090 ( WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER Works 24 x 7)

          For LUCKNOW : 1090 ( WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER Works 24 x 7 )

              For MUMBAI 103 ( WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER )

            For CHENNAI : 1091 WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER )

           For Bangalore 181 WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER ( Works 24 x 7)

For BHUBANESWAR : 181 WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER )

      For HYDERABAD :  181 WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER Works 24 x 7 )

            For KOLKATA : 1091 WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER Works 24 x 7 )

                 For PATNA : 9771468024  ( WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER Works 24 x 7 )

For MUZAFFARPUR : 181 (WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER )

              For RANCHI 1091 WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER )

   For CHANDIGARH 1091 ( WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER (Works 24 x 7 )

   ForCOIMBATORE : 1091 ( WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER )

            For  KANPUR : 1090  (WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER) ( Works 24 x 7 )

              For JAIPUR : 181 ( WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER Works 24 x 7 )

                  For KOTA : 181 ( WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER ) (Works 24 x )

                  For J & K : 181 (SAKHI ( WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER )

                 For PUNE1091 ( WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER 

     For KOZHIKODE : 1091 WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER )

           For TRIPURA : 1091 WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER ( Works 24 x 7 )

       For GUWAHATI : 181 WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER ( Works 24 x 7 )

          For GWALIOR : 1090 WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER )

                       For AP : 1091 ( WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBER )

           For SILIGURI 0353-2663885 ( WOMEN POLICE STATION )

    For MADHUBANI 18003456247 ( WOMEN HELPLINE CENTRE)

                    For USA 202-307-6026 ( Office on Violence Against Women)

    WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBERS

AHMEDABAD
ANDHRA PRADESH
ASSAM
BEGUSARAI
BHAGALPUR
CHANDIGARH
GWALIOR
KERELA
KOZHIKODE
KANPUR
KOLKATA
MUZAFFARPUR
NAGPUR
PUDUCHERRY
PURNEA
PATIALA
PUNE
RANCHI
SILIGURI
TAMIL NADU
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AHMEDABAD

Mahila Police Station

9727174615


Address
Mahila Police Station, Gaurang Flat, Mithakhali 6 Rasta, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad

Phone
079-26560235, 079-26560236

Division
‘ACP Mahila Police Station’ Division

Important Contacts

Shri Himanshu Shukal Deputy Commissioner of Police Crime Branch

Crime Branch, Gayakwad Haveli, Ahmedabad 380004

079-25320664


Shri A. K. Sharma Joint Commissioner of Police Crime Branch

Crime Branch, Gayakwad Haveli, Ahmedabad 380004

079-25398800
 jcp-crime-ahd@gujarat.gov.in

ANDHRA PRADESH

WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBERS(ANDHRA PRADESH)

1.Crime Stopper: 1090
2.Crime Against Women and Children: 1091

3.EMRI: 108
4.Police: 100
5.Fire: 101
ASSAM

Women's Helpline (ASSAM POLICE)

Send mail to - ssp-cid@assampolice.gov.in mentioning subject as "Helpline for Women"
or  Call
+91-9345215029 / +91-361- 2521242 

Emergency Helpline Numbers for children and womenare toll free numbers to help the children and women in distressed situation.

The Helpline Number is : 181 for Women

The Helpline Number is : 1098 for Children

BEGUSARAI

BEGUSARAWomen Helpline Numbers

BegusaraiWomen Helpline,Collectorate BegusaraiSmt. Veena Kumari9771468005whl.begusarai@wdcbihar.org.in

Sl. No.Emergency ContactNameStd CodeOffice Number
1District Control RoomDM Confidential6243222285
2Police Control Room6243223015
3Fire StationHaldhar Prasad Mandal6243223133
101
4Ambulance Service102/108

BHAGALPUR

WOMEN Helpline Numbers(Bhagalpur)


WOMEN HELPLINE CENTRE18003456247/ 0612-2320047/2214318

DepartmentHelpline Number
DISTRICT CONTROL ROOM BHAGALPUR0641-2421555
POLICE CONTROL ROOM BHAGALPUR0641-2400701
POLICE100
FIRE101
AMBULANCE102, 108
INDIAN RAILWAY (GENERAL ENQUIRY)139
JIGYASA (FOR GENERAL INFORMATION)

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

SCHEDULED CASTE AND SCHEDULED TRIBE WELFARE

0612-2233333

1911 / 102

18003456345

CHANDIGARH

WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBERS (CHANDIGARH)


Women Helpline Number : 1091 (Toll Free), 0172 – 2741174 

The contacts detail of the Women Police Station is under:-
 Office  :  0172 – 2723444
    SHO  :  0172 – 2700448 , 7087239005 

To deal more effectively with the complaints/cases of Women and for immediate registration of complaints pertaining to dowry demand, physical and mental cruelty and domestic violence Chandigarh Police established its 1st Women Police Station on 29.08.2015 at Home Guard Building, Sector – 17, Chandigarh.

This police station will registered and investigate the crime related to women and children. This Police Station would be working with extended field of work covering Anti Human Trafficking Unit, Rape Crisis Intervention Centre and Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes Cell. This Women Police Station would act as a nodal agency for Rape Crisis Intervention Centre to educate girls about their rights, to impart training in Self Defense and to act as a counseling center in order to redress complaints related to matrimonial disputes etc.

GWALIOR

WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBERS

 

CM Helpline181


Police Helpline100


Women Helpline -1090


Child helpline - 1098


FireHelpline101

Medical Emergency Helpline- 108


Farmer Call Centre - 18001801551

KERELA

Women Cells (WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBERS KERELA)

KOZHIKODE

WomenHelpline Numbers KOZHIKODE )

HelplinePhone Number
Citizen’s Call center155300
Comissioner of Rescue & Relief1070
Crime Stopper1090
Women Helpline1091
Child Help line1098
Disaster Help Line1077
BSNL Help Line1500
Police Control Room100
Fire and Rescue101
Ambulance Help Line102
Accident Help Line108
Vanitha Helpline (Police)9995399953
Vanitha – Nirbhaya9833312222

KANPUR

WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBERS (KANPUR):1090 Works 24 x 7 )

FIRE BRIGADE: 101

CHILD HELPLINE: 1098

AMBULANCE: 108

KOLKATA

KOLKATA HELPLINE NUMBERS


1. Traffic Helpine - Kolkata Police is happy to introduce a dial-in-service for traffic information in collaboration with VODAFONE [Toll Free]. The numbers are 2000 / 2001.

This is a 24 hour service which will enable citizens direct access to the Kolkata Police Traffic Control Room. Information regarding traffic situation in different parts of the city may be obtained through this system. The citizens may also pass on any information that they wish to share with the Traffic Control Room. 

2. Senior Citizen Helpine - Kolkata Police is happy to introduce a dial-in-service for senior citizens. The number is 9830088884.

3. Women Helpine - On International Women's Day, Kolkata Police has introduced a dial-in-service for distressed and harassed women. The number is 1091[Toll Free] for all complaints of eve-teasing etc.

4. Medical Helpine - Kolkata Police is happy to introduce a dial-in-service for providing assistance related to medical help. The number is 9830079999.

MUZAFFARPUR

Help Line NameContact No.Email ID
1Police100
2Fire101
3Ambulance102
4Control Room0621-2212377
5SSP Office0621-2217797
6Child Line1098
7Women Helpline181

NAGPUR

Nagpur City Police


Women Helpline Telephone No.1091(toll free)

Police Control Room(NAGPUR)

                                                         Police department in Nagpur,Maharashtra

                                              Address: Samaj Kalyan Office Rd, Civil Lines, Nagpur,

                                                                 Maharashtra 440001.
                                             Phone: 0712 256 4333


PUDUCHERRY

Helpline (PUDUCHERRY)

ParticularsHelpline No.
The District Collector-cum- District Magistrate1070
The Regional Commissioner -cum- Dy. Collector (North)1077
Ambulance102, 108
Fire101
Police Control Room100
Children Helpline1098
Women Helpline1091
Traffic Accidents1073

HELPLINE NUMBERS (PUDUCHERRY)


1091 (Women complaints)


1031 (Crime-related complaints with confidentiality guaranteed)


Police Department: 100 (Police emergency)


Health Department: 108 (Emergency Ambulance Service)


Fire: 101 (Fire/flood/disaster/cyclone-related complaints)


1073 (Traffic-related complaints)


Electricity Department: 1912 (power cut/power disaster)


Revenue and Disaster Management Department: 1070 and 1077 (Natural calamities such as flood/cyclone, rescue-related distress situations and complaints on civic amenities)


1093 (Coastal Police emergency assistance)

PURNEA

WOMEN Helpline Numbers (PURNEA)

PurniaWomen Help Line, Kailashpuri, Shrinagar Hata, Purnia.Smt.  Anita Kumari9771468025whl.purnia@wdcbihar.org.in

महिला हेल्पलाईन :
निबंधित वाद : 60794, 

निष्पादित वाद : 51031

अल्पावास गृह : 
निबंधित संवासिन : 15667, 

पुर्नवासित संवासिन : 15489

PURNEA HELPLINE NUMBERS
District Control Room : 06454-243000
SMS Number : 900640244
Child Helpline : 1098
Women Helpline : 1091
Crime Stopper :1090

PATIALA

Patiala Women Helpline Numbers


Sr No.DesignationOffice No
1Bus Stand, Patiala01752311718
1Railway Station, Patiala131 132
2Police Station100
3Fire101
4Ambulance108
5Flood Control Room01752359999
6Emergency (Rajindra Hospital)01752214971
7Telephone Inquiry197

PUNE

WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBERS (PUNE)


  • Election : 1950
  • Police : 100
  • Ambulance   :  108
  • Fire Brigade :  104
  • Pune Muncipal Corporation : 1800-1030-222
  • Disaster Management Control Room : 1077
  • Child Helpline : 1098
  • Women Helpline : 1091
  • NIC Sevice Desk: 1800-111-555

RANCHI

WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBERS (RANCHI)

Sl. No.HelplineContact No.
1Child Helpline1098
2Women Helpline1091
3Police Helpline100
4Ambulance Service108

WOMEN SAFETY & SECURITY ISSUES

MahilaHelp Line (JHARKHAND POLICE)
Mobile: 9771432103
Email: control-cid[at]jhpolice[dot]gov[dot]in
Fax: 0651-2490295
SILIGURI

WOMEN POLICE STATION


Jurisdiction Area (In Sq.km)

Whole Siliguri Police Commissionerate Area

Name of the Police StationWOMEN POLICE STATION
AddressS.F. Road, PO – Siliguri Bazar, PS- Siliguri, Dist.- Darjeeling, Pin- 734001.
Officer–in-chargeSI Atrayee Ganguly
PS Phone No0353-2663885
Emailwomenpssiliguri@gmail.com
Population15,22,734
Boundary and Strategic point under PSWhole Siliguri Police Commissionerate Area
Out Post
Jurisdiction Area (In Sq.km)Whole Siliguri Police Commissionerate Area
Wards and G.P.
TAMIL NADU

WOMEN HELPLINE NUMBERS ( TAMIL NADU)


AWPS-GUINDY044-24700011
AWPS-SAIDAPET044-24330571
AWPS-ADYAR044-23452586
AWPS-POONAMALLEE044-26492211
AWPS-AVADI044-26553767
AWPS-AMBATTUR044-23452767
AWPS-VILLIVAKKAM044-23452774
AWPS-ANNA NAGAR044-23452726
AWPS-THIRUMANGALAM044-23452708
AWPS-JEYANKONDAM04331-250777
AWPS-ARIYALUR04329-221400
AWPS-EAST0422-2580315
AWPS-CENTRAL0422 - 2301633
AWPS-WEST0422 - 2476869
AWPS-NEYVELI04142-228100
AWPS-CUDDALORE04142-222842
AWPS-PANRUTI04142-242023
AWPS-VIRUDHACHALAM04143-238198
AWPS-SETHIYATHOPE04144-244242
AWPS-HARUR04346-223744
AWPS-DHARMAPURI04342-260058
AWPS-PENNAGARAM04342-255200
AWPS-OTTANCHATRAM04553-241007
AWPS-VADAMADURAI04551-238199
AWPS-KODAIKANAL04542-241225
AWPS-PALANI04545 - 241032
AWPS-DINDIGUL0451-2427928
AWPS-NILAKOTTAI04543-230493
AWPS-BHAVANI04256-235246
AWPS-ERODE04242-267100
AWPS-GOBI04285-227300
AWPS-SATHYAMANGALAM04295-224229
AWPS-HARBOUR044-25340598
AWPS-FLOWER BAZAAR044-23452474
AWPS-HIGH COURT044-25340410
AWPS-KANCHEEPURAM044-27239200
AWPS-SRIPERUMBUDUR044-27162400
AWPS-CHENGALPET044-27432101
AWPS-MELMARUVATHUR044-27529100
AWPS-MAMALLAPURAM044-27443331
AWPS-KANYAKUMARI04652-247725
AWPS-COLACHEL04651-228500
AWPS-MARTHANDAM04651-271128
AWPS-NAGERCOIL04652-275949
AWPS-KARUR04324-260505
AWPS-KULITHALAI04323-224200
AWPS-VEPERY044-23452726
AWPS-AYANAVARAM044-26440649
AWPS-KILPAUK044-23452700
AWPS-KRISHNAGIRI04347 - 235045
AWPS-DENKANIKOTTAI04347 - 235847
AWPS-HOSUR04344 - 261100
AWPS-BARGUR04343 - 265520
AWPS-ENNORE044-25750600
AWPS-MADHAVARAM044-23452781
AWPS-SAMAYANALLUR0452-2463536
AWPS-USILAMPATTI04552-253510
AWPS-MELUR0452-2487725
AWPS-THIRUMANGALAM04549-280361
AWPS-THALLAKULAM0452 - 2538015
AWPS-THILAGAR THIDAL0452-2533247
AWPS-MADURAI TOWN0452-2330031
AWPS-ROYAPETTAH044-28132523
AWPS–MYLAPORE044-24980100
AWPS–KOTTURPURAM044-23452522
AWPS-VEDARANYAM04369-251539
AWPS-NAGAPATTINAM04365-243353
AWPS-MAYILADUTHURAI04364-225294
AWPS-SIRKAZHI04364-271700
AWPS-VELUR04268-224228
AWPS-NAMAKKAL04286-231901
AWPS-TIRUCHENGODE04288-250488
AWPS-RASIPURAM04287-226989
AWPS-COONUR0423-2221841
AWPS-OOTY0423-2223820
AWPS-GUDALUR04262-261354
AWPS-DEVALA04262-260244
AWPS-OOTY RURAL0423-2223814
AWPS-PERAMBALUR04328 - 277888
AWPS-PUDUKOTTAI04322 - 222260
AWPS-KEERANUR04339-262318
AWPS-ALANGUDI04322-255238
AWPS-THIRUMAYAM04333-274225
AWPS-ARANTHANGI04371 - 220774
AWPS-PERAVALLORE044-23452708
AWPS – MKB NAGAR044-23452522
AWPS-PULIANTHOPE044-23452523
AWPS-PARAMAKUDI04564-225778
AWPS-THIRUVADANAI04561-254100
AWPS-RAMANATHAPURAM04567-220725
AWPS-KAMUDHI04576-223516
AWPS-RAMESWARAM04573-223151
AWPS-VAAZHAPADI
AWPS-METTUR04298-243099
AWPS-SALEM RURAL04282-251911
AWPS-SANKARI04283-242973
AWPS-OMALUR04290-220105
AWPS-AMMAPET0427-2263800
AWPS-SOORAMANGALAM0427-2333552
AWPS-SALEM TOWN0427-2264509
AWPS-THIRUPPATHUR04577-266600/04577-256344
AWPS-DEVAKOTTAI04561-262486
AWPS-MANAMADURAI04574-268987/04574-268897
AWPS-KARAIKUDI04565-237830/04565-232241
AWPS-MADIPAKKAM044-24493663
AWPS-TAMBARAM044-24493663
AWPS-ST.THOMAS MOUNT044-22313762
AWPS-PATTUKOTTAI04373 - 255300
AWPS-THIRUVAIYARU04362 - 262999
AWPS-THANJAVUR04362 - 277005
AWPS-KUMBAKONAM04362 - 277005
AWPS-VALLAM04362 - 277763
AWPS-PAPANASAM04374- 223350
AWPS-BODI04546 - 285700
AWPS-THENI04546 - 254090
AWPS-ANDIPATTI04546 - 244431
AWPS-UTHAMAPALAYAM04554 - 268230
AWPS-THIRUCHENDUR04630-246111
AWPS-KOVILPATTI04632-220060
AWPS-VILATHIKULAM04638-233925
AWPS-THOOTHUKUDI0461-2337999
AWPS-KADAMBUR04632-246488
AWPS-PUDUKOTTAI0461-2271430
AWPS-SRIVAIKUNDAM04630-256826
AWPS-VALLIYOOR04637-222755
AWPS-TENKASI04633-222238
AWPS-NANGUNERI04635-250761
AWPS-ALANGULAM04633-271111
AWPS-AMBASAMUDRAM04634-255380
AWPS-TIRUNELVELI JN.0462-2568034
AWPS-PALAYAMKOTTAI0462 - 2562659
AWPS-AVINASHI04296-275400
AWPS-KANGEYAM04257-230613
AWPS-DHARAPURAM04258-221050
AWPS-PALLADAM04255-255100
AWPS-TIRUPPUR04296-275400
AWPS-THIRUVALLUR044 - 27664322
AWPS-UTHUKOTTAI044 - 27630500
AWPS-PONNERI044 - 27973585
AWPS-THIRUTHANI044 - 27885281
AWPS-POLUR04181 - 224499
AWPS-CHEYYAR04182 - 220620
AWPS-TIRUVANNAMALAI04173 - 226684
AWPS-ARNI04173 - 226684
AWPS-VANDAVASI04183 - 227593
AWPS-CHENGAM04188 - 224098
AWPS-MANNARGUDI04367 225633
AWPS-THIRUTHURAIPOONDI04369 224450
AWPS-NANNILAM04366 228444
AWPS-TIRUVARUR04366 244449
AWPS-T.NAGAR044-23452614
AWPS-VADAPALANI044-23452635
AWPS-ASHOK NAGAR044-23452623
AWPS-MANAPARAI04332-262644
AWPS-THIRUVERAMBUR0431-2574221
AWPS-MUSIRI04326-260450
AWPS-LALGUDI0431-2543063
AWPS-FORT0431 - 2706201, 2717016
AWPS-GOLDEN ROCK0431 - 2491225, 2492081
AWPS-CANTONMENT0431 - 2416662
AWPS-SRIRANGAM0431 - 2436700, 2433500
AWPS-THOUSAND LIGHTS044-25991512
AWPS-TRIPLICANE044-23452659
AWPS-EGMORE044-23452673
AWPS-ARAKONAM04177 232190
AWPS-RANIPET04172 73990
AWPS-AMBUR04174 246204
AWPS-VANIYAMBADI04179 235100
AWPS-GUIDYATHAM04171 229100
AWPS-THIRUPATHUR04179 221320
AWPS-VELLORE0416 2221204
AWPS-TINDIVANAM04147-228503
AWPS-KALLAKURICHI04151-228191
AWPS-GINGEE04145-224005
AWPS-THIRUKOILUR04153-252104
AWPS-VILLUPURAM04146-240602
AWPS-KOTTAKUPPAM0413-2236150
AWPS-RAJAPALAYAM04563-224352
AWPS-VIRUDHUNAGAR04562-252312
AWPS-SATTUR04562-263484
AWPS-SIVAKASI04562-254552
AWPS-ARUPPUKOTTAI04566-225000
AWPS-SRIVILLIPUTHUR04563-266700
AWPS-WASHERMENPET044-25982488
AWPS-THIRUVOTTIYUR044-25991512
AWPS-ROYAPURAM044-23452509

EUROPE
JAPAN

UN Women Japan Liaison Office

Officer in Charge: Kae Ishikawa, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist

Bunkyo Civic Center, First Floor, 1-16-21 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0003, JAPAN
Tel: +81 36 801 8511

Contact: Kae Ishikawa, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist

USA

LEADERSHIP 

Laura L. Rogers
Acting Director

CONTACT 

Office on Violence Against Women
202-307-6026
Email: ovw.info@usdoj.gov
By

U.S. Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001


UK

Freephone 24 hr National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247

helpline@womensaid.org.uk*

Our address:
Women’s Aid Federation of England,PO BOX 3245
Bristol,BS2 2EH, England

            





             For NEPAL :  +977-1-4414745 ( Women and Children Service Directorate )

                                                                

                                                              WOMEN HEPLINE NUMBER (NEPAL)

                                                                     +977-1-4414745 

                                                       Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs

                                                             Friday: 10:00 hrs - 15:00 hrs

                                                         (Closed on Government holidays)          

                                E-MAIL : nepolwcsd@gmail.com 


                For IRAN : 129 ( Works 24 x 7 )

Brief Description

A "129" Call Center was established as a telephone line offering free advice to members of the public for 24 hours each day.  The 129 Call Center was recently expanded to better respond to legal inquiries by members of the public and subsequently increase awareness of citizens’ rights.

     For PAKISTAN : 15 (POLICE)Ambulance - 115, FIRE- 16

              For IRAQ : 119 ( Works 24 x 7 ). 

For survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)

  For INDONESIA : 110POLICE ) , Ambulance119 ,FIRE113 ,

                                               Natural disasters129

         For TAIWAN : 113 Works 24 x 7 )

The Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault 

For EUROPE +370 5215 7400 AdministrationEuropean Institute for Gender Equality)

Standards set out in the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence(Istanbul Convention) provide that a women’s helpline should operate 24/7, should be free of charge, should provide advice to callers confidentially or with due regard for their anonymity, and should serve victims of all forms of violence against women.

Awareness Against Rape

Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent.The term rape is sometimes used interchangeably with the term sexual assault.

The rate of reporting, prosecuting and convicting for rape varies between jurisdictions. Internationally, the incidence of rapes recorded by the police during 2008 ranged, per 100,000 people, from 0.2 in Azerbaijan to 92.9 in Botswana with 6.3 in Lithuaniaas the median. Worldwide, rape is primarily committed by males. Rape by strangers is usually less common than rape by persons the victim knows, and male-on-male and female-on-female prison rapes are common and may be the least reported forms of rape.

Widespread and systematic rape (e.g., war rape) and sexual slavery can occur during international conflict. These practices are crimes against humanity and war crimes. Rape is also recognized as an element of the crime of genocide when committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a targeted ethnic group.

People who have been raped can be traumatized and develop posttraumatic stress disorder. Serious injuries can result along with the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. A person may face violence or threats from the rapist, and, in some cultures, from the victim's family and relatives.

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ForDelhi :  011-23370557 Works 24 x 7 )

Rape Crisis Cell

  1. Rape crisis cell is another program started by the Delhi commission for women in September 2005 to provide assistance to rape victims.
  2. This is free legal service cell exclusively for rape victims.
  3. A team of persons supervised by experienced lawyers provide legal services to the victims.
  4. The rape crisis cell will assist the prosecutor in the trial, oppose the bail application of the accused, facilitate recording of statement under section 164 of the code of criminal procedure.
  5. The telephone number is 011-23370557.
  6. Police station in all 11 districts of Delhi intimate about a rape incident and the commission’s helpline will take over to inform the concerned Crisis-Intervention-Center to promptly follow up the case and provide trauma counseling and other support to the victim.
  7. This is a 24 hours service.

The  RCC works 24x7 throughout the year. The telephone number is 23370557.


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  Bihar

  • PATNA :  A woman helpline number was launched here on Friday for 35 districts of Bihar, including Patna, which will facilitate victims to directly contact protection officers of Women Development Corporation (WDC), Bihar. The move comes in the wake of recent reports of increase in crime against women across the country.

    The helpline number for Patna is 9771468024. For other districts too, the first eight digits would be the same, only the last two digits would change. They range from 01 (Araria) to 35 (Vaishali), according to the alphabetical order of each district.

    Social welfare department minister Parveen Amanullah on Friday released the Core User Group (CUG) mobile numbers (serial wise) for the helpline, on which complaints can be registered 24X7.
  • The East Central Railway (ECR) which has headquarters at Hajipurin Bihar has set up a control room for ensuring security of women in running trains. The mobile number 9771425718 is being widely publicised.


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Known victim[edit]

Data on sexually violent individuals show that most direct their acts at individuals whom they already know.[19][20]

Drug facilitated sexual assault[edit]

Drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA), also known as predator rape, is a sexual assault carried out after the victim has become incapacitated due to having consumed alcoholic beverages or other drugs. Alcohol has been shown to play a disinhibiting role in certain types of sexual assault,[21] as have some other drugs, notably cocaine.[22] Alcohol has a psychopharmacological effect of reducing inhibitions, clouding judgements and impairing the ability to interpret cues.[23] The biological links between alcohol and violence are, however, complex.[21] Research on the social anthropology of alcohol consumption suggests that connections between violence, drinking and drunkenness are socially learnt rather than universal.[24] Some researchers have noted[citation needed] that alcohol may act as a cultural break time, providing the opportunity for antisocial behavior. Thus people are more likely to act violently when drunk because they do not consider that they will be held accountable for their behavior. Some forms of group sexual violence are also associated with drinking. In these settings, consuming alcohol is an act of group bonding, where inhibitions are collectively reduced and individual judgement ceded in favor of the group.

Psychological factors[edit]

There has been considerable research in recent times on the role of cognitive variables among the set of factors that can lead to rape. A detailed conceptual analysis shows that objectification might underlie denial of agency and personhood that leads to rape.[3] Sexually violent men have been shown to be more likely to consider victims responsible for the rape and are less knowledgeable about the impact of rape on victims.[25] Such men may misread cues given out by women in social situations and may lack the inhibitions that act to suppress associations between sex and aggression.[25] They may have coercive sexual fantasies,[26] and overall are more hostile towards women than are men who are not sexually violent.[7][27][28] In addition to these factors, sexually violent men are believed to differ from other men in terms of impulsivity and antisocial tendencies.[29] They also tend to have an exaggerated sense of masculinity. Sexual violence is also associated with a preference for impersonal sexual relationships as opposed to emotional bonding[dubious – discuss], with having many sexual partners and with the inclination to assert personal interests at the expense of others.[28][30] A further association is with adversarial attitudes on gender, that hold that women are opponents to be challenged and conquered.[31]

Research on convicted rapists[edit]

The research on convicted rapists has found several important motivational factors in the sexual aggression of males. Those motivational factors repeatedly implicated are having anger at women and having the need to control or dominate them.[32]

Factors increasing men's risk of committing rape include alcohol and other drug consumption, being more likely to consider victims responsible for their rape, being less knowledgeable about the impact of rape on victims, being impulsive and having antisocial tendencies, having an exaggerated sense of masculinity, having a low opinion on women, being a member of a criminal gang, having sexually aggressive friends, having been abused as a child and having been raised in a strongly patriarchal family.[citation needed]

A study by Marshall et al. (2001) found that male rapists had less empathy toward women who had been sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant and more hostility toward women than non-sex-offenders and nonoffender males/females.[33]

Freund et al. (1983) stated that most rapists do not have a preference for rape over consensual sex,[34] and Marshall et al. (1991) stated that there are no significant differences between the arousal patterns of male rapists and other males.[35]

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Early childhood environments[edit]

There is evidence to suggest that sexual violence is also a learnt behavior in some adults, particularly as regards child sexual abuse. Studies on sexually abused boys have shown that around one in five continue in later life to molest children themselves.[36] Such experiences may lead to a pattern of behavior where the man regularly justifies being violent, denies doing wrong, and has false and unhealthy notions about sexuality.

Childhood environments that are physically violent, emotionally unsupportive and characterized by competition for scarce resources have been associated with sexual violence.[8][29][37] Sexually aggressive behavior in young men, for instance, has been linked to witnessing family violence, and having emotionally distant and uncaring fathers.[7][8]Men raised in families with strongly patriarchal structures are also more likely to become violent, to rape and use sexual coercion against women, as well as to abuse their intimate partners, than men raised in homes that are more egalitarian.[29]

Family honor and sexual purity[edit]

Another factor involving social relationships is a family response to sexual violence that blames women without punishing men, concentrating instead on restoring lost family honor. Such a response creates an environment in which rape can occur with impunity.

While families will often try to protect their women from rape and may also put their daughters on contraception to prevent visible signs should it occur,[38] there is rarely much social pressure to control young men or persuade them that coercing sex is wrong.[where?] Instead, in some countries, there is frequently support for family members to do whatever is necessary including murder to alleviate the shame associated with a rape or other sexual transgression. In a review of all crimes of honor occurring in Jordan in 1995,[39]researchers found that in over 60% of the cases, the victim died from multiple gunshot wounds mostly at the hands of a brother. In cases where the victim was a single pregnant female, the offender was either acquitted of murder or received a reduced sentence.

Societal factorsedit]

Factors operating at a societal level that influence sexual violence include laws and national policies relating to gender equality in general and to sexual violence more specifically, as well as norms relating to the use of violence. While the various factors operate largely at local level, within families, schools, workplaces and communities, there are also influences from the laws and norms working at national and even international level.

War and natural disasters[edit]

Lawlessness during wars and civil conflicts can create a culture of impunity towards human rights abuses of civilians. Some irregular armies and militias tacitly endorse looting of civilian areas as a way for troops to supplement their meagre incomes, and promote pillaging and rape of civilians as a reward for victory.[40][41] In 2008, the United Nations Security Council argued that "women and girls are particularly targeted by the use of sexual violence, including as a tactic of war to humiliate, dominate, instil fear in, disperse and/or forcibly relocate civilian members of a community or ethnic group."[42]

Refugees and internally displaced people who flee their homes during war and major disasters can experience human trafficking for sexual or labour exploitation due to the breakdown of economies and law and order.[43] Speaking at the UN General Assembly in 2010, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences noted women’s particular vulnerability and increased risk of experiencing violence following disasters.[44] Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, large numbers of women and girls living in Internally Displaced Persons camps experienced sexual violence.[45] The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights recognized the need for state actors to respond to gender-based violence committed by private actors, in response to a petition by Haitian groups and human rights lawyers calling on the Haitian government and international actors to take immediate measures—like increasing lighting, security, and access to medical care—to address sexual violence against women and girls in the IDP camps.[46]

Poverty[edit]

Poverty is linked to both the perpetration of sexual violence and the risk of being a victim of it. Several authors have argued that the relationship between poverty and perpetration of sexual violence is mediated through forms of crisis of masculine identity.[47][48][49][50][51]

Bourgois, writing about life in East Harlem, New York, United States, described how young men felt pressured by models of successful masculinity and family structure passed down from their parents' and grandparents' generations, together with modern-day ideals of manhood that also place an emphasis on material consumption. Trapped in their slums, with little or no available employment, they are unlikely to attain either of these models or expectations of masculine success. In these circumstances, ideals of masculinity are reshaped to emphasize misogyny, substance abuse and participation in crime and often also xenophobia and racism. Gang rape and sexual conquest are normalized, as men turn their aggression against women they can no longer control patriarchally or support economically.[49]

Physical and social environment[edit]

While fear of rape is typically associated with being outside the home,[52][53] the great majority of sexual violence actually occurs in the home of the victim or the abuser. Nonetheless, abduction by a stranger is quite often the prelude to a rape and the opportunities for such an abduction are influenced by the physical environment. The social environment within a community is, however, usually more important than the physical surrounding. How deeply entrenched in a community beliefs in male superiority and male entitlement to sex are will greatly affect the likelihood of sexual violence taking place, as will the general tolerance in the community of sexual assault and the strength of sanctions, if any, against perpetrators.[19][54][55] For instance, in some places, rape can even occur in public, with passersby refusing to intervene.[10] Complaints of rape may also be treated leniently by the police, particularly if the assault is committed during a date or by the victim's husband.

Laws and policies[edit]

There are considerable variations between countries in their approach to sexual violence. Some countries have far-reaching legislation and legal procedures, with a broad definition of rape that includes marital rape, and with heavy penalties for those convicted and a strong response in supporting victims. Commitment to preventing or controlling sexual violence is also reflected in an emphasis on police training and an appropriate allocation of police resources to the problem, in the priority given to investigating cases of sexual assault, and in the resources made available to support victims and provide medico-legal services. At the other end of the scale, there are countries with much weaker approaches to the issue where conviction of an alleged perpetrator based on the accusation of the women alone is not allowed, where certain forms or settings of sexual violence are specifically excluded from the legal definition, and where rape victims are strongly deterred from bringing the matter to court through the fear of being punished for filing an unproven rape suit.

Legal and social deterrents of victims reporting rape[edit]

Women in various countries face serious risks if they report rape. These risks include being subjected to violence (including honor killings) by their families, being prosecuted for sex outside marriage, or being forced to marry their rapist.[56][57][58] This creates a culture of impunity which allows rape to go unpunished.

Social norms[edit]

Sexual violence committed by men is to a large extent rooted in ideologies of male sexual entitlement. These belief systems grant women extremely few legitimate options to refuse sexual advances.[50][59][60] Some men thus simply exclude the possibility that their sexual advances towards a woman might be rejected or that a woman has the right to make an autonomous decision about participating in sex. In some cultures women, as well as men, regard marriage as entailing the obligation on women to be sexually available virtually without limit,[61][62] though sex may be culturally proscribed at certain times, such as after childbirth or during menstruation.[63]

Societal norms around the use of violence as a means to achieve objectives have been strongly associated with the prevalence of rape. In societies where the ideology of male superiority is strong, emphasizing dominance, physical strength and male honor,[jargon] rape is more common.[64] Countries with a culture of violence, or where violent conflict is taking place, experience an increase in almost all forms of violence, including sexual violence.[64][65]

Global trends and economic factors[edit]

Many of the factors operating at a national level have an international dimension. Global trends, for instance towards free trade, have been accompanied by an increase in the movement around the world of women and girls for labor, including for sex work.[66] Economic structural adjustment programmes, drawn up by international agencies, have accentuated poverty and unemployment in a number of countries, thereby increasing the likelihood of sexual trafficking and sexual violence,[67] something particularly noted in Central America, the Caribbean[68] and parts of Africa.[69]

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