Kudumbashree to appoint Women Advocates to ensure legal assistance for women in Snehitha Updated On 2017-09-22
Kudumbashree is planning to appoint women advocates for ensuring free legal assistance for women and children who approach snehitha for help. Full time service of women advocates will be provided to the women who are in distress. It will be operational from 1st of January onwards.
The main aim of the centre is to provide help and support to those women and children who are in distress and facilitating them to access the service of other institutional agencies to address their issues. The Help Desk initiated by Kudumbashree Mission is working on the principle of convergence, which is followed by a close interface and collaboration with the registered service providers of the state. Presently Snehitha is working in 6 districts Ernakulam,Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki, palakkad and Wayanad and will be started in 14 districts soon. The preliminary works regarding this had already been started.
Cases of physical assaults were also reported at Snehitha help desks. Its for ensuring legal assistance to the victims and thereby to strengthen them by extending enough support that women advocates will be appointed. The legal assistance from women advocated will help them in solving their problems.
Snehitha gender help desk also acts as the district centre of the State Resource Centre for women which was recently opened in association with Social Justice Department. Snehitha was launched in 2013 and so far Snehitha Gender Help Desk had resolved 7000 cases from different districts.