The `181 Helpline`, started to help women in distress, has received 1.17 lakh calls within five months of its launch in Punjab.
Sixty per cent of helplines at shelter homes for women in distress are not functional, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has found.
More than 50 percent calls made by women in distress go unattended due to dearth of facilities, enquiries have revealed.
To ensure safety of women and protect them against atrocities, Himachal Pradesh government has decided to start a `Women Help Line` with a toll free number within a month.
Gujarat government will be launching `Help Emergency Assistance Rescue Terminal` (HEART), a helpline which would enable women seek police help instantaneously through mobile phones.
Delhi government`s 181 helpline for women in distress broke down for a few hours Wednesday, a Delhi government official said.
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has asked state chief ministers to consider starting a emergency help-line service exclusively for women on code `181`.
Having embarrassed Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit after a launch marred by snags, women helpline ‘181’ finally started working as a ‘hello’ in human voice gave way to long beep sound on the other end of the phone.
Delhi Government will launch a round-the-clock helpline `181` on Monday for offering help to women in distress that will operate from the Chief Minister`s office.
Admist nationwide uproar over brutal gang-rape of a paramedic student, the Telecom Ministry on Monday announced a three-digit women helpline number `167`.
Concerned over the spate of rape cases in Haryana, the state police on Friday launched a toll free helpline for women to take prompt action against culprits.
In the wake of rising number of rape cases, Haryana Police on Wednesday decided to set up soon a women helpline which would be functional round-the-clock.
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