Women Helpline - 181

Government of India has allocated short code 181 to Tamil Nadu as Women Helpline. Women Helpline is intended to provide 24 hours immediate and emergency response to women affected by violence through referral (linking with appropriate authority) and information about women related government schemes programs across the country through a single uniform number.  Public would be integrated with this women helpline.

Women Helpline (WHL) established in Tamil Nadu to provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces under one roof.Women Helpline

            Government of India has allocated short code 181 to Tamil Nadu as Women Helpline and the Scheme of Universalisation of Women Helpline is intended to provide 24 hours immediate and emergency response to women affected by violence through referral (linking with appropriate authority such as Police, One Stop Centre, Hospital, etc.,) and information about women related Government schemes programs across the country through a single uniform short code.

The Women Help Line is proposed to be started collaboration with Amma Call Centre.

The Women Helpline was inaugurated by Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 10/12/2018.

 

Objectives:

The objectives of the Scheme are:

  1. To provide toll-free 24-hours telecom service to women affected by conflicts seeking support and information.
  2. To facilitate crisis and non-crisis intervention through referral to the appropriate agencies.
  3. 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.