Women Helpline

  • Raman government to set up helpline for women in Chhattisgarh June 20, 2014

    In a bid to provide protection to women facing violence, a first-of-its-kind integrated helpline-cum-crisis centre is soon to be launched in Chhattisgarh. A 24X7 women's helpline, number-181, will soon be opened in the state which aims to provide aid for post-violence trauma as also protection to women from any form of...
  • Badaun gang-rape: District administration launches 3 toll free numbers for women June 5, 2014

    The district administration on Thursday launched three toll-free helpline numbers for women and girls in distress, with an aim to instill confidence in them after the gang rape and murder of two teenagers in Badaun. The administration also decided to launch an awareness drive with the help of social groups and...
  • Badaun gangrape: Akhilesh govt to set up women's helpline in all 75 districts June 3, 2014

    Rattled by the national outcry after the rape and killing of two minors in Uttar Pradesh's Budaun, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday ordered the setting up of women helplines in all 75 districts of the state. A statement issued by the chief minister's office said senior superintendents of police/superintendents of...
  • Badaun gangrape: Under fire, Akhilesh talks tough, orders helplines June 3, 2014

    Lucknow: Under fire over the rising lawlessness in his state and protests against the Badaun gangrape and murders, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has removed Principal Secretary AK Gupta. The Chief Minister has also ordered authorities to set up a helpline to deal with complaints regarding harassment of women...
  • Delhi's women helpline to be disconnected, Sheila attacks Kejriwal March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A women's safety helpline set up by former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit following the brutal gangrape of a young medical student in December 2012, is now being disconnected. Dikshit said she was disappointed to see the way this helpline was being handled. "I'm extremely pained and disappointed. This...
  • Punjab: Women Helpline receives 1.17 lakh calls in 5 months January 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: The '181 Helpline', started to help women in distress, has received 1.17 lakh calls within five months of its launch in Punjab. Giving details about the helpline, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP-Security) Dinkar Gupta, said that out of the total 1.17 lakh calls about 38,000 calls were related to...
  • Women's helpline received a total of 14,962 complaints January 2, 2014

    A total of 14,962 complaints were received from women throughout Madhya Pradesh last year on women's helpline number 1090, official sources said. Officials said that a maximum number of 5,511 complaints were received from Bhopal, followed by women from Indore who made 1,771 complaints. The number of complaints from Bhopal was more...
  • Assam CM directs to setup helpline for women August 26, 2013

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday directed state Chief Secretary PP Varma to operationalise 181 helpline exclusively for women in distress. The Chief Minister in an order to the Chief Secretary asked him to instruct the state Home and Political Department to work out an action plan to operationalise the...
  • Delhi Police special women's helpline - 2,000 calls in 45 days February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: "Sir, some men are following me", "My husband thrashed me again, please save me" - these are some of the 2,000 calls that Delhi Police Special Commissioner Sudhir Yadav has dealt with since a special helpline was activated in the wake of the December 16, 2012, gangrape of...
  • Women helpline in Bhopal getting calls from men too February 9, 2013

    Bhopal: A helpline for women on phone number 1090 in Bhopal is also getting calls from men who are threatened by their wives. The helpline number has been working for 38 days and interestingly, it has till now received calls from about 12 men who complained about bad behaviour of...
  • Govt to make 181 helpline number available across states January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: A month after releasing the three-digit emergency number for women in Delhi, the government on Monday said it will make available the '181' women helpline number to all states of the country. "We will give single emergency number 181 to women across the country," Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal...
  • There is no safety for women in Delhi: SC January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has made some strong observations about lack of safety women in the national capital. The apex court said, while listening to a PIL that there was no safety for women in Delhi. The court said it is very concerned about providing a safe environment for...
  • Delhi: The menace of finding autos in the evening remains January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The brutal Delhi gangrape-murder case, followed by angry protests from citizens across the country, saw tall promises being made by authorities to ensure safety of women in Delhi. Less than a month later, a ground check reveals that the new women's helpline, not only takes more than a...
  • Toll-free women helpline launched in Punjab January 2, 2013

    Phagwara: A toll-free round-the-clock phone helpline for women has been launched Phagwara on Monday to provide immediate help to them in case of sexual assault, police said. Now women can dial helpline number 1091 in case of any trouble, City SP Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said adding the identity of...
  • Delhi: Women's helpline runs into glitch December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: The government's much hyped women's helpline, 181, encountered technical problems and turned out to be a flop show. However, by Monday evening, technical issues seemed to have been resolved and the number was functioning again. ...
  • Helpline 181 doesn't work from Idea, Voda mobiles December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi government's new helpline number for women in distress was launched on Monday but it seems 181 only works from MTNL landlines and Airtel mobiles. It could not be accessed from an Idea or Vodafone mobile connection. Before an operator comes on line, the caller is placed on hold...
  • Confusion mars launch of women's helpline number 181 December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Even before the new helpline number for women, 181, could get operational, there is confusion over the launch of it. While Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was slated to inaugurate it on Monday afternoon, the government ad said that the helpline was already in place. Sources in the Telecom...
  • Delhi CM's new helpline number for women: 167 December 24, 2012

    New Delhi: For helping women in distress, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit requested Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal to allot a three digit phone number. A three-digit number, 167, has been allotted for the Chief Minister's helpline for women. Women can also look forward to alerting their friends and family through the...
  • Haryana Police to set up helpline for women October 10, 2012

    Chandigarh: In the wake of rising number of rape cases, Haryana Police on Tuesday decided to set up soon a women helpline which would be functional round-the-clock. Haryana Director General of Police Ranjiv Singh Dalal said a women helpline would be set up soon. Dalal on Wednesday reviewed the implementation of...