Emergency Contact Number - 112 | For psycho social support for victims of gender violence, contact Sampark Help Desk: - 1800-4191-813 | For Women-181 / 1091 | NCW-7827170170 | Legal Aid-0671-2307432 / 1516 / 15100 | For Children-1098 (Child line) / 1800-345-4494 (OSCPCR) | Cyber Crime-7077798111 / 1930

Domestic Violence/ Dowry Torture/ Death

The CAW&CW works towards the safety and upholding of integrity of women in the State of Odisha. Dowry related violence is a common form of abuse married women face. The abuse is not necessarily physical, it also extends to verbal, emotional, sexual and economic spheres leaving the women shattered and unable to stand up for her rights. If you are facing domestic abuse, harassment for dowry, exploitation or any sort of gender based violence, please report immediately.

Emergency contact : 112
Whom to contact : Nearest Police Station or Helpline
How to report : Mahila & Shishu Desk of nearest Police Station
Know your nearest Police Station : https://www.odishapolice.gov.in/?q=node/2630
Helpline : 181 | 1098 (Childline) | 1800-4191-813  (Sampark Help Desk)

Laws for Domestic Violence/ Dowry Torture/ Death: Many laws were enacted to curb dowry related torture beginning with Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 which made the act of giving and receiving dowry a crime. To further strengthen the law, two new sections – Section 498 A and Section 304 B were introduced into the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) 2005 has further broadened the definition of domestic violence to include physical, emotional, sexual, verbal and economic violence.

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