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‘Dhwani’ Helpline Launched


Chennai, India, Dec, 2018 -- A national toll-free helpline for survivors of domestic violence and sexual harassment, ‘Dhwani’, was launched by the International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC), offering specialised support.

The hotline, which is being run by volunteers and staff of PCVC based in Chennai and supported by Verizon, will provide crisis intervention services to women facing domestic and other forms of inter-personal violence and sexual harassment. Trained counsellors will be responding to crisis calls and provide phone counselling, safety planning as well as legal and medical referrals.

"We hope that every call we attend is an opportunity to support people to help them break out of the cycle of violence and stand by them in their journey of change," said Prasanna Gettu, managing trustee of PCVC.

The helpline will function at 044-43111143 and 1800 102 7282.


Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Source: https://www.thehindu.com

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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