Gender-based violence is a phenomenon deeply rooted in gender inequality and continues to be one of the most notable human rights violations within all societies. Sakhi is a women-oriented program which is aimed against different forms of violence against women. It has been an initiative post Nirbhaya Gang Rape in Delhi in 2012. Decreasing violence against women and girls requires a community-based, multi-pronged approach, and sustained engagement with multiple stakeholders. This is a proactive initiative to combat violence against women. SAKHI runs under the Government of Odisha in partnership with People’s Forum. The name SAKHI literally translates to a “friend” which is always there to stand by for support and guidance when needed. The place is also referred to as ‘One Stop Centre’, as it is a single stop which provides integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces; it facilitates immediate, emergency and non-emergency accesses to a range of services under single roof. Due to the alarming rate of gender-based violence, Sakhi, One Stop Centre, S.L.N. Medical college & Hospital, Koraput was inaugurated on 3rd August 2018 to address the issue and support women.
Awareness activities play a major role in empowering women with sharing knowledge and spreading awareness about violence and helping women take actions against them. Identification of the problem, reaching out to help, spreading awareness and taking actions are the important goals that awareness programs are focused on.
Sakhi, Koraput centre conducted 29 awareness programs.
|6||Child Sexual abuse||1|
|9||Any other cases||50|