Hyderabad: The Hyderabad city police has signed an agreement with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the Disha project to make women affected by domestic violence economically self-sufficient.
“The Disha project, a partnership between India Development Fou-ndation (IDF) and United Nations Develop-ment Programme, supported by IKEA Foun-dation, will assist the city police with its Bharosa initiative,” said Swati Lakra, additional commissioner of police, crimes and SIT.
Bharosa has support centres where women and children hit by all kinds of violence are provided medical, legal and psychological assistances. The agreement was signed by Mr M Mahendar Reddy, former city police commissioner, and Mr Clement Chauvet, chief, skills and business development, UNDP.
The commissioner said, “We are fully committed towards empowerment of women and this partnership will enable marginalised women to join the workforce in the state.”...