Women's Helpline Scheme

The Women Helpline Scheme is a government effort that offers 24-hour emergency assistance to women who have been victims of abuse in public or private settings through a single toll-free number (181).

If a victim’s call is disconnected or interrupted while she is describing her problem, emergency responders will promptly identify and contact her by monitoring her address.


Any woman or girl who is experiencing violence or is interested in learning more about different women-related projects or programmes.

Procedure for Applying:

Women facing violence in public or private spaces can seek immediate assistance or rescue via phone (calls, mobile apps, fax messages, SMS/text messaging, landlines) and internet (emails, social networking sites such as web pages, Facebook, Twitter, MyGov.in, and others, web-posts, and web-interface).