One stop crisis management centre for rape survivors in Jaipur.
For people who have no clue about the One Stop crisis Centres, let me first explain what it is. One Stop crisis Centres were introduced to simplify matters for female victims and survivors of violence, where a number of institutions would be brought under one roof so that the victims and survivors wouldn’t have to run between institutions for redressal. The aim was to bring together the police, medical professionals and psychological counsellors under the same roof and attempting to make the victim’s relationship with these processes less complicated.
Hidden Pockets went to Jaipur and decided to visit Aparajita. Aparajita is India’s first One Stop Crisis Centre. It is in Jaipur and is completely operational. This centre is opened in Jaipuria Hospital (Rukmani Devi Beni Parsad Jaipuria Hospital ), JLN Marg, Milap Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302018. It is very easy to locate the hospital. One can use public transportation to reach the hospital.
The building Aparajita is located just next to the main gate. As one enters the main gate one can see the centre on the left. It was inaugurated in 2013 with an objective of addressing the problems of women facing atrocities. This segment is kept separated from the main hospital. One can see a huge board with Aparajita written on it.
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When we visited Aparajita, we met one of the lady constable and a counsellor. The counsellor showed us around. We saw the entire building. It has a provision for medical help, legal help, counsellors and also police assistance. The counsellor told us that this centre is open for 24 hours and the staff works in shifts. They work from 8 am to 2 pm in one shift then from 2 pm to 8 am in the second shift. The staff told us that it is the responsibility of the centre to refer the person if required, If the rape survivor is badly wounded to a hospital which would help the person.
From police department, they have 2 sub inspectors and 2 constables who are 24 hours active at the department. If needed the doctors from Jaipuria hospital also help them. They have around 4 counsellors who are also available 24 hours. They also have paralegal volunteers. In last 3 years, Aparajita has provided relief to more than 2000 women. The staff is really helpful and has a positive attitude. This makes the surrounding at Aparajita very positive.
Readers, if required kindly approach this place. This is for all of us. If we meet somebody who is in need of help, kindly keep Aparajita, Jaipur in mind.
Following is the Helpline:
Phone Number: 0141-2553763/2553764
Email: [email protected]
Kindly spread the information around. These centres are establish in helping rape survivors and victims feel a bit more comfortable while dealing with the trauma and it is for the public. Let us try utilizing it and make sure no one goes through the torture.