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Nirbhaya fund for safety of women

New Delhi,Feb 28 DHNS:
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 The Central government has announced “Nirbhaya Fund” for women’s safety in memory of the Delhi gang-rape victim in the 2013 Union Budget.

The fund with Rs 1,000 crore corpus will support initiatives by the government and NGOs working towards protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women.

Nirbhaya is one of the names by which the media referred to the Delhi gang-rape victim.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram while announcing the budgetary provisions said: “We have a collective responsibility to ensure the dignity and safety of women.

Recent incidents have cast a long, dark shadow on our liberal and progressive credentials. As more women enter public spaces, for education or work or access to services or leisure, there are more reports of violence against them. We stand in solidarity with our girl children and women. And we pledge to do everything possible to empower them and to keep them safe and secure.”

The Ministry of Women and Child Development, along with several other concerned ministries, will work out details of the structure, scope and the application of the fund.


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