PRABHAT SCHEME for women, sex workers, sexually abused women technical/vocational training

Ministry Of Women & Child Development, Goa


Description

This scheme aims to provide technical/vocational training to sex workers and sexually abused women to enable them to earn for their livelihood by such technical/vocational training and skill.

Objective

The objective of this Scheme is to provide technical/vocational training to sex workers and sexually abused women to enable them to earn for their livelihood by such technical/vocational training and skill.

Eligibility

Following conditions should be fulfilled to apply for the benefits under this Scheme:

  1. Women and Children who are victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation.
  2. The victim needs to either reside in Goa or be a native of Goa.
  3. The place of commercial sexual exploitation is not a criterion for the eligibility (women and girls from Goa being commercially sexually exploited outside Goa also qualify).
  4. For availing the benefit under this scheme the victim has to reside in Goa

Beneficiaries

Women, children who are victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation.

Benefits

The benefits covered under this scheme are summarized as below:

  1. A victim of commercial sexual exploitation (excluding victims housed in Protective Home) will be given a stipend/financial assistance of Rs. 2500/- per month, after rescue or exit from commercial sexual exploitation. The stipend will be paid for a period of three months or till she joins a livelihood program, whichever is earlier.
  2. A victim of commercial sexual exploitation, if she is interested in taking education then she will be supported for her education till Standard 12th class. All the expenses related to her education, boarding, travel, fees, books, toiletries, etc., will be paid through the corpus fund created under clause 17 of the scheme subject to their commendations of the Monitoring Committee.
  3. The victim shall be provided counseling by Probation Officer or by a person appointed as “Mentor” or by a professional counselor or a psychiatrist working in a Government or non-Government Organization. Expenses incurred for fees, travel, medicine, etc., will be met through the corpus fund created under clause 17 of the scheme.
  4. The victim shall be provided health services for all kinds of ailments at the Government hospital. Victims suffering from HIV or Tuberculosis will be connected to ART and DOTS schemes. In cases where the victim is suffering from AIDS and requires Institutional care, she shall be admitted to one of the care centers meant for people with HIV/AIDS, for a period of six months.
  5. The children of the trafficked victim shall be provided counseling and assistance for admission to the school by the Probation Officer or by a person appointed as “Mentor”. All the expenses related to the education of the children, such as boarding, travel, fees, books, toiletries, etc., up to Std. XII shall be met through the corpus fund created under clause 17 of the scheme.

How To Apply

Contact to the respective The Probation Officer of your area.

Sponsored By

State

Ministry

Women and Child Development Department

Date of Launch

27-June-2013

Valid Upto

Status

Sector

Women and Child



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