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Govt Launches Scheme to Support Pregnant Minor Victims of Sexual Assault

Published on July 05, 2023
Current Context: The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched a scheme to provide critical care and support for accessing justice to rape/gang rape survivors and minor girls who get pregnant.
Govt Launches Scheme to Support Pregnant Minor Victims of Sexual Assault
  • The scheme aims to provide shelter, food, legal aid, insurance coverage and other assistance to minor girls who have been abandoned by their families due to forced pregnancies resulting from rape or gang rape.
  • The scheme has an outlay of Rs 74.10 crore and will be applicable across the country in a week’s time.
  • The scheme will leverage the administrative structure of Mission Vatsalya in collaboration with state governments and child care institutions (CCIs) to actualise this support to minor victims.
  • The scheme is funded by the Nirbhaya Fund, which was set up in 2013 to support initiatives for women’s safety.

Question:

Q.1 Which ministry has launched the scheme to provide critical care and support for accessing justice to rape/gang rape survivors and minor girls who get pregnant?
a. Ministry of Home Affairs
b. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
c. Ministry of Women and Child Development

d. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
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