**Bhubaneswar:** Within a short span of one year and nine months, as many as 1096 cases have been reported at MAADHYAM. Out of 763 cases registered, 433 cases have been settled through trained and professional counselling.
MAADHYAM has also extended legal assistance to 48 survivors, medical assistance to 10 survivors and provided shelter to 18 survivors at short stay homes, a press note of Commissionerate Police stated here on Wednesday.
Keeping in view the success story of “MAADHYAM” with an object of rendering more sympathetic approach and special care to women victims through its Women Support Centres (WSCs) functional in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack cities since September 3, 2014, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate Police (CP) has renewed the agreement with the Institute for Social Development (ISD) for another two years on completion of the initial period.
Initially, an agreement for one year, September 3, 2014 to September 2, 2015, was inked with the ISD and Oxfam India for functioning one WSC each for Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Notably, WSC was created to promote assistance to women subjected to violence in different forms and approach police to redress their grievances.
Inaugurated by Odisha DGP and the Police Commissioner, the two WSCs in the twin city have been providing counseling support to women victims of broken relationships, sexual harassment, rape, molestation, eve teasing, stalking, false promises of marriage, kidnapping, trafficking, cyber crime, voyeurism and domestic violence.
“It’s a very very successful effort as the past experience has revealed that out of the total number of cases registered, 65% has been solved,” commented Police Commissioner Y.B. Khurania.