The National Policy for Women (2016) aims to create one stop centres, women helpline, Mahila police volunteers, panic buttons in mobiles and surveillance mechanisms in public places for enabling safety and security of women.

Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India

The draft was submitted in July 2017 and is since awaiting the Union Government’s sanction. The draft follows the National Policy for the Empowerment of Women (NPEW) that was formulated a decade and a half ago (2001), that laid down comprehensive policy for the advancement, development and empowerment of women with appropriate policy prescriptions and strategies