A Support Centre for Women
“Iohlynti” a Khasi word meaning “the way”, is the first hospital based support centre for women established in North East India on 28 November 2011. The Centre was set up to respond to the needs of women facing violence within their homes and the community. The Centre is a joint initiative of the Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Meghalaya and North East Network (NEN).
Iohlynti was established with the following objectives: (a) to provide immediate social and psychological support for women facing violence; (b) to build the capacity of Health Care Providers on Gender and Violence against Women and; (c) to create awareness on women’s issues at large.
Since its inception in 2011, Iohlynti has received a total of 293 cases of crimes against women (October 2015). The types of cases reported are mostly Domestic Violence complaints ranging from Physical, Emotional, Sexual and Economical Violence. These cases of crimes against women are on the rise, which each passing year Iohlynti receiving more and more cases.
Iohlynti is staffed with a Counselor and Assistant Counselor who meets the needs of its clients from the emotional support needed after an incidence of violence to referral to other State Agencies for legal aid and holistic support when necessary.
Iohlynti ensures to document all its procedures and activities so we are able to monitor and evaluate our work. A Monthly report is provided to the NEN office and quarterly report of cases is provided to the National Rural Health Mission, Meghalaya.
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