UNDPto set up skill development centre in Hyderabad


Mains Paper 2: IR | Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate

From UPSC perspectives, the following things are important

Prelims Level: Bharosa

Mains Level: Aim of the proposed centre.


Skill development centre for women

  1. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will soon set up a skill development centre  at ‘Bharosa’
  2. It will be an integrated support centre for distressed women and children
  3. Aim: It is aimed at empowering vulnerable and marginalised women by imparting skills training

Background: Agreement between the UNDP and the Hyderabad police

  1. Last year, the Hyderabad Police had signed an agreement with UNDP under the ‘Disha’ project to build capacities and skills of women affected by violence to help make them economically self-sufficient
  2. The agreement extends support to enable these women to learn marketable skills and connect with income opportunities

Particulars of the Bharosa

  1. ‘Bharosa’ provides under one roof, 24X7 services related to police, medical, legal, prosecution, psycho-therapeutic counselling and relief and rehabilitation services in completely private counselling rooms to maintain confidentiality and privacy
  2. The centre is equipped with well-trained staff and modern gadgets, including facilities like video conferencing, so that the victims need not go to the court
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