Here's How You Can Report Domestic Abuse During The COVID-19 Lockdown

Here's How You Can Report Domestic Abuse During The COVID-19 Lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown in India has forced everyone to stay indoors. At times like these, a lot of victims of domestic violence and abuse get stuck with their abuser and seldom get the help they seek. Most states have dedicated women’s distress helplines in police stations. If you dial 100 to report your situation, you will most likely receive immediate help.

We have compiled a list of helpline numbers that should be useful if you or someone you know is facing abuse during the lockdown.

Domestic violence cases in India have increased since the lockdown was levied on 24th March with husbands venting their frustrations on wives, who have no escape from their abusers, say experts.

The National Commission for Women (NCW), for instance, received 58 complaints from March 23 to March 30, according to data accessed by PTI.

You can read the full report here.

Picture Credit: Shakti Shalini - List of emergency helpline numbers of NGOs

I. Aks Foundation Pune

For women involved in a situation of domestic violence, contact Aks Foundation Pune’s helpline. They are available at all times.

Aks Helpline Numbers: 879308814

Legal Advice: 8793088815

Counselling: 8793088816

II. Helpline Numbers - Delhi

SAARTHAK: (011) 26843846/26524061

All India Women’s Conference: 10921/(011) 23389680

JAGORI: (011) 26692700

Joint Women’s Programme: (011) 24619821

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III. Stand Up Against Violence

Stand Up Against Violence is a website dedicated to providing assistance to victims.

The website has a list of helpline numbers for every Indian state of various government and private organisations that aid victims of domestic violence.

IV. Naree

For detailed advice on how to find domestic violence helpline numbers and support in India, you can read here. This article by Naree is not only helpful in providing helpline numbers but also gives guidelines on identifying domestic abuse and how to seek legal guidance.


An application for Indian women exclusively. You can talk about anything personal or professional in your life and be assured that it is completely confidential.

Talking to people is often the first step in escaping an abusive situation. Please talk to your friends and confidants to seek immediate help if you or your loved ones are going through domestic abuse.

Check out their website here.

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