The Aarambh India Initiative of the NGO RATI Foundation was contacted by BHUMI NGO based in Tamil Nadu to conduct workshops with their staff and fellows on prevention of child sexual abuse, handling disclosures of sexual abuse, and protection of victims. The training engagement was divided into four online sessions of 2 hours each covering three modules:
Module 1: (2 sessions)
Understanding Gender & Patriarchy + Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
Module 2: (1 session)
History of Evolution of Laws for Protection of Children from Sexual Offences in India
& the POCSO Act, 2012
Module 3: (1 session)
How to Handle Disclosures of Child Sexual Abuse in our work settings?
22 participants from Bhumi attended this workshop – This collaboration is a step towards empowering our volunteers, teachers, and children in knowing one’s basic rights and how to respond in case of eventualities.