Children sensitized on abuses
C hildren of labourers working with DANTAK participated in a workshop aimed at making them recognize abuses against them which ended last Thursday. The event was organized in the capital by DANTAK which saw participants from across the country from its various camps.
The workshop was conducted considering lot of issues related to children that were arising in the camps which seriously needed to be addressed. The workshop was coordinated by Dr Bharti Sharma, an expert from UNICEF.
Children were divided in various age groups.
‘’We use different methods to talk to children of different age group,’’ said Dr Bharti, the workshop coordinator. ‘’It is important that the child know how to protect himself or herself against any sort of abuse’’.
Children were sen- sitized on issues of abuses so as to make them know how to be protected and whom to approach when they are troubled by someone. The workshop created awareness on various abuses like physical, emotional, social and sexual abuses.
The children were told to report to their par- ents and child protection unit for any sort of problem they faced in their daily lives. Domestic violence and child marriage were also made known to the young minds.
The children put up a skit before their parents on the last day which called for working towards better protection of their children.