Chil­dren sen­si­tized on abuses

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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.

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