Spread­ing aware­ness about ‘girl child safety’

Event was or­gan­ised by Sac­chi sa­heli in as­so­ci­a­tion with Delhi Le­gal Ser­vices Author­ity

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On the oc­ca­sion of In­ter­na­tional Day of the Girl Child, Sachhi Sa­heli, an NGO based in Delhi or­gan­ised a sen­si­ti­za­tion-cum­train­ing work­shop on the topic of ‘women and girl child safety’ to com­mem­o­rate the day. The work­shop was or­gan­ised in as­so­ci­a­tion with Delhi Le­gal Ser­vices Author­ity (East, North-east, and Shah­dara) at EDMC Au­di­to­rium, Pat­par­ganj In­dus­trial Area, New Delhi.

The theme of the pro­gramme was ‘Ni­grani nahi, jaankari chai­hiye’, that aimed at rais­ing aware­ness re­gard­ing the safety of women and the girl child in or­der to stress the mes­sage that it is es­sen­tial to equip the girls with es­sen­tial knowl­edge that they need to pro­tect them­selves.

It was in­au­gu­rated by San­jeev Jain (Ld Mem­ber Sec­re­tary, DSLSA), Arvind Bansal (Sec­re­tary, DLSA North-east), Dr Surbhi Singh (Pres­i­dent, Sachhi Sa­heli), Akash Jain (Sec­re­tary, DLSA, Shah­dara) and Pawan Ku­mar (Sec­re­tary, DLSA East). The felic­i­ta­tion of the guests was done by a team of renowned artists co­or­di­nated by Yas­min Sul­tana who pre­sented their paint­ings to the es­teemed guests.

At the in­au­gu­ral ad­dress, San­jeev Jain (Ld. Mem­ber Sec­re­tary, DSLSA) said, “As a so­ci­ety we have to come to­gether to en­sure that our women and girls are looked af­ter and to do so all the sys­tems in place to pro­tect their wel­fare must come to­gether and I hope through this pro­gram, we can find ways to make these sys­tems more ac­ces­si­ble to the ones who need them.”

Ad­dress­ing the au­di­ence, Dr Surbhi Singh (Pres­i­dent, Sachhi Sa­heli) said, “I am glad that women and girls are now speak­ing up about their ex­pe­ri­ences re­lated to sex­ual as­sault and vi­o­lence as it is the first step to curb such heinous crimes. It has now be­come all the more im­por­tant to ad­dress these voices and make avail­able to them the in­ter­ven­tions that are needed. It is also es­sen­tial that as teach­ers and par­ents we speak to chil­dren about this topic and ed­u­cate them about good touch and bad touch so that they can pro­tect them­selves as well. We must in­still in them the philosophy, ‘Tu Bolegi Muh Kholegi Tabhi Za­mana Badlega’ and em­power them.”

Sub­se­quently, at the pro­gram, Delhi based and pop­u­lar As­mita The­atre Group per­formed their play to throw light on the is­sue. The same was fol­lowed by an in­ten­sive Panel Dis­cus­sion on the topic, ‘Mak­ing In­sti­tu­tions Ac­ces­si­ble’ that was mod­er­ated by Dr Surbhi Singh and in­cluded the fol­low­ing pan­elists: Dr Neeraj (DDE, North East), Pankaj Jain ( DCP, East), Akash Jain (Sec­re­tary, DLSA, Shah­dara), Pawan Ku­mar (Sec­re­tary, DLSA East), Manoj Dwivedi (ADM, North­east) an­dran­jana Prasad (Mem­ber, DCPCR).

The au­di­ence in­cluded teach­ers from all schools in Trans-ya­muna and the ASHA work­ers from the area as well who en­joyed them­selves and were glad to re­ceive an im­por­tant take-home mes­sage from the event. The pro­gram was con­cluded with a vote of thanks by Arvind Bansal and with the dis­tri­bu­tion of Sachhi Sa­heli 5-P san­i­tary pouches and fold­ers that in­cluded in­for­ma­tive book­lets from DLSA and Delhi Po­lice amongst the au­di­ence.

Sachhi Sa­heli also works to raise aware­ness re­gard­ing good touch and bad touch.

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