Sakshi turns focus on sexual abuse faced by children at home

23 Apr,2020

By A Correspondent

 

Sakshi, a rights-based NGO working towards preventing child sexual abuse, has launched a digital campaign #MakeHomeASafeSpace, communicating the importance for people to secure their homes against potential abuse of children.

 

#MakeHomeASafeSpace is a part of #StopChildSexualAbuse initiative by The Rakshin Project of Sakshi, in partnership with the Directorate of NSS, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The campaign has been rolled out across all social media platforms and addresses the spike in child sexual abuse cases and the demand for child pornography during Covid-19 lockdown.

 

Talking about the campaign, Smita Bharti, Executive Director, Sakshi, said: “The idea of reaching out to youth between 18 to 22 years is really simple. Each student we are reaching and educating to be a preventer has a family. Each of these students is tasked with a simple action. Each teach Two. One older and one younger family member. If families acquire a comfort around the language to prevent child sexual abuse, and can have a conversation on what to watch out for, and how to call out the behaviour, without succumbing to the barriers of denial, silence, shame and stigma, half the battle is won, and in turn we have a young generation taking charge of creating a constitutionally enabled secure home space, free of child sexual abuse.”

 

 

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