Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Imparting the girls skills to build own self protection strategies

On  22nd July 2013, Sakhya Women’s Guidance Cell organized a workshop at Ram Nagar, Thane in which 17 adolescent girls participated.  The main objective of workshop was to impart a few tips of self defence to the girls through martial art training. The resource persons, Mr. Rupesh Rathore and Subhash who are martial art trainers conducted the session.

The resource persons imparted tricks to the girls on how to save themselves in sexual assault situations through demonstration on the use of hands and dupatas. The session revolved around idea of how one can overcome an enemy who is much stronger.
The workshop enabled the girls to know what to do when they face with sexual assault cases. The girls were empowered with skills through martial art training to combat in case of contingency. The girls became vocal and two girls shared her own story how she had combated when she faced sexual assault situation.  One girl shared her friend’s story of sexual assault while she was returning from college

Friday, 19 July 2013

 Capacity building training for staff 
On 2nd July, 2013 Sakhya Women’s Guidance Cell organized a training session on sex trafficking.
It main objective was to train the participants with knowledge of rescue process who will aid in the rescue and restoration of   sexual trafficking victims as the victims need the people who are willing to take on challenges of witnessing their  plight.
 The resource persons were Mr. Mervyn and Mr. Michael from International Justice and Mission who conducted the session.
 The session started with devotion and prayer led by Mr. Mervyn . A documentary movie entitled “Asha ki kran” based on the girls trafficked for sexual exploitation was shown.
The resource person through Power Point Presentation focused on the aspects of sex trafficking which is happening everyday throughout the country. The resource person also discussed few cases of how vulnerable were preyed upon and how they were helped out by IJM team.
There was a question and answer session which provided the participants an opportunity to ask questions.
At the end of the session feedback forms were distributed among the participants, they all filled up and submitted to the representatives of IJM. Feedback from the participant was positive and 99% participants evaluated that they got deep understanding on sex trafficking and rescue process. 25% participants expressed their desire to participate in the Prayer Community organized by IJM.

The session was a huge awareness, educational and enlightening experience for staff as they learnt so many about trafficking.