SWABHIMAN - Training of Community Facilitator
After the successful launch of SWABHIMAN, Smile Foundation has organized a three day's training programme from 22nd Aug.05 to 24th Aug.05 at Oneness Center for the community facilitator deputed in various communities. The objective of this workshop was to make them understand the magnitude of the problem of molestations, insecurity towards girls/women, domestic violence, child abuse and how Community Facilitators can help them in fighting for the elimination of the problem.
The sessions were on the following:
1. Counseling- By Mrs. Dave(Lakshman Public school and CASP PLAN)
2. Police Redressal- By Team of Delhi Police Women Cell, Nanak Pura
3. Legal Awareness- By Advocate Chanchal Thakur(Patiala House Court)
4. Gender Sensitization- By Ms. Naseem Khan(Action India)
5. Child Abuse- By Bharti(Sarthak)
The training was of great help to the facilitators in enhancing their basic Counseling skills. According to the expert, a counselor must form a rapport with the case and confidentiality related to the issue is equally important.
Delhi Police Women Cell trained the participants regarding the relevance and usages of help lines 100, 1091 and 5353(postal help line). They also presented a demonstration on the basic physical activities (punches, attacks) girl/ women can use to defend themselves.
The basic points under the legal section were:
How to register FIR
General Laws for women's Rights
General Laws related to Rape
The Session on gender sensitization focused on the presence of discrimination among boys and girls in the family showing that from the very beginning girls are discriminated. Youth sensitization, life skills development, information, awareness and communication are very important in eliminating gender discrimination from our social network.
According to expert, any kind of physical, mental, sexual and behavioral harassment towards a child is child abuse. 70% of children are sexually abused. Delinquency, mood fluctuations, isolation, bed-wetting(not sleep disorder) etc. can be present in an abused child.