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Worried about how safe your children are online this Covid-19, there is nothing to worry about now. Join us this week, for a live session on Instagram starting from May 6th, 8 pm onwards. Prominent speakers who are survivors of sexual abuse and experts will be joining us to provide information on how to stay safe online, and all your questions to keep your children safe during this lockdown will be addressed. Join us on this interactive live session on our Instagram @ourvoix. #safehome4child. It is our honour to have Mr Harish Iyer, a survivor of child sexual abuse to address the issue and he will be guiding parents on how to ensure safety online and prevent child sexual abuse. He will be with us on May 6th at 8…
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Every 155 minutes a child in India is a victim of sexual abuse as the statistics indicate. For a lot of children home is not a safe place. Do you know in 94.8% of cases of sexual abuse the accused is a known person to the children? There are a lot of children who are not able to raise their voice. Let’s raise our voix and ensure children are safe and happy. All of this can be avoided by having a good conversation with your child. We know Child Sexual Abuse is a scary thing but talking about it should not be. Now you can teach children with our special concept of POWERS: Talk powers with children. If anything is worrying you, you can report it on Childline 1098 or…
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Safe Home For Children During COVID19
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Trigger warning: This article talks about child sexual abuse. For some people, home is the safest place. While for some, in their homes, lies the darkest of horrors and fear. There are children in homes which are not safe for them. Which are vulnerable at a stage that they can be abused by a known person. The roar of their abuser overpowers their voices and makes them mute. As parents, and as a human being, the time has come to start the talk with your children to tell them their superpowers. Teach them about body safety and ensure that their power of voice is ignited against any kind of abuse. Aware children about their power over their body, the power to judge the touch, the power to trust, power of…
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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention workshop in Ludhiana by Our Voix
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Date: 30 and 31 January 2020 Location: Ludhiana Our Voix, a Delhi based youth-led organisation visited Ludhiana to empower children to speak up against abuse. Our Voix along with Initiators of Change organisation conducted a series of workshop at different schools in Ludhiana for children on primary prevention of child sexual abuse on 30 and 31 January. Children were made aware of how to identify abuse and speak up against it. They were taught about sensitive issues in a child-friendly manner. Moreover, Students were made aware through a unique concept of powers such as power over your body, the power to judge the touch, the power to say no, etc. developed by the organisation. Children learnt how to design social campaigns and even enacted plays on issues such as the…
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Podcast on Child Sexual Abuse by Our Voix
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Six Survivors of child sexual abuse have decided to speak up against child sexual abuse. They are ready to share their story about childhood abuse with the world. The intention behind it is not to instil fear in the people but to inspire the world to speak up and not remain silent. #childrentoo?, a podcast series is launched by Our Voix organisation which covers real-life stories of survivors. The name showcase that the day is not far away when a #childrentoo campaign will start if we don’t take preventive measures soon for our children. Through this podcast, they are bursting the myths related to sexual abuse of children and also bringing to the table preventive measures that can be undertaken by society to curb the evil. The stories of the…
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Students at Sanskriti School are learning about Child Rights with Our Voix Foundation
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Students at Sanskriti School are learning about Child Rights with Our Voix Foundation Monday, 16th December 2019 | Sanskriti Public School, Chanakyapuri Children should not just be seen but be heard too and their voice matter. To make children aware of their rights and ensure their safety a workshop was conducted by Our Voix Foundation on 16th December 2019 at Sanskriti Public School. As per Article 19 of the convention, children have the right to have a life free from abuse. In order to promote awareness about prevention of sexual abuse, the workshop aimed at teaching children about different types of abuse which can happen with touch and without touch, POSCO Act, a mechanism to report abuse. Children were taught about their rights at the International level under The United…
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The conversation lead to Comic Book on Child Rights
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Real Story from a school 15/09/2019 Yesterday I asked a child do you know what are your rights? He replied, what di? I translate it in Hindi and asked do you know your अधिकार? He again replied I don't know what अधिकार is. Followed by silence... Immense fundamental rights are provided to children in both national and international documents. I wonder... Are they really just on paper? Is the beneficiary of the rights even aware of them? Do children even know they have rights or remedies to fight for their rights? Do you think children should be made aware of their human rights in school? 17/09/2019 A lot has changed in one year. From observing missing puzzle at the grass-root level to providing innovate solution. Our Voix comic book on…
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Our Voix Team meet Shri Manish Sisodia Sir
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It was an honour for Our Voix founder, Megha Bhatia and champions to meet Shri Manish Sisodia sir, Deputy Chief Minister of New Delhi and share the Comic Book on Child Rights launched by Our Voix. The Comic Book highlights various rights that children have and also teaches them about their social duties and responsibilities. It ranges from child sexual abuse to bullying to religious freedom and the list goes on! The book introduces Super Buddies who teach children various concepts, provisions and rights – ranging across the POCSO Act, Indian Constitution and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. These comic strips place child characters at different positions where their rights are being violated. SUPER BUDDIES then come to their rescue and teaches the legal and moral…
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VOICING MY STORY
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VOICING MY STORY Rough flesh rubbed across tender skin It bribed her with a chocolate bar It caressed her locks It was the beautiful reaper of her childhood. It left her a scar, a bruise It pulled out shreds of dignity, of innocence She looked right and left and all she could see was darkness. She screamed into a void.  The next morning, As she let go of her mother’s dupatta, In her head, was a war : To tell or not to tell? She pulled down the pleats of her skirt, Trying to avoid every gaze For there was a different feeling A different me. I could walk, yet I was crippled I could see, yet I was blinded I could scream, yet I was silenced The only ray…
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GLOBAL BUBBLE PARADE 2019, BREAKING THE BUBBLE OF SILENCE
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GLOBAL BUBBLE PARADE 2019, BREAKING THE BUBBLE OF SILENCE We all know about how serious the problem of Child Sexual Abuse is and it's a need for prevention. Child sexual abuse is a crime which not only affects the child’s physical and mental health but also hampers their cognitive and social development.To raise voice against this heinous crime Our Voix, a non-profit organization primarily working on the prevention of child sexual abuse held an event, The Bubble Parade, at Raahgiri, CP, New Delhi. Our Voix collaborated with Those in Need, India’s first comprehensive matchmaking platform for non-profits and volunteers.Global Bubble parade was lead by Our Voix and its volunteers and Those in Need. It was volunteered by various people from different professions who were quite enthusiastic and excited and added abundant…
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