Our work at a glance

  • Storytelling for gender equality and peace

  • Education with curriculums, workshops and dialogue

  • Tech for Good for resources and reporting

  • Digital Advocacy for gender equality and peacebuilding

  • Legal, Policy and Psycho-social research to inform our activism

Notes from the field

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Safe spaces, Safe Communities, Safe Futures

In our last session, we spoke to students from Class 8, and to all the girls at the school through a storytelling and conversational exchange, addressing personal experiences in dealing with structural and direct violence on account of gender.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Understanding Consent

We worked with the students of Classes 9, 10, 11, and 12 at Savithri Ammal Oriental Higher Secondary School this morning, specifically addressing Consent and Personal Agency. Our highlight of the day was a young man who explained the value of remaining steadfast to ethical behavior at all times, and to maintain an attitude of respect at all times as his key takeaway. Here's how these sessions looked!

Monday, August 5, 2019

More bosses of their own bodies

We worked with the children from classes 6, 7, and 8 at Savithri Ammal Oriental Higher Secondary School, Chennai, on safe and unsafe touch awareness and ways to stay safe and engaged in their own protection and wellbeing. Here's what that looked like!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Safer Futures: Part IV

10 classrooms. 400 students.

Seeing parents and teachers invest in doing away with shame, silence, and blame in connection with CSA, and watching young minds becoming aware of ways to stay safe is both heartwarming and saddening.

Heartwarming because you see the conscious effort toward change and know that they have the information they need to stay safe.

Saddening because we live in a world where childhoods are neither free not safe, and that the onus is still on them to stay safe.

The most moving part is the silent calm that comes from feeling the strength and support of every survivor and changemaker around you in spirit, standing by in gentle endorsement of every effort to ensure that no child ever faces sexual abuse. Here's a picture from our last session: