1 in 2 children in India are affected by Child Sexual Abuse. Our experiences and research suggest that acquiring the right knowledge and taking a step towards equipping ourselves with the skills to impart personal safety education to children can play a great role in addressing this issue. It is important to create a dialogue on this issue, take action, and change the narrative around child safety by looking at it through a lens of hope and not fear.
Initiated by Arpan, Child Safety Week is a people-led movement to raise awareness and encourage collective action towards addressing the issue of Child Safety. An entire week, in the month of November, is dedicated towards highlighting the importance of this issue through conversations and events for child safety. Key dates around children and child rights fall in this week:
· 14th November: Children’s Day, India
· 19th November: World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse
· 20th November: International Children’s Day
Join us as we come together to embark on a journey for bringing large-scale visibility, attention, and action on this issue. Let’s look at the different ways in which we can create space for meaningful engagements during #ChildSafetyWeek2020 on this platform.
You can host or attend an online event, donate for keeping children safer, take the child safety pledge or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to know more.