Safe, Unsafe, and Unwanted: Decoding Personal Space and Safety

On 18th December 2018 Team Pratsandhi in collaborated with Deepalaya, the largest operational NGO in Delhi-NCR, to undertake a workshop on “Safe and Unsafe touch” at Deepalaya Vocational Training Centre, Kakrola, Dwarka Sector-15.

With an attendance of 43 students between the ages of 7-10 years from the neighboring slums of Bharat Vihar, the workshop covered a wide array of subjects ranging from personal space to understanding body parts.

The main objective of the session was to sensitize students not just on how to identify but also respond to unsafe and unwanted touches. In addition to this, the workshop focused on teaching students how to identify their body parts and to differentiate between private and non-private. Various activities also enabled students to understand that every individual has their own comfort zone and privacy which need to be respected along with the importance of consent.
 Towards the end, the children made lists consisting of people/situations that made them feel safe or unsafe in order to identify their comfort zones and trusted adults. They were encouraged to ask questions and clarify their doubts, followed by chocolate distribution for all the attendees.
The workshop was also covered by Newzopedia 


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