Black and white picture of a child running in a corridor. Illustrated version of photo of authors: two brown people smiling. Captioned: The Silence on sexuality- Priyangee Guha and Srinidhi Raghavan

To keep children safe, talk to them meaningfully about sexuality

Co-author - Srinidhi Raghavan Our engagement with sexuality begins early, probably when we were caught scratching the in-between-parts of our body and heard, “chhi chhi, don’t touch there” from adults. This statement, inter alia, made  two connections: a) do not touch ‘there’; b) it is shameful to do so. Most children therefore encounter information about … Continue reading To keep children safe, talk to them meaningfully about sexuality

Three girls wearing school uniform looking at a board full of pictures. Their back is turned towards the camera

POCSO’s child friendly policies good in theory, but practically we need to do better

It's the 9th anniversary of POCSO. It is nearly impossible to keep the victim protected from the accused. The entry and exit to court complexes are usually common. The area where litigants and witnesses wait for their turn is also shared. With 41% of the population under 18, India is often called a “young nation”. … Continue reading POCSO’s child friendly policies good in theory, but practically we need to do better