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

Description: A person sits on a bed, holding a cigarette and wearing earphones. They look at a second person, who stands beside the bed and looks back at them. To their right is a desk with a lamp, a laptop and some books. Behind them is a window through which we see buildings in the moonlight. Credit: Upasana Agarwal.

Dealing with vicarious trauma: What law school did not teach me about working on cases of sexual violence

I am a law graduate, and three or four years ago, I started working with children who are victims of sexual abuse. I told myself that a case like this was just like any other, in which I have to represent my clients and safeguard their interests. I did not think this through. I did … Continue reading Dealing with vicarious trauma: What law school did not teach me about working on cases of sexual violence