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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

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Stronger – A play that makes us re-evaluate the meaning of justice

Stronger is written by Geoff Power and directed by Paul Meade. The play was showcased as part of Dublin Theatre Festival at the Smock Alley Theatre. Based on real-life events, it tells the story of a teacher (Jan) who was sexually abused by her student (Damon). It depicts the impact of the violence on her … Continue reading Stronger – A play that makes us re-evaluate the meaning of justice

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