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The 2nd Annual Stakeholders Conference on Child Sexual Abuse was organized by The Foundation from 20th to 23rd of September 2015.

ASCCSA 2015 was a step further in the direction of maximizing our collective strengths, minimizing our weaknesses and plugging the gaps. ASCCSA 2015 had a brilliant line-up of speakers from both within the country and globally. The seminar was pushed to global standards with two days of multiple pre-seminar workshops followed by the two days of the main seminar. Various international and national level stalwarts in the field of CSA presented and attended over the four days.

Details of ASCCSA 2015
Pre-seminar Workshops
Date: 20th and 21st September 2015
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Venue: YMCA, Mumbai Central, Mumbai

Main Seminar
Date: 22nd and 23rd September 2015
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Venue: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai

The speaker line-up was as follows:

Audrey D'Mello, Majlis

Topic: Pursuing this thing called justice: Examining Majlis' research and intervention on sexual violence in Mumbai

Sangeeta Rege, Senior Research Officer, CEHAT

Topic: Implementing a comprehensive response to sexual violence: Learnings from the collaborative program between the MCGM hospitals and CEHAT

Kushi Kushalappa, Enfold Proactive Health Trust
Topic: Prevention Police POCSO: Training cops for dealing with CSA cases

Panel Discussion 1: Media, Me, & the Mirror: Have we got as good as we have given?
Moderator: Rahul Bose
Panelists: Ms. Svati Bhatkal, Ms. Dhanya Rajendran, Ms. Anahita Mukherji, Mr. Yogesh Sadhwani

Paula Sellars, Author and Director of Stewards of Children, Darkness to Light

Topic: Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations and Sexual Abuse

Ishita Manek & Lisha Chheda, Roobaroo

Topic:  Relevance of Discourse on Sex and Gender for Prevention of Abuse

Dr. Klaus Michael Beier, University of Berlin

Topic: The German Dunkelfeld Project: Proactive Strategies to Prevent CSA and the Use of Child Abusive Images

Rashi Vidyasagar, CEHAT, Mumbai

Topic: Comprehensive Healthcare Response to Sexual Assault’

Dr. Jagadeesh Reddy, Consultant – CEHAT, Bangalore

Topic: ‘Medicolegal aspects of child sexual abuse’

Dr. Shubhada Maitra, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Topic: 'From Shame and Secrecy to Disclosures: Methodology and Ethics in Childhood Sexual Abuse Research'

Mr. Suhas Chakma, Asian Centre for Human Rights, Delhi

Topic: India’s Hell Holes – Can the gaps to prevent child sexual abuse in juvenile justice institutions be addressed?’

Vidya Reddy/Nancy Thomas, TULIR, Chennai

Topic: ‘Navigating the Labyrinth: Working towards a common denominator’

Pooja Taparia, Arpan, Mumbai

Topic: ‘Empowering the child: An overview of Arpan’s personal safety education model for Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse’

Panel Discussion 1:
Requirement vs. resources: bridging the gap in child sexual abuse
Moderator – Rahul Bose
Panelists – Priyanka Bose (Mumbai), Dr. Nishtha Desai (Goa), Vidya Reddy (Chennai), Ingrid Shrinath (Mumbai)
Panel discussion 2: Moving Forward: 365 days from now, realistic targets and gettable goals
Moderator – Rahul Bose
Panelists - Priti Patkar (Mumbai), Persis Sidhva (Mumbai), Dr. Shaibya Saldanha (Bangalore), Sumana Rao (Hyderabad)

Other Videos:
Rahul Bose opening ceremony -
Rahul Bose closing ceremony -
Role of the government by Mr. Ujjwal Narayan Uke -


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