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Annual Stakeholders Conference on Child Sexual Abuse (ASCCSA)

The Annual Stakeholders Conference on Child Sexual Abuse (ASCCSA) 2014 is the first ever national level conference on child sexual abuse organized in India. The Foundation through the seminar brought together like-minded people from across the country to discuss pressing aspects of CSA.
The seminar was organized over two days on 16th and 17th April at the Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai. The ASCCSA had an impressive lineup of different stakeholders presenting their work and experience on CSA within their area of expertise.
The speaker line-up was as follows:

Flavia Agnes, MAJLIS, Mumbai

Topic: ‘Assessing the gap between legislation and practice: Reviewing recent sexual exploitation laws’

Dr. Nilima Mehta, Ex. Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee, Mumbai

Topic: ‘Creating Safe Spaces for Children: Zero Tolerance to Child Sexual Abuse’

Dr. Amit Sen, Child psychiatrist, Delhi
Topic: ‘Paving the path to healing: Resolving therapeutic challenges while helping with trauma recovery in children’

Suchismita Bose, The Foundation, Mumbai
Topic: Revisiting trauma: Conflicts and complex recovery in the adult survivor’

Bharati Kotwal, Muskaan – Alochana, Pune

Topic: Understanding and Helping Children in Conflict with Law for Sexual Offenses’

Dr. Shaibya Saldanha, Enfold Proactive Health Trust, Bangalore

Topic:  Setting up hospital-based collaborative child response centres (CCRUs): Upholding dignity and securing justice’

Dr. Duru Shah, Gynaecologist, Mumbai

Topic: Recognizing and responding to child sexual abuse: A medical practitioner’s perspective’

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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