KD Singh Foundation initiates ‘Life Skill Education’ Awareness Program across schools in Delhi NCR

January 29 14:04 2014

New Delhi/Gurgaon, January 29, 2014: The K D Singh Foundation- Support Cell for Rape Victims has initiated a series of ‘Life Skill Education’ Awareness Program across schools of Delhi NCR and Haryana. This program will work towards creating awareness among school studentsabout sexual aggression, identification of sexual predators and action to be taken against them.The Support Cell of the Foundation – a grassroots-level social welfare organization providing comprehensive three-tiered medical, legal and rehabilitation support to rape survivors across 17 districts of Haryana and Delhi NCR is leading the program. The first step of the program involves awareness camps and sessions across the various regions and is expected to reach out to over 10,000 students. In the first phase workshops are being conducted in Delhi, Karnal, Gurgaon and a few other districts.

The sessions include informing school children about various forms of sexual aggression and how to identify those. This is done through videos and demonstrations. Child-friendly case studies and group activities are also a part of the orientation program. Role plays where children are placed in situations where they need to react against sexual offenders are also played.

Dr. K D Singh who has established the Foundation and is also MP, Rajya Sabha and Head-North India, All India Trinamool Congress, says “The recent spate of sexual and other crimes against women once again indicate the need to change social attitudes towards women in the country. Our Foundation through its various activities aims to spread awareness among people, especially women& childrento make them aware of their rights under various laws. The idea behind the campaign is to spread awareness among children and protect them from sexual violence. We are also looking at this from a Gender sensitization angle. After all, prevention is better than cure.The Foundation’s Support Cell for Rape Victims is a massive grassroots effort endeavoring to provide free and confidential counseling, legal aid, rehabilitation and medical support to the survivors of rape and sexual violence.”

About the Support Cell for Rape Victims

The Support Cell for Rape Victimsprovides comprehensive support to rape victims through its team of social workers, educationists, and lawyers who are constantly working across cities, villages in Haryana. The foundation also operates a 24-hrs Rape Victim Support Cell Toll Free Help Line Number –1800-200-2056. Its website ishttp://kdsinghfoundation.in/

About KD Singh Foundation

The K D Singh Foundation was established in early 2013 to support various philanthropic activities in the field of social welfare. The Foundation’s Support Cell for Rape Victims provides comprehensive three-tiered medical, legal and rehabilitation support to rape survivors across 17 districts of Haryana and parts of Delhi NCR. Today, the KD Singh Foundation has become synonymous with Engage, Empower and Enable through its massive grassroots initiative reaching out to 115 rape survivors till date led by an efficient team of social workers, educationists and lawyers. The Foundation also operates a 24×7 toll-free help line 1800-200-2056 for the benefit of rape survivors and their families. Recently, the Foundation’s field report unveiled preliminary insights on Rape Statistics in Haryana. The key observations from the report suggest that minors are more vulnerable to sexual abuse and in most cases, the perpetrators of the crime are known to the victim. KD Singh Foundation (KDSF) has found that out of the interviewed victims, 74% are minors and accused were known to the victim in 88% cases. 45% of the rape victims belong to scheduled castes (SCs) out of the documented cases. Incidentally, according to National Crime Records Bureau, Haryana ranks 16th nationally accounting for 3% of rape cases in North India.

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