Child Sexual Abuse is a topic which is rarely discussed in India thanks to the social stigma and cultural taboos associated with it. Nonetheless, research does show that over 53 per cent of our children, across SECs, geographical locations and age groups report some degree of sexual abuse.
Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month – CSAAM – is an annual awareness programme organised by a voluntary collective of bloggers and social networkers. It aims to break the deafening silence that surrounds this taboo topic in India. It targets parents, teachers and caregivers of children of both sexes and all ages, offering vital information on CSA, including an online collection of CSA-related resources. It gives a voice to victims and offers hope to those who are still struggling with the after-effects of CSA.
CSAAM 2011 mainly consisted of personal testimonials, live Twitter discussions and considerable support from NGOs such as RAHI, Arpan, Tulir; public figures like filmmaker Onir and CSA crusader Harrish Iyer; media houses such as Midday, Mint Lounge, DNA, Bangalore Mirror, The Alternative, TOI, Blogadda etc.
CSAAM 2012 hopes to be all that and more, this time focusing even more strongly on presenting resources and differing points of view and reaching out to more people through videos, workshops and our very own mobile app
The Blog-A-Thon will occur through the month of April 2012 and if you want to be a part of this please leave a comment or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org