Background and History of Trainings by PEC

The first trainings conducted by PEC related to the legislation on POCSO, Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) and Prevention of Sexual Harassment in Workplace Act. The first training was a 3 day training with a day each on the legislation in 2014 and the participants were the NGO activists. To the best of our knowledge, it was the first kind of training on the POCSO law. After that, there were trainings done in Baroda with Sahiyar Organization. This was a 2 day event and there was a similar two day event in Rajkot and Morbi with Anandi organization. Since then, various trainings have happened in Gujarat with various organizations, including Childline Ahmedabad. In 2015 to 2016, we conducted trainings in different cities in various areas of India including Muzzafarnagar in UP, Chattisgarh in 2016 and 2017, In Lucknow and in Assam in 2016 and 2017, Shillong, Bhopal and more recently in Chennai. These were all in collaboration with various NGOs. In Bhopal, I addressed trial court judges on the experience of supporting child survivors of CSA and their families particularly their need for counselling, Support Person and compensation. 

Over the last year, trainings have taken place with the staff of HDRC on these three legislations. The prevention of sexual harassment act was conducted for the ICC members of HDRC. As part of the DHRD project, PEC had collaborated on trainings on POCSO with HDRC in their regional programs in Ambaji and Khera. 

We also held an important three day training in collaboration with Arpan, Child Protection Society and UNICEF on POCSO and Counselling.

Training with the Women and Child Department and Gujarat State Resource Center to build an understanding of mental disability and mental health issues amongst shelter managers and workers

In April 2019, we had a two day training on Counselling Skills in collaboration with HDRC and Co-Create Change.

More recently, we held a training for first year students at CEPT on prevention of sexual harassment.

We just finished a three day training for trainers on the Atrocity Act and you can find a detailed post on that here.

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