Arunima Samanta – December 2018
I worked as an intern in PEC back in 2018. During my time at PEC, I had the opportunity to engage with the POCSO Act, Domestic Violence Act, and Minority Rights etc. The best part about working in the organisation was the hands on experience I got about working at grassroots level. Visiting schools and helping to conduct workshops for children on safe touch and unsafe touch, engaging with the victims and their families, learning about their experiences first hand were the highlight of my time at PEC. Team PEC consists of people who work tirelessly and genuinely want to help the disadvantaged. It remains one of my most memorable and enriching experience yet.
Sushruti Verma – December 2018
PEC was my first internship, and it exposed me to legal opportunities that my institution could not. I learned a lot about litigation as well as the inner workings of an NGO from the ground up. Prita ma’am also entrusted us with more difficult tasks, such as facilitating sexual abuse awareness workshops for schoolchildren, as well as assigning us research and aiding advocates with letters and petitions. My most cherished memory of the internship is the field visits, where I talked to real people struggling with justice, and understood how I can help them.
Vinit Gajjar – January 2019
The peace and equality cell helped me lay the foundation to my legal career. Working with an NGO grounds you from the flashy corporate idea of law that we all have perceived in our heads. Working closely with PEC and Pritha ma’am further helped me understand the day to day working of an organisation which would definitely help me in the future. Furthermore, PEC helped me realise the importance of working with the underprivileged when we visited near villages regarding POCSO cases. Finally I would like to thank Pritha ma’am for inviting me to her POCSO training camp which helped me round off my knowledge on the subject.