We are gay people. Happy and gay. gay and gay. very gay people. The supreme court called us "THE MINUSCULE MINORITIES" and we love it. Well, we are happy to belong to the minuscule minority that stands up for a majority of causes. We are the lot who does not sit quiet and watch, but that gets up and support causes pertaining to our community and beyond. We stand up equally and unequivocally against Child Sexual Abuse.
We believe education about Personal Safety is most important. This alone can help in equipping children against the menace of Child Sexual Abuse. We are thus in awe of the fantastic work by Arpan in educating young minds and their parents on the issue. We wish that each one of you supports them.
It takes INR 1,500 to support one child. We wish to support 40 children.
YOU WILL SUPPORT US, RIGHT?
Mentioned below are some details.
HOW MANY CHILDREN ARE AFFECTED:
Every second child in India is exposed to some form of sexual abuse. 20% children are severely sexually abused. And we are a country with 400 million children. Imagine the millions of children who are sexually abused every day!
WHO IS ARPAN:
‘Arpan’ is a registered NGO based in Mumbai and the largest in the world working on the issue of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) with a team of dedicated and skilled professionals since the year 2006.
"PERSONAL SAFETY EDUCATION" WHAT'S THAT?
Personal Safety Education (PSE) is Arpan’s key project and aims at providing children personal safety skills required to prevent the risk of sexual abuse. Survivors of sexual abuse are given counseling support to facilitate the healing process.
‘Arpan’ works with schools and NGO’s to make systemic level changes within the current infrastructure. The Personal Safety Education (PSE) project is currently conducted within schools, shelter homes, institutional and NGO set-ups.
So far Arpan has directly taught over 27,000 children personal safety skills and empowered over 20,000 parents and 1500 teachers with knowledge and skills to address child sexual abuse. More than 1500 children have also been helped through counselling to overcome any negative outcomes of experiencing sexual abuse and or inappropriate behaviour.
Child sexual abuse has a long lasting negative impact on the survivor. Our children deserve a joyous childhood. Help Arpan prevent child sexual abuse and heal those who’ve been affected by it. You can help make a safe haven for the future of India.
More about Arpan:
Website - www.arpan.org.in
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ArpanCSA
P.S. The greatest myths against the new "minuscule minorities", the LGBTIQ people, is that we abuse children. The one who abuses a child is a child abuser, a child molester, he/she/ze is not gay, straight, bisexual or transgender.
We have not initiated this fundraiser to make a point but if you assume so, good for you. And better for the cause. :)
You know what we mean?