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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Children's Rights In Goa


SERVICES ON CSA: Child protection and advocacy of children's rights, legal and psycho-social support to child victims, Stop Paedophilia Campaign, awareness sessions in schools, community meetings, advocacy, publications


CONTACT INFORMATION: Address 1st Floor, F-5 Meera Bldg, Behind Gomantak Bhavan, St. Inez, Goa 403001; Tel (0832) 2426518/22, 2421547; Mobile 9822983336; Email; Website

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tarshi, Delhi

DESCRIPTION: (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues), NGO

SERVICES ON CSA: Runs a helpline that provides information, counselling and referrals on a wide range of issues including on child sexual abuse. Also, discussions on child sexual abuse are incorporated in the trainings TARSHI provides


CONTACT INFORMATION: Address 11 Mathura Road, First Floor, Jangpura - B, New Delhi - 110014, India; Tel +91-11-24379070/ 71; Email; Website

Breaking The Silence, Bangladesh


SERVICES ON CSA: awareness and prevention



Be Free Centre, Bahrain

DESCRIPTION: Civil Society Organisation

SERVICES ON CSA: awareness, advocacy, research, support on CSA for children, adult survivors, parents, professionals, programs and workshops for abused children and their parents; publications

SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS: awareness, advocacy, research, support

CONTACT INFORMATION: Address - Villa 950- Road 3119- New Zinj 331. Postal: P.O.Box 18562,Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain; Tel +973-17242415; Timings Sun to Thu 8 am-1pm, 4 pm-6:30 pm; Sat 9 am-12pm; Email; Websites:;

Batelco Centre for Family Violence Victims, Bahrain

DESCRIPTION: CSO (Civil Society Organisation)

SERVICES ON CSA: runs an ongoing course for children aged 6-18 who have been victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse


CONTACT INFORMATION: toll-free Child Helpline 88801888 daily 4-8 pm except Fri/Sat. Office tel 17597777

Sahil, Pakistan

DESCRIPTION: NGO, works exclusively on child abuse and exploitation, founded 1996

SERVICES ON CSA: advocacy, creating support systems for children, awareness on body protection, enhancing legal and psychological services for victims of CSA, research, awareness raising, legal advocacy, intervention trainings, crisis intervention, free legal aid for victims, publications and the resource centre. Also works with the government on child legislation issues. Has referral units in Abbotabad, Sukkur, Jaffarabad, Lahore and Rawalpindi.

SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS: Free counseling through Jeet Healing Centre, a programme of Sahil.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Head Office No 13, First Floor, Al-Babar Center,F-8 Markaz, Islamabad, Pakistan; Phone # (92-51) 2260636, 2856950; Fax # (92-51) 2254678; Toll Free Line: 0800-13518; Email: ; Website :

Sahil Referral Unit Jaffarabad Address: Khosa Muhalla, Near Civil Hospital Tehsil Road,
Dera Allah Yar Jaffarabad, Balochistan; Phone # (92-838) 510912, Email:

Sahil Referral Unit Sukkur Address: House # B-62, Street #2 Sindhi Muslim Housing Society, Airport Road Sukkur, Sindh; Phone # (92-71) 5633615; Email:

Sahil Referral Unit Abbottabad Address: Makhdoom colony, Nari Road Mandian, Purana Ayub Medical College Abbottbad, NWFP; Phone # (92-992) 383880; Email:

Sahil Referral Unit Lahore Address: House # 686-C, Faisal Town, Lahore; Phone # 92-42-5165357; Email:

Sahil Volunteer Partnership Unit Address: Room No. 1, First Floor, Park Hotel Makan Bagh, Saidu Sharif Road, Swat; Phone # 92-946-700 383 Email:

Sound of Silence, Hyderabad


SERVICES ON CSA: spreading awareness (details unknown)



Jaagriti, Pilani





Arpan, Bombay

DESCRIPTION: NGO for CSA prevention and awareness, founded in 2003.

SERVICES ON CSA: Awareness talks for parents, teachers and caretakers at clubs, schools, orphanages and other platforms to understand CSA, how to teach personal safety to children, how to recognise signs of abuse. Also for college students and other young adults to understand CSA, through theatre and other interactive media. Training programs for teachers and caretakers, trainers, counselors, psychiatrists, NGO professionals, and caretakers of special children. Counselling for child victims and their families. Counselling for abusers who are receptive to therapeutic guidance is also offered. Advocacy includes lobbying with the government to include CSA awareness as a subject for B.Ed and D.Ed students, and to make Personal Safety Education compulsory in schools. Resources include multilingual trainers, educational material, data bank of published cases of CSA in the media, legal expertise, global networking with other organisations, media liaison, database of sexuality educators, database of counselors and psychotherapists. Publications on CSA in English, Hindi, Marathi, free of cost.

SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS: Counselling to heal, move on and live beyond the trauma of sexual abuse; database of counselors & therapists

CONTACT INFORMATION: Tel: 022 - 2367 1134; Cell: 98201 35567; Address: 10, Arun building, 3rd floor, 34, Narayan Dabholkar Rd, Mumbai 400006, Maharashtra, India; Email:; Website:; Blog:

Banjara Academy, Bangalore

DESCRIPTION: Counselling & Training Centre

SERVICES ON CSA: free counseling; publications;

SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS: free counseling; conducted survey of 1028 women in Bangalore, 2004

Contact information: Address - 418, 1st Main, 1st Block, RT Nagar, Bangalore 560032; Tel - 23535787, 23535766, 26575101; Website -

Ashraya, Madras

DESCRIPTION: NGO for CSA prevention and awareness

SERVICES ON CSA: Project Safe Childhood; awareness workshops in educational institutions, factories, etc; healing help

SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS: counselling and any other professional services required

CONTACT INFORMATION: Cell - 93828 32875Tel - 42018906; Address: Shastry Nagar, Madras; Email:;

Monday, July 13, 2009

Elaan, Calcutta


SERVICES ON CSA: advocacy and awareness, counseling

SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS: multi-lingual telephone counseling for West Bengal

CONTACT INFORMATION: Address IB 150 Sector III, Bidhannagar, Salt Lake, Calcutta 700105; Email; Mobile helpline: 98741 35992; Blog , Blog, Website

Enfold, Bangalore

DESCRIPTION: Enfold Proactive Health Trust, NGO

SERVICES ON CSA: works with parents, teachers, children; awareness programs, seminars, workshops


CONTACT INFORMATION: Cell - 98441-12391, 98450-20277; Website:

RAHI, Delhi

DESCRIPTION: The RAHI Foundation (Recovery And Healing from Incest), NGO

SERVICES ON CSA: awareness programs, workshops, publications, research

SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS: Support centre for women survivors of Child Sexual Abuse; individual and group counseling, awareness programs, workshops, publications, research, Peer Education workshops

CONTACT INFORMATION: Address - H 49 A, 2nd Floor, Kalkaji, New Delhi; Email -; Website -

Tulir, Madras

DESCRIPTION: Centre for Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse, NGO

SERVICES ON CSA: personal safety education, healing & intervention, research & documentation, resource development, advocacy, training, online safety

SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS: counseling referral service

CONTACT INFORMATION: Address - J - 33/18, 7th Street, Annanagar East, Chennai 600102; Tel - 91+44+26192026; Fax: 91+44+43531496; Email -; Website -, Blog -; Twitter -; Facebook -

(last updated 14 July 2009)

Sanjivini, Delhi

DESCRIPTION: Sanjivini Society for Mental Health, counselling centre


SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS: counseling, experience for GLBT

CONTACT INFORMATION: Address - A-6, Satsang Vihar Marg, Qutab Industrial Area, New Delhi; Tel - 2431 1918, 2431 8883, 2686 2222

FACSE, Bombay

DESCRIPTION: Forum Against Child Sexual Exploitation, Network, Bombay.

SERVICES ON CSA: Awareness and Personal Safety education about CSA among different target groups as well as the general public (children and adults); Advocacy to lobby for necessary changes in the law; Direct work with victims, handling individual cases through home visits and psycho social intervention; Psycho-social support to the child victim and family; Legal counseling and legal follow up support if a FIR is lodged; Psychotherapeutic counseling to the child victim.

SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS: Counseling and psychotherapy

CONTACT INFORMATION: Address: C/o Ashraya, New Sevadaan Bldg, Near OLPS Church, Chembur, Mumbai - 400 071 (Landmark: near Diamond Garden &/or Chembur Church) Tel: 98699 89841;  Contact Person: Rakshanda Inam; Email:; Website: