Shishu Sarothi, has organized 2 workshops on “Sexual Health and Sexual Rights of Youth with disability” from 18th to 20th August, 2017, in collaboration with Sexuality and disability programme, Point of View, a Mumbai based non-profit organization. The workshops were facilitated by Jyoti Gogoi, special educator Shishu Sarothi in collaboration with Nidhi Goyal, Programme Director: Sexuality and disability, and Srinidhi Raghavan, trainer and researcher, from Point of View.
August 18 and 19, 2017
Training workshop for teachers and special educators: sexual rights and youth with disabilities.
30 Teachers and Special Educators from Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan and NGOs including Swabhalambi, Sahayika Child Guidance Center, Asha Rehab Center, NIPCCED, Monovikash, Saraswati Bagdhwani participated in this 2 day long training. The aim of the two day training was to strengthen the understanding of disability, sexuality and gender rights and their intersections; The complexities that children and youth with disabilities face in expressing their identity; their relationship with their body; stigma on their sexual rights and needs; their consent in relationships, friendships and marriage; their heightened vulnerability of abuse and legal redress.
August 20, 2017
Workshop on sexual health and rights for visually impaired youth with disabilities was organized at Guwahati Blind High School.
30 adolescents (men and women) participated in the training on sexuality and disability. This daylong session talked about body literacy, choice, relationships and consent, navigating safe and unsafe situations, identifying violence and combating abuse, legal redresses and some solutions.