The Child Protection Office offers child protection training and other educational presentations. You are most welcome to contact the Child Protection Office to conduct awareness and training programs within your community.
Upcoming Child Protection Team Training :
- Mauritius, mid-May 2014
Contact : Karunika dasi – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dubai, 10-11 May 2014
Contact : Sri Vallabha das – email@example.com
HARE KRISHNA NEWS, DURBAN-SOUTH AFRICA
ISKCON’S ZERO TOLERANCE ON ABUSE
By : Krsangi Radhe dasi
FACT: South Africa has the highest rate of child abuse in the world. FACT: One in four children in South Africa will be abused in their childhood. FACT: Every ISKCON centre aims to have a trained Child Protection Team (under the guidance of ISKCONS’ international Child Protection Office) to educate, prevent and deal with cases of abuse. In this way ISKCON is working in a proactive manner to educate and empower both women and children against abuse.
The mission of the Child Protection Office is to protect the children of Shrila Prabhupada’s Movement from child abuse and neglect. By doing so, we strengthen the future of the Movement —the children—while providing an example to the world of a spiritual society that practices compassionate caring and protection. The Shri Shri Radha Radhanath Child Protection Team upheld this mission statement by launching a comprehensive program to commemorate the 16 days of activism for women and child abuse.
The program began with the official introduction of the Child Protection Team. In collaboration the eleven member team brings offers a variety of experience, skill, professional and personal characteristics which are essential to serve in this capacity. Guests were presented a white ribbon, a symbol of violence against women, safe motherhood, and other related causes.
Within the 16 day period the Child Protection Team held interactive programs for children, teenagers and adults that equipped and empowered attendees on dealing with matters in the home, school or workplace. Attendees expressed their appreciation for the educative and preventative presentations that were delivered.
The recent case of abuse in India has made international media head-lines and initiated an outcry from various Womens Liberation Movements. In light of this, ISKCON’s efforts are thus revolutionary, considering that a religious organisation is aiming at addressing the ills of society.
The local Child Protection Team can be contacted via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org