SIAAP has compiled local resources information, including the contact details of District Collectorate, PA to Collector, Rotary club, Lions club, local politicians, advocates, for easy and quick reference for women to approach people to seek support.
One woman in Theni had approached a local politician for ration support for women without ration cards. He has directed them to purchase ration from PDS shops using their aadhar, and if in case they had any issue, they were further advised to contact the Collector’s PA for further assistance.
During lock down, SIAAP provided refresher training for community counsellors (sex workers) to reach out to more women who were depressed due to loss of livelihood and income, and anxiety related to COVID 19.
Most women who undergo counselling share that they felt heard and supported. All counsellors have a routine to call women, introduce about themselves and the purpose of the call, and enquire in general about their well-being and focus on specific issues shared by them. They revert to SIAAP trainers for support in case they face challenges during the session, and/or for referral support.
During the current week, SIAAP trainers have introduced, ‘focused skill building’ sessions. Accordingly they will focus and strengthen on one core skill required for a counsellor. ‘Active Listening’ is the core skill selected for this month (July 2020). The counsellors will focus and practice ‘active listening’, and discuss the impact with the trainers during the review.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has empanelled SIAAP to conduct training and capacity building on Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place, in Tamil Nadu. We provide customised training on POSH Act 2013 to interested institutions. We are part of Internal Complaints Committee of Industries and Companies as NGO representative, working for the cause of women. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.