Working with the Government for Change

Kirthi
Posted September 10, 2019 from India

We were invited to consult with the Tamil Nadu Legal Services Authority, Chennai, on potential directions for training police facilitation officers and lawyers / para legal staff at One Stop Centers in the state. As part of our consultations, we submitted these notes and ideas on record. I attended the meeting, which included 24 different stakeholders including a representative each from three other organizations working in similar areas in Chennai. The ideas we discussed and submitted centered on trauma-informed and empathy-driven training approaches to ensure that staff liaising with the police on behalf of survivors offer them the support and care they need while going through the arduous process of filing a case and following through, as well as to ensure that a survivor's right of agency, consent, and personal liberty are not compromised on.  It was interesting to see the existing frames of reference and to find passionate officials ready to dedicate their all to ensure that no survivor's case goes unaddressed - and we did certainly feel encouraged about being able to share. Waiting to see what happens next! 

 

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Lisbeth
Sep 10
Sep 10

Dear Kirthi,
I hope you are doing great? Congratulations on your involvement with the government. I am certain your collaboration will help make headway.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards

Hello, Kirthi,

Wow, what a milestone! Congratulations on contributing ideas to the police force. I hope they will deliver! Thank you or sharing.

Tarke Edith
Sep 10
Sep 10

Hi Kirthi
Thanks for sharing with us ,and congratulations for being part of good idea in nation building.

Jill Langhus
Sep 11
Sep 11

Hello Lovely Kirthi,

This is awesome:-) Thanks for sharing your impressive post and accompanying detailed post. I love that there is an equal amount of women as men in attendance at this meeting, for a start. When did you have your meeting and when do you find out what recommendations will be acted upon?

Hope you're having a great week!?

XX

Anjana Vaidya
Sep 12
Sep 12

Dear Kirthi,
So good to know about the updates. Its really very crucial issue to deal with the survivor and ensuring their rights as well as their privacy and protection. Also very happy to know that the officials were passionate to deal with the cases ensuring no one leave behind.

The submitted notes and ideas is comprehensive and very inclusive. .... good work.
hope to hear you more.
best regards,
anjana

Jai sewa
Sep 13
Sep 13

very nice initiative kirthi Aaka , it will be realy a great help for police department and lawyers.

Anita Shrestha
Sep 14
Sep 14

good