BEMBALA : WHITEFIELD’S FIRST STOP SUPPORT CENTER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN Over the past 8 months, with the backing of Whitefield Rising, guidance from experienced professionals, and increasing participation from a diverse range of volunteers, BEMBALA (meaning support in Kannada) has coalesced into a group of like-minded individuals whose purpose is to help women and […]
The alarming rise of violence against women and children is a critical concern for Bangalore today. Whitefield Rising in an effort to address this issue supported a new initiative “Bembala” which is striving to provide support for women and children survivors of violence and an event was hosted with the venue support of Kalaari Capital […]
Scores of residents stood with placards on the main road at Siddhapura in Whitefield and at Inorbit Mall along with thousands others in different parts of the city, on Sunday 15/04/2018 at 5 p.m. Participants want the government to know that we cannot be docile or accept the atrocities anymore!
What is POCSO In order to effectively address the heinous crimes of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children through less ambiguous and more stringent legal provisions, the Ministry of Women and Child Development championed the introduction of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. The Act defines a child as any […]
A vigilant and engaged community is a safe community. Not too long ago, we lived in villages where everyone knew everyone else. If anyone witnessed a crime, a crowd would come to the rescue of the victim. But somewhere, as we urbanized, we lost that sense of community and became nuclear. We avoided getting in […]