Bembala Training team had a successful Active listening training for Head Constables and Assistant Sub-inspectors at Whitefield Police Station at the beginning of March. As the month came to an end, we interviewed a police officer on his experience and how the training helped him. Bembala: Did you feel the training was relevant to your day to […]
”When I grow up and my husband has many lovers should I stay with him, Mamma” asked my almost 10 year old daughter. I got angry and asked her why should she do that? Why can’t you come back to me instead of being disrespected? She looked at me and asked, “Mamma, if you tell […]
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 […]