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Workshop on sexual abuse held in city

SHILLONG: The State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW) in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) Shillong and ICARE organised a workshop on management of sexual abuse here on Thursday.
The Chairperson of State Commission for Women, Theilin Phanbuh, Chairperson State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Meena Kharkongor and Mission director SRCW, Iverine Warjri welcomed the participants among whom were doctors and allied health professionals from Ganesh Das Hospital and NEIGRIHMS, police personnel, lawyers and NGOs who deal with victims of sexual abuse.
The resource persons were Dr Shaibya Saldana, Enfold Trust Bangalore and Prof. Sandra Albert, Director IIPH, Shillong, both medical doctors with a special interest in sexuality education and its role in preventing sexual violence and crime.
An interactive session exploring the dynamics of sexual assault was followed by a skill building session on conducting a forensic interview and appropriate medical examination and management.  The implications of the key laws pertaining to sexual assault– Protection of Children from sexual offences Act 2013 (POCSO), Criminal law Amendment Act, 2013 were also discussed in detail.

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