FREEDOM FROM FEAR
Bodhini is an NGO that has been working in the space of online safety, child safety and healing, predominantly in the spaces of sexual violence and abuse since 2014. We have been working mainly in the spaces of preventive education and awareness in the spaces of online safety and healing, firmly believing that every individual has a right to a life free from fear, thus making it our tagline of "freedom from fear".
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what we do
Started in as a project of Rotary Cochin Metropolis in 2015 to connect people to available helplines, Bodhini started to expand to fill the need in that space. We were initially working on violence against women and children but realised gender bias has no space in safety issues. So Bodhini became wholesome in dealing with body safety issues, more so related to abuse and sexual violence.
Following the track of online safety issues which came to our attention due to the death of two fifth standard children who were being blackmailed with their photographs, we stepped into the spaces of online safety especially as there was minimal information available for the same.
Also, we have been working on awareness sessions for prevention and empowerment in the spaces of body safety, online safety and healing in schools, colleges and corporates, counselling for victims, creation of resource materials and advocation for policy changes. We have helpline numbers running alongside our short films on YouTube and dedicated numbers for tele-counselling by psychologists. Our resource materials are being used by governments, UNICEF India, law enforcement, in court premises and other NGOs. We also do consultations for governments, UNICEF India, law enforcement and commissions.