Stories: Sexual Abuse

  • Talking to Kids About Sexual Safety: Childline India’s School Program

    “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” – Jack Kerouac Finding the right words is a struggle. There are manifestos attached to it. There are mottos. How to encompass concepts of safety and abuse, then, within 12-point serif letters? How to talk to children? This is what Childline India grappled with...

  • Pills and Power: Why Access to Contraception Isn’t Enough

    Winnie was 13 and had been through the “Healthy Choices” programme supported by the U.S.-based Centre for Disease Control satellite that is based in Kisumu County, Kenya. The programme covered the usual health and lifestyle issues with a strong emphasis on teaching girls in their final year of primary school how to resist pressure to have sex,...