Sexual Harassment on Campus
We currently live in a time where openly reporting acts of sexual harassment and misconduct is becoming more and more common in different sectors. The path of awareness, setting up of strong institutional mechanisms and a correctly followed due process is a long one, however. We are currently far from living in the kind of world where people do not have to hide narratives of these injustices and can live in a completely safe and inclusive environment. Read this piece to understand certain aspects of sexual harassment as well as a few ways in which to deal with it.
The Effects of Social Media on Children
Given the fact that social media has now claimed a gripping influence on us, this article will explore the consequences this could have on your child, both the positive and the negative.
Helping a Friend or Loved One Cope with the Effects of Molestation - An Expert Column
Recently, incidents of women being harassed or molested on the street have been making headlines. This has sparked anger, horror as well as much debate around the country. So what can you do to help if someone you know is a victim of molestation? Since this is a sensitive situation which leaves many of us at a loss for words, here are some helpful tips.
Coming Out To Your Loved Ones
Coming out to your friends and/or family is a big decision as it means you have accepted your orientation and are now ready to share this with those closest to you. Keeping in mind that this must be a sensitive decision, here are some points that might help you plan for the discussion.
Understanding Child Sexual Abuse
The topic of child sexual abuse (CSA) has been brought to our attention. Though the known incidents of CSA seem to be on the rise, fortunately, the resources to deal with it have increased as well. New curriculum has been introduced into schools to build awareness, and school safety measures have been expanded to create a safer environment for children. For the individual who is a survivor of CSA, there is psychological counseling and plenty of information available to equip a person to make sense of and deal with the long-term effects of their experience.
LGBT - Inclusion at the Workplace
The world of work in recent times is choosing to embrace a culture of Inclusion. Contrary to earlier times, most organizations in India are committed to promoting an inclusive environment for all regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation. There is an atmosphere of greater openness and acceptance of LGBT people which in turn has led to more individuals deciding to “come out” and talk about their sexual orientation at the workplace. As colleagues or managers, it is important for us to be aware of our own attitudes and reactions towards this and ensure that an environment of acceptance is provided.
LGBT - Responding to your loved one
In recent times, homosexuality has become more open and been gaining more acceptance. However hearing that a family member is gay, can still be a difficult experience, for both the family and the one opening up.
Infertility - The Death of a Dream
Children are the essence, the core, of the traditional family. Traditionally and historically children have been prescribed, and frequently desired. Historically as well as today, children are seen as a necessity for carrying a family's name into future generations. Those who are unable to have a child through the natural birth process are considered infertile.
AIDS - What we all need to know
The truth that stares in our face is that "HIV infection is now common in India, exactly what the prevalence is, is not really known, but it can be stated without any fear of being wrong that infection is widespread. It is spreading rapidly into those segments that society in India does not recognize as being at risk. AIDS is coming out of the closet."
Misconceptions on Impotence
Sexual impotence is perhaps the most poorly understood and mismanaged of all medical disorders. This is because of ignorance, misconceptions, superstition attached to anything sexual in the minds of the layperson.