Tulir - Centre for the
Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse (CPHCSA) is a registered,
nongovernmental, non-profit organization
committed to working against child sexual abuse in India.
Contrary to a widely held perception, a society's
integrity and worth is not based on whether cases of child sexual
abuse exist. They do exist, sadly they exist in silence due to a
host of factors headed by the discomfort it generates if acknowledged.
Instead Tulir - Centre for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual
Abuse believes a society's integrity is based on the acceptance
of the problem and proactive steps taken to respond in a timely
and appropriate way ensuring that its children may benefit from
its caring and foresight, and truly have the right to feel safe
all the time.
While in India we are just beginning to acknowledge
the existence of CSA, Tulir-CPHCSA has the audacity of hope that
it will not be before long that the larger community realizes the
prevalence, with the subsequent significant impact (and accompanying
physical, social and health costs) for it to be considered a serious
public health concern which needs to prevented and addressed.
It is a long journey, from just this acknowledgment
to the actual empowering of the child and the adult stakeholders,
and this website serves as just one more platform to break the silence
around the issue. We hope that besides being a source of information
it will link and network with individuals and organizations interested
in creating a world where every child enjoys the right to feel safe
all the time.
in Tamil means the first tender leaves of a plant; leaves following
a period of adversity
. symbolizing children and
the belief in the resilience and resurgence of the human spirit.