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HRIDAY DIALOGUES:
STRENGTHENING INDIA’S CHILD PROTECTION ECOSYSTEM

Annual Stakeholder Consultation

Promoting the best interest of the child at its core, Hriday Dialogues is an annual Stakeholder Consultation that aims to facilitate dynamic, collaborative conversations for nurturing and strengthening child protection systems in India. With vibrant narrative building dialogue, the consultation spotlights best practices and pathways of cross-learning that help vulnerable heal and thrive.

In its 2023 edition, the stakeholder consultation created a space for dialogue that involved key experts & stakeholders from government, education (legal, arts & psychosocial), media, civil society, and funding institutions.

OUR 2023 PANELS

Panel 1
POLICY AND POSSIBILITIES: REFLECTIONS ON POCSO

An examination of POCSO through a psycho-legal survivor-centered lens, this discussion shed light on the gaps in the system that compromise the best interest of the child before, during, and after the trial, along with justice solutions that can be scaled.

Panel 2
THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE: UNDERSTANDING CRITICAL PSYCHOSOCIAL NARRATIVES

This discussion highlighted embodied trauma responses and their implications on child development from an MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) lens, along with body-oriented healing interventions that promote resilience and help-seeking behaviors of abused children.

EXPERIENTIAL MASTERCLASS FOR CSRS AND NON PROFITS
– CREATING TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION SPACES

Drawing on Protsahan’s globally recognized HEART framework of Healing with Art and community best practices for long-term care and rehabilitation, Protsahan facilitated a workshop on understanding the neurobiology of an abused child.

Panel 3
COLLABORATIVE PATHWAYS: MEDIA AND FUNDERS SHAPING CHILD PROTECTION NARRATIVES

Discussing challenges and best practices, this panel delved into intersectionality and power dynamics in media and funding for child protection ecosystems, fostering impactful narratives for social change.

GLIMPSES OF HRIDAY DIALOGUES 2O23

SPEAKERS

ENAKSHI GANGULY
ENAKSHI GANGULY Co-Founder, Haq: Centre for Child Rights. Honorary Professor - National Law University, Odisha
PUJA MARWAHA
PUJA MARWAHA CEO, CRY
SHWETA SHARMA
SHWETA SHARMA Key Resource Person for NIPUN Bharat Mission, Jharkhand, and National ICT Awardee, 2019
JYOTHI RAVICHANDRAN
JYOTHI RAVICHANDRAN Programme Specialist for MHPSS, UNICEF India
LIYI MARLI NOSHI
LIYI MARLI NOSHI Child Rights Lawyer
SNEHA SINGH
SNEHA SINGH Child Rights Lawyer
NIMISHA SRIVASTAVA
NIMISHA SRIVASTAVA Executive Director, Counsel to Secure Justice
AVANTIKA JAIN
AVANTIKA JAIN Venture and Fellowship, Ashoka Innovators For The Public
ANGANA PRASAD
ANGANA PRASAD Head: Gender and Social Inclusion, Project KHEL
NICOLE RANGEL MENEZEZ
NICOLE RANGEL MENEZEZ Founder, Leher
HARSHITA KAUSHAL
HARSHITA KAUSHAL Consulting Psychologist, Protsahan India Foundation
ARPAN RAI
ARPAN RAI Journalist, The Independent
SOUMYA MISHRA
SOUMYA MISHRA Feminist practitioner, podcaster, neuroqueer
ARCHANA RELAN
ARCHANA RELAN Azim Premji Foundation
SHEFALI CHATURVEDI
SHEFALI CHATURVEDI Broadcast and Emergency Response Expert

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