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The COVID crisis has not been easy on us. Domestic abuse has increased worldwide during this period. Red Dot Foundation supports the work against sexual violence. Find out more.

Your SafeCircle

SafeCircle is a safe space for the survivors of violence where they can find a community of support, share strategies, voice their experiences and learn different ways to deal with violence and build confidence to reach out for help.

SafeCircle is 7 weeks old and the circle is growing every week with new members joining and accessing the safe space for personal healing and growth. Supreet K Singh, our Director and a certified counsellor, facilitates and leads the SafeCircle sessions combining her certification in counselling as well as yoga and meditation, to create a safe and comfortable space for all. From the onset, the sessions have helped strengthen the defences of each member to better cope with the circumstances they are going through and for the group, it has created solidarity.

Sexual & Domestic (intimate partner) violence is now being called a shadow pandemic. During COVID19, the cases of such violence are on the rise and it is difficult for women and girls to report these acts, speak up, find help and also access resources.

Join SafeCircle every Friday at 3 - 5 pm IST. It is a secure, trusting space for survivors of violence where they can share experiences and be heard without judgement.

If you would like to donate please visit here.

Yoga for Equality and Peace

21 June marked the International Day of Yoga. Red Dot Foundation in partnership with the Government of India's Fit India Mission hosted 3 sessions of yoga for equality and peace online at 8 am, 10 am and 7 pm IST. Yoga and meditation have a regenerative power to deal with a crisis and helps build community resilience.

Our themes of Equality and Peace were in resonance to current times.

We are all grappling with spikes in domestic violence, rascism, casteism and other forms of violence and discrimination.

Each yoga session lasted an hour with discussion on yoga, equality and mindfulness. Supreet K Singh, our Director & COO, also a yoga acharya conducted two sessions and Dimple Sopher, cofounder of Fit4Life conducted the morning session.

Global Cyber Peace Conference

Red Dot Foundation was fortunate to be part of the Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association's inaugural Global Cyber Peace Conference. ElsaMarie D'Silva hosted two panels - Technology and Peacebuilding and Gender Justice in South Asia, in addition to the Closing Plenary.

The Technology and Peace session explained how technology can facilitate data collection, sharing and dissemination. Panellists shared examples of their work in highlighting inequality, democratising opportunities, planning smart cities, encouraging accountability and enhancing wellbeing.

Gender Justice in South Asia session highlighted that South Asia has a very high patriarchal culture resulting in many different forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls. When it comes to violence against women, at least one-third of women in the world experience some form of violence in their lifetime. Crises like the current COVID19 expose the fault lines of systemic and cultural gaps and inefficiencies. This part dived into some of these challenges and also discussed successful interventions in security, policing, legislation, virtual spaces, grassroots initiatives and amongst indigenous populations during war and peace.

Global Learning & Closing - Asia & Oceania - collectively brainstormed ideas harvesting feedback.
Help Red Dot Foundation Global by donating to one of our campaigns - SafeCircle for Survivors of Domestic Violence. Women and girls will find a community of support during the pandemic to cope with domestic and sexual violence. Sharing stories and listening to others is the first step towards healing and building resiliency to seek further help - legal or counselling. This project will have a long term impact in building resilience amongst women and girls to find the help they need. Red Dot Foundation Global is a 501c3 organization. 
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A safe city is a city where we can live without fear, violence, and abuse. Visit safecity.in to get to know us, our work, and our journey.
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