Self-care and collective healing for survivors, case workers and activists
We believe that GBV intervention work and human rights advocacy is demanding and that case workers and activists need to have a nurturant and caring work environments and be part of deep solidarities of shared values. This collective circle can offer healing and strength and motivations for consistent self-care. We believe in nurturing and promoting such cultures of care in organisations and autonomous activist groups. We also believe in supporting workers and activists to understand and practice self-care. We see self-care
Vishakha currently runs a self-care and healing workshop series ‘Utsavpoorna hon hamare sangharsh’- the color of resistance is festive . For more detail : https://vishakhawe.org/crw_causes/utsavpoorna-hon-hamare-sangharsh/
The focus of this process is to create a safe space for participants to engage with their personal and work experiences in connecting to the self, ones emotions, and one’s body and through this healing nurturant journey engage with ones narratives and dilemmas around foundational conflicts within oneself and outside.
We run an annual workshop for Women activists from small town and Rural contexts in collaboration with the Sambhavana Institute Palampur. Although we do not restrict women from urban locations to participate too. Link
Vishakha had set up and run the Anandi Healing Centre for women & children in Bhilwara between 2006 to 2010.