I plan to reach out to people in my network through the effective use of social media.
I find Instagram to be an effective tool to raise issues and bring attention to matters that I strongly believe in. Thus, I wish to spread awareness on Child Sexual Abuse through this medium.
1. Set the Background: For the first 5 days, I’ll be sharing my experience as a virtual volunteer at KSCF with my followers. This includes sharing my personal learnings along with takeaways including facts and statistics to highlight the graveness of the problem. Then, I will share some campaign material to highlight aspects relating to the cause, the cases and the remedies available.
2. Raise questions: The next two days I would put out questions in the form of small quizzes relating to facts of child sexual abuse. This activity brings awareness about the ground reality and intensity. I would follow this up with day 2 of putting out open-ended provocative questions: Are you aware of a story in your vicinity? If you were aware of a person sexually abusing a minor what will you do? What actions can we take? Who do you approach? These are good conversation starters.
3. Reach out personally: Based on individuals who engage with the quizzes and questions, I will personally interact with them and introduce them to some specific campaign material. I would further encourage them to join the movement and sensitize other people.
I would end it by sharing videos on how one person can bring about change by starting a chain of changemakers.