A simple tribute by children to those who are no more with us.
India has faced 4,100 terrorist attacks between 1970 and 2004 amounting to 12,000 fatalities according to Global terrorism database. Official figures in India put the toll as much higher and at around 70,000 deaths.
The terrorist attacks in India have left nearly 70,000 dead and also left a much larger number of people suffering from psychological disturbances that are debilitating and has terrorized entire populations.
Swanchetan has been working with the survivors of terrorist attacks, counseling them on their trauma.
A child affected by terrorist violence imagines connecting with his dead family.
In the terrorist attack in Delhi in 2005 which left sixty dead and a large number grievously injured, our organization provided trauma counseling to a large number of survivors and their families.
We worked in the schools in the areas where the blasts had taken place with the children affected by the terror.
In an art therapy program for the Children of Delhi after the terrorist attack in Delhi in 2005, several schools in Delhi participated covering around 1000 children.
Remembering the 28 victims who died in terrorist violence on 13-10-2008.
An exhibition of the drawings and poems by the children was held at India Habitat Centre in Feb 2006 that brought out an outpouring of grief of the affected population and creating awareness against terrorism.
After the recent blasts in September 2008 in Delhi, we are working with the survivors in the community and the families affected by the attack and developing a first intervention model for survivors.
The first intervention model would outline handling the emotions of those affected directly by the attack and helping them to overcome the trauma of the attack.
This would aid the humanitarian workers working after each attack to respond to the survivors with minimum delay and lead to saving of lives in such an eventuality.
Affected by terrorist violence a society speaks of recovery.
Swanchetan is also conducting study on the psyche of the survivors of the terrorist attack and uses this database for counseling in such unfortunate situations.
Our team notes with particular concern the impact terrorism is having on the reproductive health and the maternal health of the communities where they are working. We wish that research be done into this area to enhance survival strategies and prevent these communities from extinction.