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United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons

July 30, 2020 OVIYA EZHILVANAN 0 Comments

United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons

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Empower people are known for their great initiatives. United nation' day against trafficking falls during the time when people are facing the pandemic in 2020. This webinar is based on trafficking especially women trafficking.

We have Mr. Shafiqur Rahman Khan who gives an overview about trafficking. Mrs. Heather Morse talks about the bridges of Communication: Building Trust With Trafficked Persons. Varun Pathak, Raju Nepali and Farhana Ahmad talk about the effective use of Media in Combating Trafficking and finally  World Response to Trafficking is addressed by Heidy Goercke

Several important issues were discussed in this webinar. Ms. Heather Morse shares her experience as she and her teammates do street outreach in Chicago. They approach women with all sorts of difficulties. She says that when they look at women on the streets, though they pretend to be out for drugs, the story is entirely different.

They help women to be safe from traffickers and also assure safety in the future. Though the words used by people around the world are different, yet the effects of abuse, obstacles in getting safe are still the same.

She shares some instances of trafficking that she has seen. She says that homelessness, poverty, and family dynamics are the most common entry points for traffickers.

She tells about a girl who left Japan fearing a trafficker and landed in America very underdressed for the extreme cold. She had no money. She explained her situation to a bus driver who unfortunately turned out to be her pimp. Ms. Morse helped her come out of the situation. The obstacle that stopped her from coming out of the situation is fear and she didn’t have resources and a support system.

Another girl who was 16 years old was a drug addict. She approached a person for drugs. He used her for earning money through prostitution. She spent 15 years in that situation and even after getting entered into the rescue camp she didn’t accept the fact that she was trafficked. She held herself to be guilty.

It is important to self-identify and the people who try to help the victims of trafficking must build a trust system and analyze the situation of the victim. It is very easy to tell that SHE CHOSE THAT is person who doesn’t analyze the victim properly. This is because the victims are mentally prepared in a way that they keep themselves responsible for their bad situation.

This webinar brought in all aspects of human trafficking. The learned people who work on the field to save the victims are to be recognized. It is our prime responsibility to stop this crime.


Kavi Sammelan- Kannada Special!

July 26, 2020 EMPOWER PEOPLE 0 Comments


Pandemics in Medieval India

July 25, 2020 Gaurika Kalsi 0 Comments

 Webinar Series: Pandemics in Medieval India 

Report by: Gaurika Kalsi 

The Empower People Organisation has taken an initiative to support, educate and help people towards their overall empowerment. And they are continuing this work even in this pandemic phase through online webinars and panel discussions. 

The following report is based on one of those webinars streamed by The Empower People Organisation on the topic Pandemics in Medieval India. 

It was conducted on 25th July ,2020, Saturday at 08:00pm (IST). 

Speakers for the session were:  

Enayatullah Khan, Assistance Professor, Department of History, Aliyah University. 

Matiur Rahman Khan, Assistance Professor, Department of History, PGDAV College (Eve), University of Delhi. 

Some of the points discussed by Mr. Enayatullah Khan:- 

  • Tughlaq period 
  • Ved upanishad 
  • Samhita  sushruta 
  • Cholera and Plague 
  • Rise of physicians 
  • Black deaths 
  • Contamination of water and air 
  • Misrule of rulers 
  • Tuzuki jahangiri 
  • Health pandemic and hunger pandemic 
  • Migration 
  • Public kitchen/Soup kitchen 
  • Winter season Vs other seasons 
  • Malaria 
  • Origins of plague 
  • Fossils& ecology 
  • Present Vs Medieval facilities 
  • Royal and building structures 
  • Researches 
  • Education curriculum 


Some of the points discussed by Mr. Matiur Rahman Khan: - 

  • Pandemics and historical changes 
  • European struggle 
  • Central Asia 
  • Bimaristan in Islamic Spain 
  • Bimaristan in Cairo,Egypt 
  • Indian Manuscripts 
  • Thoughts of medieval people 
  • Treatments and perspectives 
  • Sources 
  • Archaeology 



Psych talk: What is “normal”?

July 20, 2020 Gaurika Kalsi 0 Comments

 Psych talk: What is “normal”?

Report by: Gaurika Kalsi

The Empower People Organization has organized a webinar series to support,

educate, and help people towards their overall empowerment in these harsh times

of the pandemic.

The following report is based on one of those webinars.

The topic of the panel discussion was “Psych talk: What is “normal”?

This question and its importance has been discussed in this webinar by

Ms Sumati Rani and Ms Shivani Nirmal.

It was conducted on 20th July 2020, Monday, at 08:00pm.

Points by Ms. Sumati:

 What is normalcy

 Who decides normal and abnormal

 Situations & contexts

 Maladaptiveness

 Distressing(emotional distress, subjective discomfort)

 Causes of maladaptiveness

 Stigmas

 Therapies

 Laughter & humor

 Seeking professional help Vs communication with well-wishers

Points by Ms Shivani:

 Vague concept

 Normal Vs Abnormal

 Behaviour and Cognitive thinking

 Environmental and biological factors

 Perspectives

 Disorders & various criteria

 Deviant

 Seeking assistance & Normalization

 Homosexuality

 Generation &Mental health

Kavi Sammelan- Telugu Special!

July 19, 2020 EMPOWER PEOPLE 0 Comments


Why we're women wellbeing tied off their offsprings

July 18, 2020 Indrani Kukkadapu 0 Comments


Why we're women wellbeing tied off their offsprings.

In this session, we question how a Woman's well-being is tied to her offspring and analyse how women are largely reduced to their maternal role in society and by the system.

View the discussion LIVE on Saturday, 18th July, 2020 at 08.00 pm (IST):

Kisa Kazmi
Social Worker

Dr. Remiza
Ayurvedic Physician

Khyati Arora

Moderated by:
Hridaya Ajgaonkar

You will have an opportunity to ask questions in the latter part of the session via comments section. Hit the bell icon and set a reminder right away.

Health needs and services for various populations have come to the forefront as states work to make their systems more efficient and consider covering additional people under federal health reform implementation. This brief, the third in a series about women’s health, highlights diseases and health challenges common to women, opportunities to improve access to care and effective treatment, and strategies to prevent conditions and health problems before they become problematic and expensive.

Women, who are key in maintaining healthy families, access the health system more than men, both for themselves and on behalf of their children. Many become pregnant and give birth, a significant health event, then typically become their child’s primary caregiver, a role that greatly influences household health overall. Elder and long-term care issues affect women more often because they live longer; have higher rates of disability and chronic health problems; and lower incomes than men on average, which puts them at greater need for state and community resources, such as Medicaid.

Across her lifespan, a woman’s health status matters to herself, her family and to state budgets. Legislators are wrestling with tight budgets and changing health laws—including the realities of implementing federal health reform under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If women’s needs are overlooked in these discussions, however, states lose important opportunities to improve the health of residents and gain partners in creating a healthier society.

Diseases and Health Challenges Common to Women
Women experience unique health care challenges and are more likely to be diagnosed with certain diseases than men. Chronic diseases and conditions—such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes—are the leading causes of death for women.

Compiled by; Indrani Kukkadapu.