Exclusive Interview With Hum Sub Tv Regarding Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Two weeks ago , I received a call from one of my old school friend “Rimsha” who is working as assistant producer/Media person in a web-based media channel “HumSub.Tv” located in the heart of Islamabad City .She told me over telephonic conversation that her channel wants us to come in their show ,as I ,my  sister Aamna and our team is trying best to spread awareness through CAAP.campaign.She came to know about it through my previous blog post on Child Abuse Awareness and prevention. So with the consent of  my family ,  Aamna and I agreed  for a talk show .

Let me tell you a bit more about  this web-based media agency. HumSub TV is Pakistan’s leading forwarding-thinking, edutainment channel, aimed at promoting and upholding peace, interfaith harmony and social responsibility within Pakistan through informative and insightful programmes and documentaries; analytical interviews on issues pertaining to social, economic, legal and environmental set-up; dedicated shows to canvass and thereby promote the culture and heritage of Pakistan and in-depth coverage of national and international news.

So we scheduled our recording on Saturday. My elder Brother  “Ali” came home all way long from Lahore to enjoy peaceful weekend at home and  how unfortunate he is as we turned his joyful weekend into a weary weekend ever. We convinced him to take us with him at HUMSUB.tv studio ,We made a deal with him , “Bhai will drive us to HumSub Studio , and we in return ,agreed to do his office work .haha !we finalized everything for our trip. Our recording was scheduled at 11:00 am. We reached Studio at Sharp 10:30 am. Studio was on 4th floor of commercial building.Elevator was not working as usual according to Rimsha and we had to take stairs . I was surprised to see my old friend  after a long-span of time and she has become much fitter than before. My mother was also accompanying us  and when she came to know that we have to take stairs ,she said:Now I came to know how rimsha became so skinny haha! My mother is an Educationist by profession and she always supported us throughout our campaigns.

Finally we reached the 4th floor of studio after doing 5 minutes of this stair-climbing  workout. After half an hour ,Director/Producer of the Show  “Nazia Ansari” arrived in studio. She asked the office boy either he served us with “chai wai(tea)”. The office boy shook his head “NO “. Then director in a very low voice tone  said ” How bad ! they are our guests ,you should have asked from them, Now go and bring  some cookies as well. That was the only moment when I felt Privileged. Director turned towards us ,asked some questions from us about our campaign .Rimsha then showed her script of questions to Director and She altered the whole layout of script. She was being a bit rude with Rimsha by critically pointing out mistakes in her script.Well! don’t know whether the director was trying to be more professional than being nice, but her exaggerated professional behavior made me a bit uncomfortable.

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Anyhow , finally  the team under strict directions started the programme shoot . First segment of recording followed by Introduction, to give show a perfect start. Rimsha began to give our detailed  introduction, Meanwhile, The Director said: Cut it !Cut it! Rimsha what are you doing? There is no need to explain their history, though they aren’t politicians. This sarcastic statement by director made me  even more uncomfortable.

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I managed to stay mentally stable and composed . Although we aren’t politicians or celeb, but what was the point to make us feel bad for being a normal Pakistani? I found her tone quite odd. I was so much lost over thinking the whole situation, unconsciously I started rotating my chair. The camera team pointed out saying: “Ma’am Please don’t rotate you chair!” ” Aam..Oky!” I replied. Literally I  never knew that I have got this much self control.

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In  Second and Third Segment , Rimsha raised some Important questions  regarding child abuse awareness and prevention and we tried to give best possible answers in just one take.

  1. What is Child Abuse ?
  2. Range of Age groups of victims.
  3. Types and levels of Child Abuse.
  4. Impacts and Consequences.
  5. Emergence of CAAP campaign.
  6. Our targeted Areas.
  7. Hurdles that we faced in making this campaign a true success.
  8. Community perceptions regarding Child Abuse.
  9. Family Support.

you can watch this show on our YouTube channel 

This 3rd Episode of Women’s Club Show  will be broadcasted within 2 or 3 weeks on the website of HumSub.Tv.

Moreover,You can also become a part of CAAP Team ,as:

You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.~Eldridge Cleaver

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It’s going to stop untill we make it stop ,in our own states ,our towns ,on our own streets.

Thankyou .

Wajeeha Dilshad

 

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Journey to the core of Mind

 

Ever realized why you couldn’t get out of bed early in the morning? You turn off ringing alarm or leave it on snooze. Then you walk inside your kitchen to treat yourself with a healthy breakfast, meanwhile figuring out in mind to fill up your platter with fruits and all good veggies and guess what? Here you go for an appetising “Aloo Wala Paratha” along with “Karak Chai” Ah! I was supposed to eat something healthy and refreshing “Inner Voice”

On your way to work, you suddenly start moving in wrong direction, actually not wrong, it might lead you towards your favourite café or somewhere you most occasionally used to visit. A moment of long awkwardness What the hell I’m doing here? and you are late again for your work.

You finally made some serious decisions to change your life. But you end up living your life the same way as before. Most of your tasks remain incomplete and you are always the one struggling to finish everything on deadline.

That’s my life’s story. Every day is a struggle to bring a change in my life style, either it’s a matter of getting organized, getting fitter or to get all things done on time. As I realised I am not achieving desired results.Still I wake up late in morning, not eating much healthier and I hardly remember anything.

Things need to be channelised in an appropriate way and my thoughts need to be filtered as my mind is filled up with countless unfinished thoughts and stories all the time ( long chain of self-conversation continues ).

So, from where these thoughts keep on circulating all the time even in conscious state of mind?

Let’s resolve this mindful mystery through a hypothetical journey to our complex mind.

Our mind is composed of 3 parts as you can see in the figure bellow

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Source: The Mind Unleashed

Conscious mind constitutes for only 10% that we use to govern most of our tasks with all focus and concentration. If it’s only 10% then I might be using only 0.0001% of it (laughs inside). just like a tip of iceberg ,conscious mind is what others perceive our state of mind .On the other hand, Subconscious mind covers 50- 60% of human mind. In the context of psychology, subconscious mind is responsible for our reactions to most of our actions. Some of our recent memories reside here for some time. Subconscious mind redirects our conscious mind to take actions.

If we keep our subconscious filled up with lots of thoughts, recent memories all the time, it blocks communication between conscious and subconscious mind, as a result of which, we keep on doing the same things, we get distracted on our way and find it hard to make life decisions as we get interrupted by past experiences, failures, which builds up obstacles in our way to adopt new things or to bring any change in life.

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Source: The mind Unleashed

Now let’s move towards the last but not the least: The Unconscious Mind, that make up 3040 % of our mind. According to psychology, Unconscious mind is our deepest part, Amm! just like Mariana trench the worlds deepest oceanic ridge. Our very friendly fears, beliefs, and life’s most horrible or traumatic events reside here forever. Your thoughts develop here in your unconscious mind.

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Our conscious mind need directions from unconscious mind, but what if our subconscious is stuck all the time with the traffic of countless thoughts? How the directions from your unconscious would be channelised if your thoughts in subconscious keep on building walls in its path ?

All that is needed is to free ourselves from our mind monsters ( thoughts) ,we need to clear our subconscious with unnecessary thoughts and fears, so that your conscious mind can communicate with unconscious part.

“As I walked out the door to the gate that will lead to my freedom, I knew that if I didn’t leave my hatred and bitterness behind, I’d still be in prison.”-Nelson Mandela

Reinforce your faith, generalize your thoughts, just like a cartographer generalizes a map to decide which features to be represented on it in order to create a well defined aesthetic map.

Regain your energies back through Prayers and Mediation in order to focus on the important things in your life. And among these important things, the foremost one is “YOU”. Appreciate yourself every day, Be thankful for the small things in your life. The more positive you become, more you attract abundance in your life. The only key to adopt healthy habits and new changes in life is to free yourself from the prison of your mind.Stop letting your fears and useless thoughts to wander freely in your subconscious.Then you would be able to work with clear conscience. Your mind will become your reminder.

-Wajeeha Dilshad

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“Socrates: Have you noticed on our journey how often the citizens of this new land remind each other it is a free country?
Plato: I have, and think it odd they do this.
Socrates: How so, Plato?
Plato: It is like reminding a baker he is a baker, or a sculptor he is a
sculptor.
Socrates: You mean to say if someone is convinced of their trade, they have
no need to be reminded.
Plato: That is correct.
Socrates: I agree. If these citizens were convinced of their freedom, they would not need reminders.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Child Protection and safeguarding;Everybody’s Business,Everybody’s Concern, Everybody’s Responsibility.

In article 1 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC): “every human being below the age of 18 years unless, under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier.” The definition of violence is that of article 19 of the CRC: “all forms of physical or mental violence, injury and abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse.” It also draws on the definition in the World Report on Violence and Health (2002): “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against a child, by an individual or group, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity.”

Seeing children dying every day in every news bulletin,over social media and on the front page of daily newspaper ,and then you see those doubtful eyes of little angels as like they are inquiring : Am I secure ?protected?

A Moment of silence ! I asked from myself :how long these questions will remain unanswered ?How can I answer these questions without inquesting for its solution .That day my sister and I with the help of priceless suggestions given by friends and fellows ,came up with an idea to begin this inquest to shatter this apologetic silence .

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This is how CAAP (Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention ) campaign emerged out with the aim to spread awareness ,to make a way towards enlightenment .because I know that we need a constant solution to combat violence against children. The routine violence kids experience, in their homes and families and also in schools, other institutions , in places of work, and in their communities. Violence against children exists everywhere and cuts across boundaries of culture, class, education, income, ethnic origin and age.

It demands every individual’s role and responsibility to stand against violence .Im also aware of the fact that we cannot remove this evil from our society but at least we can stop it from penetrating deep down the roots ,at least we can replace it with goodness through a purposeful cause ,giving the kids a sense of security and a holdback. I believe that it is not necessary to have a proper channel or a platform to convert your ideas into reality or to wait for a miracle to make things happen .you have to get out of your comfort zone .and At the end ,all you need is to believe in yourself .

What a warm and delightful morning it was on 6th of March, 2018 ,when we entered GGHSS (Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School) with strong footsteps and a hopeful vision in our minds ,that our little effort is going to save lives ,our cause is going to make a contribution in bringing up a positive change, by awakening little souls about their rights and to make them feel protected in their surrounding .

When I looked at these Innocent kids ,I saw reflection of my childhood in their intensifying dreamy eyes ,in their abrupt giggles and laughters.

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our CAAP campaign is a small effort to awaken little souls . CAAP team delivered lecture on basic awareness and training regarding child abuse with the help of visuals and animated clips.We will continue our struggle to spread awareness ,to raise voice for children through CAAP campaign.

Presently in Pakistan ,there are many Non Profit Organisations working for Children’s rights with special focus on Child abuse prevention.Among these are UNICEF “SAHIL”,KONPAL, PAHCHAAN ,AAHUNG, ROZAN .Despite of constant struggles of these organisations ,many unlistened voices are still waiting for full recognition of respect for their human dignity and physical integrity, and for adequate investment in actions to prevent all forms of violence against them.

Governments need to accept that this is indeed an emergency, although it is not a new emergency. Children have suffered violence at the hands of adults unseen and unheard for centuries.But now that the scale and impact of violence against children is becoming visible, they cannot be kept waiting any longer for the effective protection to which they have an unqualified right.-UN report on voilence against children.

The prevention of violence against children requires cooperation and collaboration among many partners.(govt, institutes, communities) In effect, preventing and responding to violence against children should be everybody’s business.

Follow CAAP on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/caap.campaign/

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https://www.facebook.com/CAAP.campaign/

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-Wajeeha Dilshad

Thankyou for reading ,do share your valuable feedback

CHAOS Vs Peace (2)

To hear the hopeful divine voices,
To see the light at the end of tunnel,
I kept ears and eyes opened wide
I kept on moving long straighway all day and night.
And in the middle of the night,
I seek refuge from melancholic vibe
blinked my eyes to catch your sight ,
But you were neither here nor there .
Faded away before I could stare and share .
That’s how Chaos built up inside,
Suffocated soul , enchanted melancholic mind
Yet my dreamy eyes still long for your sight .

~Wajeeha Dilshad

Painting by Miroslaw Chelchowski

Ps.(reply to previous post peace vs Chaos (1))

https://wjhis.wordpress.com/2018/02/27/peace-vs-chaos/

Peace vs Chaos (1)


Hearing noisy echoes

Looking desperately at the never-ending unpaved track

Moving long straightway

Don’t your feet feel numbness?

In the middle of the night

Regrets and Sorrows, adjoin you

And grab you deep down in melancholy

Doesn’t your soul feel suffocated?

-Wajeeha Dilshad

Painting by Karina Llergo Salto

Let it bloom

Blows the thaw-wind pleasantly,
Drips the soaking rain,
By fits looks down the waking sun:
Young grass springs on the plain;
Young leaves clothe early hedgerow trees;
Seeds, and roots, and stones of fruits,
Swollen with sap put forth their shoots;
Curled-headed ferns sprout in the lane;
Birds sing and pair again.

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There is no time like Spring,
When life’s alive in everything,
Before new nestlings sing,
Before cleft swallows speed their journey back
Along the trackless track –
God guides their wing,
He spreads their table that they nothing lack, –
Before the daisy grows a common flower
Before the sun has power
To scorch the world up in his noontide hour.

-Rossetti’s bittersweet

What a whimsical poetry by Rossetti’s bittersweet which beautifully symbolises the arrival of Spring .With new beginnings ,everything Reforms ,the cold dead land rejuvenate into green bed of grass,snow melts down allowing the surface bellow to breathe.Trees and shrubs begin to blossom again .Birds cheerfully sing the spring song and welcomes spring with open arms.

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Photo by Isabel Davis
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Photo by Wajeeha Dilshad

How beautifully these pink roses in my home are blooming in the golden sun.

“The naked earth is warm with Spring, and with green grass and bursting trees leans to the sun’s kiss glorying, and quivers in the sunny breeze.”-Julian Grenfell

Meanwhile my eyes got sight of a flower that wasn’t blooming along with it’s companions.it’s petals were leaning down with a lot of wrinkles and buraises on its soft,delicate walls and edges. it was evident that the petals haven’t enjoyed the full bloom thoroughly. It made me anxious about what could be the reason behind its witherness?

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To solve this uncertain perplexity ,I came up with some assumptions :

  1. Maybe the sun rays haven’t being so friendly with its delicate appearance.
  2. Or the fastly blowing wind had stroked it really hard and blown away some of its petals.
  3. It might be a touch receptor of human or any other minute creature that made it not to bloom . as according to a research , plants respond to negative and positive stimuli . Moreover they remember the touch stimuli for upto 40 days.
  4. Maybe the flower is vulnerable to its surrounding or it’s about to complete its life span.

whatever the reason behind the fadedness and dullness,it has ruined the charm of rose ,and the whittered flower is trying hard to stay up there on its frail stem.

But one thing is clear that it is never the adjoining flowers that made it to fade away as;

“A flower doesn’t think of competing with the flower next to it.it just blooms”-Zen shin

Being the most prestigious among all creatures,we the humans, tries to compete with other humans .Instead of being comfortable in our own self ,we disrespect our individuality by comparing ourselves with others.

Don’t worry if your aren’t in right place .if you are not blooming like other flowers in this mighty global garden ,because;

“Every flower blooms at a different pace.”
Suzy Kassem,

“The lilac branches are bowed under the weight of the flowers: blooming is hard, and the most important thing is – to bloom. (“A Story About The Most Important Thing”)”
Yevgeny Zamyatin

Let yourself bloom and let others bloom.Lets spread peace in this global garden with the fragrance of love, admiration,appreciation and acceptance of each other.

Wajeeha Dilshad

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Digital Art by Tekin Ture

Thankyou .

“Valentines day” is a Fallacy for me. Because I don’t want ordinary women but a mermaid and then a cupid to rip my heart open.

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“My heart is pierced by Cupid, I disdain all glittering gold, There is nothing can console me but my jolly sailor bold.”


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My plans for Valentines (Absurdist one)

On Valentines day I will walk down to the river sing this song desperately with hope, expecting that a mermaid might come up, then cupid appear from the sky throw an arrow to my heart and reason behind fantasizing this is that to be frankly honest I’m not expecting any sane women falling for me these days 😀 for I’m still looking for an insane women just as I’m.

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I love this song is forcibly sung by Scrum in order to attract the mermaids. Tamara’s first appearance in the film was singing the song, while the other mermaids were coming up, shortly before she attacked Scrum and the other crewmen. from (Pirates of the Caribbean)  here must watch this little clip.



Love a fallacy, it has…

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Years ago, Earth wrapped with purity and incredible abundance of minerals, gems and precious stones of all times.The dwellers in surrounding adored it . Drifting wind greeted with its refreshing air blows, Flowing River aside complimented the surface soil and colorful gravels with astonishing splashes of crystal clear water and the striking sun rays sparkled on its surface, as like it is inviting other belongings to look at its magnificent appearance by reflecting and broadcasting its beauty.

The land also payed its regards by providing the environment with its enormous minerals, by giving a hold back to shrubs and trees, providing a medium for anchoring and absorbing all the goodness of earthy belongings.
One Day, A flooded stream hit the land, flushing all the soil particles far away and leaving behind the soil from unknown land, Stormy twister caught up the tiny gravels in its angular motion. All turned up drastically.

The belongings who have been admiring the soil so much, now eroded it and thrown its most of the particles far away. The Soil enriched with minerals yet vulnerable to cope with its hypocrite belongings.

But there is something that is strong enough to sustain itself. Deep down the ground, hiding behind the buildup pressure of deposits, beneath the overlay of vulnerable and unconsolidated sediments, resides the strongest part of earth surface soil, the Bedrock.

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Be like a Bedrock. Don’t showcase yourself to the unfair world. It’s not always going to appreciate you, it will manipulate your rich minerals, your finest thoughts, ideas, your gems.

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Bedrock isn’t always hidden behind the sediments, it emerges to stand out to fight with the harsh environment, when it’s most vulnerable part is taken away from it. And somehow composed of unlimited precious metals and minerals.

There is a stronger version of soil (bedrock) within your unconsolidated Soul, let it rise above the horizon.


Thank You for reading. do share your valuable feedback .I would love to hear from you.

-Wajeeha Dilshad

FULL STOP✋

We are going through the darkest chapter of our lives, What I see is a constant disparity, a magnetic force of disappointments and sorrows is pulling up everyone and one by one they all are Freely falling deep down in darkness.

Consequently, some end up being alone, desperate and some totally lose their potential to do anything bigger because they continuously doubt themselves. some get indulge in criminal activities because their goodness have always been doubted by society. So,  they end up being criminals, some end up being psychotic, harming themselves and people around them. And rest may embrace death because they lose their purpose to live. Yes, the purpose “to live for yourself”. How a person can live for him/herself if the self is being destroyed by this society? There is great need to put a FULL STOP on our self-centeredness.

The child laying in the hospital is going through psychosocial treatments because of constant bullying, an old man sitting at the footpath with tears welling down is kicked out by his own son because he coughs a lot,a woman is forced to stay home because she is supposed to take care of home and other may not go out because her dignity is compromised, because no one is going to rescue her if she gets in trouble.

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Children are the most vulnerable part of our society,flowers from heaven who are meant to bloom at fullest with innocence on their cheerful faces are harshly plucked, cruelly shattered and thrown away in heaps of garbage.

Justice and freedom of expression isn’t going to work out until we impose a FULL STOP on Silence, on Injustice and Corruption.

Instead of giving a holding hand to others, to raise a voice for humanity we spectate, pause for a while and then walk away like nothing has happened,actually ,it is more appropriate to say that we are unconcerned of whatever is happening in our surrounding. Time to place a FULL STOP on Schism.

To bring back the true essence of humanity, to begin a new chapter of unending Happiness, Peace and security, we must execute Full Stop on the continuity of darkness, so that we can turn the page to begin a new Chapter. We all are the Authors of our society. Let’s write it with the Ink of Humanity.

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