Pooja Taparia, Founder and Chief Executive of Arpan

Pooja Taparia is Founder and Chief Executive of Arpan, a globally recognized, award winning NGO working towards the elimination of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) in India.

In this episode presented to you by ‘The Brand Called You’, Ashutosh Garg converses with Pooja Taparia, Founder and CEO of Arpan, an organization working to eliminate child sex abuse in India. Pooja shares with us the three key milestones in her life. She tells the story of setting up Arpan and explains how the organization works. Pooja talks about the seriousness, causes, and after effects of child abuse. Later in the episode, Pooja tells what can be done to eliminate child sex abuse. She opines about POCSO act and tells how a large number of child abuse cases go unreported. Pooja tells what can be done to make sure our children are safe at our homes. She emphasizes on the importance of training children to evade sexual abuse.

Pooja Taparia, Founder and Chief Executive of Arpan

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Pooja Taparia is Founder and Chief Executive of Arpan, a globally recognized, award winning NGO working towards the elimination of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) in India. Based in Mumbai, with a team of over 100 dedicated professionals, Arpan is India’s largest NGO providing CSA Prevention and Intervention services for both children and adults. As a critical stakeholder for state and non-state actors, Arpan is a leading voice in the space of CSA Prevention and Intervention in India, and uses advocacy and research to push for policy and systemic change at the local, state and national levels. Pooja is a member of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) and has received numerous awards for her work on Child Abuse, including the Inspire Award, the Astitwa Award, the Architects of the Future Award and the Karmaveer Puraskar Award.

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