The Firebird (n. female of the Phoenix, the bird that rises from the ashes) is an initiative of RAHI Foundation that trains women survivors of incest/child sexual abuse (CSA) to be advocates for the cause.
A unique combination of training, healing and advocacy, this programme is born out of RAHI’s work with survivors over the last 20 years. It is based on our understanding of the recovery needs of survivors and is founded on the principle that social action is a powerful and meaningful way for survivors to transform their trauma.
The Firebird has four phases: healing through group work, information and knowledge building, training and survivor social action.
Group Work - Healing Workshop: This is a two day workshop and prepares the ground for the following phases
Following the healing workshop, survivors are provided with resources to do individual work with a therapist and/or go through a facilitated support group.
Information and Knowledge Building: This is a one-two day workshop to equip participants with information and knowledge on the subject. With the help of RAHI, the participants also set goals and chalk out a plan of action to take work on this issue forward.
Training: This includes hands-on training for participants to meet the goals they have set and take social action. It will depend on the individual as well as the collective strengths of the group, where we equip our Firebirds to conduct training programs, talk to the media, give their personal testimony in our workshops, give education lectures, form support groups, conduct public campaigns etc.
Survivor Social Action: This is the phase where survivors implement their action plan and go out to spread the message of prevention, hope and recovery through the activities they have outlined for themselves. RAHI mentors them and continues to provide input as and when required.
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