On Holi, don’t let anyone mess with you. If someone makes you uncomfortable or passes lewd remarks — just blow the whistle. On March 8, International Women’s Day, HT City launched the Blow The Whistle campaign, asking girls to make a noise against harassment.
Given the overwhelming response, we took the campaign further, and, on Friday, distributed whistles across South Delhi colleges — Jesus and Mary, Maitreyi, Gargi and Kamala Nehru College.
“This really works. In such a situation, speaking back loudly is not possible sometimes. But blowing the whistle gets instant help," says Chetali Barua of Gargi College. “You could be harassed on a crowded street and no one notices, but blow the whistle and everyone comes running,” says Anam of Gargi College.
The girls of Maitreyi College were excited to support for the campaign. “I have a very soft voice. So this whistle will be helpful to attract people’s attention”, says Somya Arora, an Economics Honors student. “The whistle is handy to carry and easy to use. I will surely be using it, if the need arises”, says Jasleen, a student of the college.
This little weapon really works. It’s a good way to alert people around you if something happens
Keeping in mind the crime rate in the city, I think this initiative will definitely help.
It’s the right thing to do. Blow the whistle and shame the men who think they can do anything.
Say no to sexual harassment this Holi. Join HT City’s campaign and blow the whistle on anyone who tries to act funny or pass lewd comments.
Through next week, keep an eye out for our volunteers who will be distributing whistles across colleges. Grab your whistle, and make some noise!
Look out for our volunteers to get your own whistle!