Ladies, stand up and fight!
This International Women’s Day, do your bit for women’s empowerment by being a part of a human chain that encourages women to join hands and act against harassment and all forms of disrespect.entertainment Updated: Mar 07, 2010 00:39 IST
This International Women’s Day, do your bit for women’s empowerment by being a part of a human chain that encourages women to join hands and act against harassment and all forms of disrespect.
The activity, that will take place at Jesus and Mary College, Chanakyapuri on Monday afternoon, is being organised by entertainment channel
and led by actress Pooja Gor (protagonist of TV show
The initiative, which started in Mumbai before moving to Lucknow and Kanpur, aims to make women self-dependent. “The main objective of our campaign
is to make women aware about their rights. We want women to be able to stand up for themselves and not tolerate any injustice. We’ve got great response in other cities and hope for the same from Delhi,” said Gor. The actress added that through this activity, the show’s makers want to connect with women who’ve experienced harassment, eve-teasing or domestic violence. “We want them to take a pledge to help change the situation and even fight to claim their respect,” said Gor.
Prominent Delhi women such as socialite Feroze Gujral, social activistHarmala Gupta, educationist Dr Shayama Chona, Sufi singer Zila Khan and fashion designer Madhu Jain, among others, will be taking part in this activity.
“Such events will help start a dialogue, and that’s the first step towards social change. One needs to talk about these issues in order to expect any sort of change,” said Gujral. Jain, who has been involved with similar activities in the past, said, “I think this will help create social awareness.”
Monday, March 8
Jesus and Mary College, South Campus, DU Time 1 pm
First Published: Mar 06, 2010 16:16 IST