Richa Chadha took to her social media this morning to spread a pivotal message on the National Day for the Girl Child which is marked today, 24th January annually in India. Richa has always been looked up to as a figure who speaks her mind especially when it comes to empowerment of women. On this day, she has an interesting message to share giving her take on the #HeforShe campaign administered by the United Nations to make men and boys be the agents of change for equal rights of women.
In her video, Richa says, “I got a thought on this National day go Girl Child that while we talk about government initiatives like Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao but I think we need to discuss things like everyday sexism too. Things like discussing gender pay disparity, or the hesitant attitude to report sexual crime. And even the fact that the number of child rapes are increasing everyday. Not a day we wake up where there isn’t a disturbing news. Adding to that, I feel this HeForShe movement which is on going. I feel for the survival of the human race depends both on men and women. I feel it should be HeForUs instead. But here’s hoping we can all do it together, because it is the need of the hour”.
You can also see her message here –
We hope the young generation (both boys and girls) takes inspiration from Richa and stands up for the right thing like she always has!