Vidya Balan joins hands with Rahul Bose for special initiative



July 26, 2017 12:42:07 PM IST
By Glamsham Editorial
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Child abuse is one of the worst problems of the country and is very often brushed under the carpet. Taking a first step towards helping such victims Vidya Balan has joined hands with Rahul Bose's NGO HEAL [Help Eradicate Abuse through Learning] to fight child sexual abuse.

The talented actress believes that it is time to speak up against the social malaise and fight it head on.

Vidya has played a survivor of child abuse in her film KAHAANI 2: DURGA RANI SINGH

The actress shared, "The abuse is often so traumatic that it paralyses people. No one wants to talk about it… It leaves you hopeless.”

The actress is aware of how the victims of child abuse are often scarred by the episode, but is hopeful that this initiative will help in creating a dialogue between parents and teachers, and the child to address the subject of sexual abuse. It also aims to help deal with any situation of abuse faced by children.

She further says about her association with Rahul Bose and shares," After KAHAANI 2 released, many people reached out to me to share their personal experiences of the trauma. What was shocking though was that many people I thought I knew well were also victims of it. We tend to believe that child sexual abuse doesn't happen to people we know. That's when I realised how wrong my perception was. So, when Rahul told me about his initiative to fight this stigma in our society, I immediately decided to be a part of it.”

Rahul took to a micro-blogging site to share a clip where he and Vidya are seen addressing the press regarding the launch of HEAL



Kudos to you Rahul and thank you Vidya for being a part of this initiative and thereby encouraging people to fight against the stigma associated with child sexual abuse.


  
  

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