This morning actress Richa Chadha took to her social media to share a pivotal message on eve of National Girl Child Day which is celebrated in India on January 24 i.e today. Richa has been known for speaking her mind on various social causes especially when it comes to empowerment of women.
On this day she has an interesting message to share giving her opinion on the #HeforShe campaign which is administered by the United Nations to make men and boys the agents of change for equal rights of women. However, Richa strongly feels it’s a need of the hour to make it #HeForUs campaign allowing a larger inclusion of this conversation where a more cohesive environment is built and more balanced treatment for both genders is created.
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 numbers of child rapes are increasing every day. What does that mean? Are women only objects which are used and thrown away. Not a day we wake up where there isn't disturbing news. How will we as a country progress where half the population is treated as a liability? Adding to that, I feel this HeForShe movement which is ongoing. I feel the survival of the human race depends on both men and women. I feel it should be HeForUs instead. We need to survive, we need to feel equal. I am hoping the attitude should change which is already happening but we still have a long way to go. But here's hoping we can all do it together because it is the need of the hour."
Check out her video messages below: