Superstar Aamir Khan who has always been at forefront while supporting different causes has done it once again. The actor recently sent a video message to endorse the cause of the One Billion rising campaign, a movement to end violence against women. The Perfectionist believes that men have to change first, if we want to combat violence against women. Domestic violence, he said, shows ‘cowardice’ and is not acceptable.
As per sources, Aamir said, “I believe that to combat violence against women, we men will first have to change. Raising our hand to strike a woman does not increase our masculinity. Instead, it shows cowardice.”
The campaign was proactive last year on 14 February, about one billion people in 207 countries rose, sang and danced to this demand as well and organised many street plays to promote awareness of violence against women. This year too, campaigners, activists, NGOs, schools, colleges, artists and citizens across India have created plans for flash mobs, street plays, signature campaigns, public events, combating violence against women in the public and private spaces.
Srijanatmak Manushi Sanstha (SMS), a non-profit organisation that works towards the holistic development of women and children, will organise local awareness campaign, nukkad natak (street-corner plays), flash-mob dance, short film screenings between Feb 8 to Feb 14. Azaad Foundation that runs the only-women driver cabs will also organise a street play and a car rally across Delhi from Feb 1- Feb 14.
So do come forward and lend your support to this just cause. Check out the video below