The day to celebrate womanhood is here. It’s March 8 which is marked as the International Women’s Day across the globe and we have been coming across innumerable inspiring quotes and clips while crawling the social media. In an attempt to create awareness for women globally, an NGO named The Circle has created a special video featuring many popular national and international artists. The list of the acclaimed artists includes B-Townies Farhan Akhtar and Richa Chadha alongside Grammy award winners Mary J Blige, Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran.
The short clip showcases the reality of the representation of women and their rights. In an aim to help raise awareness of the lack of equal rights for women across walks of life, the video also urges people to join hands and help in the idea of a larger cause for women’s rights globally. It features the artists standing with banners displaying some important facts about crimes and injustice against women and their position in the society. While Farhan and Richa’s banners read ‘603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not considered a crime’, Ed Sheeran’s banner says ‘Over 2.7 billion women are legally restricted from having the same choice of jobs.’ Take a look at the clip here.
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While speaking about the video, Richa said, "Last year a survey claimed that India is the world’s most unsafe place for women and I was really embarrassed. I was even more disturbed to read in another survey that 42% of women think that being beaten is ok. There needs to be a drastic shift in mindset if we are to progress in a genuine way as a country. To me it’s empty progress if you have giant skyscrapers but I cannot go home from my office in the same skyscraper using public transport at 9pm in the night without the fear of assault. And this is true for most parts of India. I am grateful that India finds representation in the video.”