Richa Chadha took to her social media this morning to spread a pivotal message on the National Day for the GirlChild which is marked today, 24th January annually in India. Richa who has always been looked upon as a figure who speaks her mind and especially when it comes to empowerment of women, the audience at large knows that Richa has always spoken for the right in this case. On this day she has an interesting message to share giving her take on the #HeforShe campaign which is administered by the United Nations to make men and boys be the agents of change for equal rights of women. However, Richa strongly feels its a need of the hour to make it #HeForUs campaign allowing a larger inclusion of this conversation where a more cohesive environment is built where a 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 number of child rapes are increasing everyday. What does that mean? Are women only objects which are used and thrown away. Not a day we wake up where there isn’t a 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 for the survival of the human race depends both on 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 do. But here’s hoping we can all do it together because it is the need of the hour”.