Published On : Fri, Oct 26th, 2018

‘Walk for respect’ creates awareness about sexual harassment

Nagpur: After it began in the US against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, India is embracing its own #MeToo movement. In the past few days, several local women and organizations have taken this initiative to spread awareness in society under the same umbrella; a rally ‘Walk for respect’ was carried out by Sahyog Trust and Human Rights and Law Defenders from Maharajbagh to Aakashwani Square on Friday.

The female of all aged group including female cops along with foreign students participate in the procession .

Banners with ‘my clothes are not my consent’ ‘Let’s bring the change’ ‘This rally is about me and you’ ‘Whatever we wear, wherever we go, Yes mean Yes and NO means NO’ caption on, were also seen on this occasion.

While speaking to Nagpur Today, 89-year-old freedom fighter Lilatai Chitde, who was leading the march from the fore, expressed her gaiety over how woman are confronting with their tormentors.

“From Draupati to Savitribai Phule and Kasturbha Gandhi women have been gradually approaching towards woman empowerment. I am delighted to see the audacity of modern females who confronting without hesitation,” she asserted on this occasion.