Old ways or new normal, some issues continue to be the topics of hot debates, discussions and deliberations. Building an inclusive world has been a long-standing battle being fought in various countries by many strong voices, and this past week too, they continued with their efforts of spreading the important message – An inclusive and equal world is a better world.
Our NewsMAKER actor Richa Chadha talked about creating more opportunities for women in leadership roles, and the importance of separating the leadership and gender discussions.
We. Need. More. Women. In. Leadership. Roles.
I tweeted this yesterday and prepubescents argued, it shouldn’t be a gender issue. 🤷🏻♀️ I mean, everyone else has had their chance. https://t.co/EEd9maSOcY
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) June 9, 2020
Actor, filmmaker, businesswoman & activist Priyanka Chopra was seen spreading the message of building a safe world for our children.
The innocence of a child is so fragile, and the responsibility to protect that is one of paramount importance. Having personally heard so many horror stories, there are too many children who have endured the worst of humanity, and this is simply unacceptable. (1/2) https://t.co/Et7QTCq8Y9
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) June 9, 2020
Lawyer & Supreme Court Advocate and our NewsMAKER Karuna Nundy wrote about the issue of violence against Dalits in India.
The depths of everyday violence on Dalits in this country is much greater even than that against Black people in the US. There can be no peace without justice, not until we confront this. https://t.co/Mv7o5ShLWS
— Karuna Nundy (@karunanundy) June 10, 2020
The creator of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, faced a worldwide criticism for her inappropriate tweets on trans people. Many celebrities took to social media to express their solidarity with trans people. Actor & activist Emma Watson talked about the freedom that the trans people need to live their lives without constantly questioned about their existence and beliefs.
Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren’t who they say they are.
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) June 10, 2020
One of the most powerful supporter of LGBTQ people, actor & activist Jameela Jamil reminded people about the true meaning of the Pride month and called out the despicable norms of victim bashing and verbal abuse and violence in the social media space.
Let us be clear, as I’m being accused of “victim blaming.” I’m not. I’m saying NOBODY has the right to send violent threats to GC activists. And ALSO GC activists should understand that their rhetoric contributes to the death, abuse, harassment and dehumanization of Trans women. pic.twitter.com/tqrzs89Gtr
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) June 12, 2020
Our BusinessMAKER Malini Agarwal aka MissMalini kickstarted a campaign called #IgnoreNoMore against sexual harassment on social media.
And as a society while we continue with our efforts of building a safe world (real and virtual) for every woman and child worldwide, here’s a cheerful message from journalist & activist Rana Ayyub.
As somebody who has seen bouts of extreme anxiety, I was apprehensive about surviving the lockdown. Cannot tell you how therapeutic the relief work has been for me and my volunteers. As of today we have clocked thirty three thousand families. Thank YOU ! pic.twitter.com/BO9Kyqv5Bm
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) June 8, 2020