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PV Sindhu: Very rare are the people who 'actually' respect women

PV Sindhu: Very rare are the people who actually respect women
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Published: 19 Jan 2019 2:10 PM GMT
On Friday, at an event organised by the Hyderabad Police in the city, ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu spoke about how respect for women was more of a theory for a majority of the Indian population. The event she was speaking at was ‘SH(OUT) – Sexual Harassment Out: We are listening’ “I feel really happy that there is lot of respect towards women in other countries, while in India, people actually tell us that we should respect women, but I think there are very rare people who actually practise it… who actually do it (respect). It’s just that they only say it and they don’t practise it,” PV Sindhu was quoted as saying by PTI. “I want to say and wish that everybody should respect others and especially women. Women have to be strong and we have to believe ourselves as a woman we can do anything,” she added. She also spoke about the momentum that the #MeToo movement had gained over the past year in the country while stressing on the importance of women speaking out against all injustice done to them at any given point of time. For that to happen, it is important that safe spaces are created in society wherein a woman actually feels talking about experiences of assault and harassment. Speaking to PTI, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar explained that the vision behind this initiative was to educate women as to what construed as sexual violence or harassment and what could be the proper legal procedures taken in such cases. Various provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act, 2013 were explained to the present delegates in addition to how the law applies to the workplace and how to effectively use it for justice. Measures to be taken to prevent workplace harassment were also spoken about.
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