Aamir Khan and former Miss India Gul Panag lending their support for The One Billion Rising campaign. “I believe that to combat violence against women we men will have to change. Hitting a woman does not exhibit a man’s bravery. Instead, it shows how cowardly he really is. If we truly want to be real men, I believe, we will have to learn how to be sensitive,” said Aamir in the video message. “When patriarchy is tied together with capitalism, imperialism and various social, economic and racial forces, violence against women is intensified. It gives men, who are the perpetrators of the violence, a sense of impunity to go ahead and inflict this violence.” Gul Said.
“It is the love of power that leads to violence and domination. Over a billion women and girls are victims of various forms of violence in the world. It has in fact been described as the biggest war ever against any community; one that goes on within our homes and communities,” says Kamla Bhasin.