Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and other music icons have THIS actress for company

By Bandook - March 8, 2019

Richa Chadha has joined several singers, writers and actors in a Women’s Day initiative — an impactful video that aims to create awareness for equality and women’s rights globally.

This short film aims to highlight the injustices still experienced by millions of women and girls the world over – from misogyny, rape and violence to pay disparity.

Led by The Circle, a global NGO formed by women for women and established by singer Annie Lennox, the video, has Richa do her part alongside international pop stars and Grammy winners like Mary J Blige, Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran.

Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and other music icons have THIS actress for company
(L-R) Richa Chadha, Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa

Each of these artists including Richa Chadha will feature in the video, showcasing statistics of the reality of lack of women’s representation and rights. The video is being created to stir awareness amongst people to know the reality, educate themselves on statics and numbers and come together in support to help the idea of a larger cause of women’s rights globally.

Speaking about it, Richa said, “I am so excited to be a part of this video. Last year a survey claimed that India is the world’s most unsafe place for women and I was really embarrassed. I was even more disturbed to read in another survey that 42% of women think that being beaten is ok. There needs to be a drastic shift in mindset if we are to progress in a genuine way as a country. To me, it’s empty progress if you have giant skyscrapers but I cannot go home from my office in the same skyscraper using public transport at 9 pm in the night without the fear of assault. And this is true for most parts of India. I am grateful that India finds representation in the video.”

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