Today is #WATWB day. The last Friday of the month is dedicated to positive news from around the world and today I’ll take you to India.
The person in the story
Srishti Bakshi is a marketing manager from India, working in Hong Kong. With the news from India she felt the calling to do something for her fellow women:
“I lost my balance and just wanted to go home. It disgusted me. My husband said that if I felt so passionately about the subject I should do something right now.”
What did she do?
She couldn’t just sit and watch women in India getting attacked, abused, raped. She created an organisation, called “Project CrossBow” with the aim of educating and empowering women so they don’t feel powerless any more. But that wasn’t enough. Now she decided to spread more awareness by walking 3,800 km (2,361 mile) across the whole country.
What’s her goal?
She would like to bring awareness and hold workshops during her journey.
“Gender equality, political power, economic freedom and women entrepreneurship are buzz words, but women’s safety is the very basis of existence.”
She knows it “will be a long road ahead, not just in physical distance but also in the number of minds she hopes to influence along the way, helping to create a better future for India’s females one step at a time.”
How can you support Srishti’s work?
- You can join her for some of the walk, participating on the wirjshoos if you’re in India.
- If not, you can download the CrossBow app to record your own walk.
“My goal is to collect around one billion steps from the entire nation to work towards a safer country for women.”
Read the entire story on Forbes and please help Shrishti by sharing her goal and story with your friends and social acquaintances.
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