Young and versatile actor, IAS Officer Abhishek Singh has come up with yet another remarkable initiative, ‘No Shame Movement’. This initiative is assisted by another organization supported and endorsed by Abhishek Singh ‘United By Blood. No Shame Movement is a step towards addressing the vulnerabilities that young girls face due to “non-consensual image sharing” also known as “revenge porn”. In the past few months, we have seen a rise in such cases amongst the college students. The Movement aims to provide information & attention to how legal provisions should be adhered to. The victim is not the accused and as a society we need to have more open conversations.
Abhishek Singh along with another versatile actress Rakul Preet Singh attended a series of events on Friday in Delhi to spread the awareness about this problem and the support the Movement provides to the girls who face this.
During one such event in Daulat Ram College, Delhi University, Abhishek Singh said, “The ‘No Shame Movement’ is a unique and integral step from our end for further fortifying safety of women all over. This campaign will be whole-heartedly supported by government, public figures, psychologists, parents, lawyers, media etc. Our team will also have committed help lines where students can reach out to us for support. We will also initiate a chat group where all those who are either suffering from some disturbance of concerned nature or those who want to support the cause, can come together and discuss. I would also like to extend a vote of thanks to Rakul Preet who has come forward to support this initiative and will further help it to reach a wider audience.”
Rakul Preet also shared her views, “I simply want to say, how do you not feel ashamed of what’s happening. The first thing that runs through the mind is what will the society think, what will my parents think, they’ll think I’m wrong. This thought needs to be eradicated from the mind completely. All of us need to understand not to associate guilt with it. There is no social stigma, there is no shame, so once you will be able to take that shame out of your head is when you’ll be able to take the right decision. I know it’s difficult but it is the right thing to do.”
The events also had Advocate Navita Sharma do a presentation on various legal provisions under the IPC, IT Act, 2000 and The Indecent Representation of Women(Prohibition) Act 1986.
The talks were followed by an interactive session where the guests addressed the questions raised by the audience. Both the speakers advised that the conversation around this topic should be normalized. The event ended with a positive note for taking a stance and speaking up for oneself. The students were inspired by the talk and actively participated in the discussion.
NoShame movement aims to not just provide legal and counselling assistance to young girls, but will try to initiate conversations about this taboo across schools and colleges. This is one of the many outreach events from UBB for the NoShame Movement, after earlier the campaign was launched by Sara Ali Khan at Delhi’s Miranda House & Ms. Amruta Fadnavis at Mumbai’s NMIMS College.