Stand up, speak out

– Nimi Mathew

Young women need to be part of an organisation to understand the ‘collective consciousness’, says Ruth Manorama. Her efforts have led to the formation of a social organization for the rights of women known as ‘Women’s Voice.

The afternoon of 24th June, 2014 saw the Student Council and Ladies Secretaries of St.Josephs College of Commerce join hands with Women’s Voice in a protest against rape and crimes against women. At 12 p.m, Town Hall witnessed a chorus of “We want justice!” rising from a gathering of young women of our college and members of Women’s Voice holding placards and banners. Their efforts helped garner public attention and support for the cause.

The peaceful protest involved classical music presented by members of Women’s Voice, followed by a motivational speech by Annabelle Chang, Ladies Secretary of SJCC. The event concluded with the reading of a memorandum suggesting measures for the protection and safety of women in our country to be submitted to the Central Government by the organization.

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