While a lot has changed, a lot needs to change as well, says Pranitaa Pandit as we observe National Girl Child Day. The actress adds that women need to be involved at every level in order to bring about a change.
“Honestly, as a society, we have started evolving in the past 10 years. That’s when the awareness of how women and children are being mistreated started happening. People did start speaking about it. Now, I would say that a lot of people are more aware and the laws are very strict. It’s so important for a woman to be part of politics as well as involved in the decision making process to be treated equally,” she says.
She adds, “It is such a deep rooted problem that if the society that it’s not eradicated easily, it will take a long time. I think the newer generation will bring this change. For society’s mindset to change, it needs to evolve. The solution is us. We, as women, need to be strong enough and stand up for each other to make things happen. The biggest thing is to speak up and this is what we need to teach our children also, not to be fearless. To be a fearless woman should be inculcated in the minds of every woman and girl child. They shouldn’t be subjected to any kind of negative treatment and to treat both the girl and boy equally.”