Sindhu demands more respect for women

Sindhu demands more respect for women

PV Sindhu. AFP File Photo

Ace shuttler P V Sindhu on Friday noted that a lot of respect was given to women in foreign countries, but, in India, people do not practise what they preach.

Speaking at an event titled 'SH(OUT) - Sexual Harassment Out: We are listening', organised by the Hyderabad Police here, Sindhu said: "I feel really happy that there is lot of respect towards women in other countries, while in India, people actually tell us that we should respect women, but I think there are very rare people who actually practise it... who actually do it (respect). It's just that they only say it and they don't practise it."

"I want to say and wish that everybody should respect others and especially women," she said adding "women have to be strong and have to believe as a woman they can do anything".

Women who face sexual harassment, be it physical or mental harassment, should come forward and should not be ashamed of it, and they should talk about and speak about it, Sindhu stressed.

She said the #MeToo movement had brought lot of awareness about sexual harassment of women at workplace, adding that this movement educated both women and also men about the responsibilities towards the society.