What is Aamir Khan’s part in the One Billion rising campaign?

Aamir Khan, who was last seen in the film Dhoom 3, has now lent his support to the One Billion Rising campaign; aimed against violence against women. The perfectionist recently sent a video endorsing the campaign.

“I believe that to combat violence against women, we men will first have to change. Raising our hand to strike a woman does not increase our masculinity. Instead, it shows cowardice,” Aamir said in the video.

“Last year on 14 February, about one billion people in 207 countries rose, sang and danced to this demand. But gang rapes, molestations, dowry deaths, abuse and many more such violence against women have continued,” said Kamla Bhasin, who is the campaign lead for South Asia.

“We are not going to let that drag us down. On 14 Feb 2014 one billion women, men and children everywhere will rise, protest, dance, and demand justice,” she added.

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