#StandUpForTheSisterhood-Rosy Singh

Have you faced any gender bias at home or in the work place?

Have been very lucky and blessed to be born in my family. Being just two daughters, we never ever knew there existed gender discrimination or a biased attitude. At work too, as it is a 50/50 partnership between my husband and me, there is no question.

Is there anything that you think you can’t speak off openly, just because you’re a woman?

Thanks to a loving childhood I have not even thought of this.

What is the one thing you think a woman can do but a man shouldn’t? If there was a her for him campaign would you stand up for men’s rights and support parity?

I truly believe we need to respect humans first. The day we rise above castes, religions and colour, we will start respecting men, women and transgenders alike. I would definitely want to stand up for men’s, women’s and transgender’s rights. 

 

Rosy Singh is a partner at Twilite Products (India). She lives in Nasik and is the mother of two. 

#StandForTheSisterhood-Rishu

Have you faced any gender bias at home or in the work place?

I feel this space is too short to describe it all. It’s really shocking and it’s such a shame that even today women have to face gender bias at home and at workplace.

Is there anything that you think you can’t speak off openly, just because you’re a woman? If there was a her for him campaign would you stand up for men’s rights and support parity?

I won’t say that a man ‘shouldn’t’ do any particular thing that a woman can do, but yes, in my experience a man cannot be a mother but a woman can be both, a mother and a father, to her children. And of course, a man does not have the privilege to give birth, only a woman has this amazing life force energy! But yes definitely if there is a her for him campaign, I would love to support and stand up for men’s rights, we can grow and evolve only when women and men walk together and support ecah other at every step of the way. 

Rishu Chaudhry is a Osho Neo Reiki Facilitator and a Practitioner at Access Consciousness.  

#HeFoeShe-Rakesh

Do you think women should have access to places of worship?

Yes I think mahilla should be allowed to worship

If there was a code of conduct for the way a man should treat a woman, what according to you should that code entail?

Mahilla ko freedom deni chahiye. We should give them freedom. Only their parents have the right to tell them what to do, as  they have given them birth. As husbands and brothers we don’t.

What is the one thing that you think a woman shouldn’t do that a man can?

Ladko jesi faltu bakwaas nahin karna chahiye!

Name one woman you admire (other than your mother) and tell us why?

There are two. Benazzir Bhutto…she gave less importance to her family life and more to her country and the amazing Mary Kom .

#HeForShe-Rakesh Gupta

#HeForShe-Rakesh Gupta 

 

 

I am 23 years old and work as assistant to the MD. I love acting and playing the keyboard. My pastime is picking up and dropping my girlfriend from work.

 

 

#HeForShe-Ayaz

Do you think women should have access to places of worship?

According to me we have no right to stop women from worshiping at any place where she wanted to go for worship. We as being Muslims have no proper knowledge about Islam. Islam has given equal right to women for worship, but In some parts of world there is a big misunderstanding that they think that the women should not go out for worship. Why should we stop them when God has given equal right of worship for women?

(According to the Quran, men and women have the same spirit, there is no superiority in the spiritual sense between men and women. [Quran 4:1, 7:189. )

If there was a code of conduct for the way a man should treat a woman, what according to you should that code entail?

A man should make sure of the protection of every women  and should respect her and keep in mind  that a woman is also a human being like a man. She has  the right of freedom. Marrying a woman is not hiring a servant. Man has to care of his wife.

What is the one thing that you think a woman shouldn’t do that a man can?

There are certain things in Islam what women should not do like Prostitution, Drinking Alcohol etc.  There is a reason why women have been asked to wear a hijab. God knew  the mind of a man and tried to protect her from it. She would not need it if we could give  a safe environment to women and change men’s thinking about women. 

Name one woman you admire (other than your mother) and tell us why?

 I have to mention my mother. She is the back bone of my life. She is the one helps me grow up, gives me advice, takes care of me, shows me the right way, always support me greatly, and does many many things just for me. First is my mother. The second is my friend who is a photographer and a teacher. She is a fighter, is very brave and she never gives up. I want to follow her footsteps.

#HeForShe-Ayaz Ahmed

#HeForShe-Ayaz Ahmed

 

 

Ayaz is a graphic designer by profession, a devout Muslim and an adventure lover.