A local charity – Hemraj Goyal Foundation has donated £5,000 to an initiative which aims to heighten awareness of gender equality and world-wide cultural differences in education…reports Asian Lite.
The Hemraj Goyal Foundation supported PLAN UK’s Initiative for Equality Education by hosting a private film screening of the film titled India’s Daughter, which tells you the tale of the brutal gang rape and murder of 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh on a moving bus in Delhi in 2012.
Over 100 guests attended the event and were inspired by the thought provoking documentary directed by award-winning film producer and director Leslee Udwin.
The film exhibits the protests and riots which this horrific event ignited throughout India, leading to the demand for changes in attitudes towards women.
After the screening guests had the opportunity to ask questions about the film and PLAN’s campaign for Equality Education.
Leslee Udwin, Shami Chakrabarti CBE and Kerry Smith a spokesperson for PLAN UK chaired the panel.
At the screening, Leslee announced, “I ask for your support in setting up the global initiative which I am now advising the UN Human Rights Commission on.”
The mission of the project is to have a third compulsory strand of education over and above numeracy and literacy, to ensure holistic education of the world’s children.
On presentation of the charity cheque to Leslee, Trustee, Avnish Goyal for The Hemraj Goyal Foundation expressed, “We are delighted to present this cheque for £5,000.00. We are a charity which is passionate about child education. When I watched this documentary I was outraged at what I saw. Together we can change these gender stereo-types.”
Guests also contributed on the night raising hundreds of pounds to help support the global campaign.
Goyal said the Hemraj Goyal Foundation (HGF) supports charitable organisations which make an honest and powerful difference to individuals’ lives by providing financial and human resources to those who need support. HGF distributes funds to organisations who promote education, women and children’s rights and put an end to human trafficking.