While we hang our heads in shame at how we failed those girls, I also wanted to be reminded of many inspiring leaders who decided to break this silence. Impassioned by this very silence surrounding sex trafficking and gender violence, Sunitha Krishnan decided to dedicate her life to rescuing women and girls and rehabilitating them. Her journey, which started with one lone voice, has many supporters today. An archaic law like Section 377 is being fought by the many voices who stood up for what they believe is just and right. We cannot build a just and equal society we dream of, until each one of us does our bit to be more engaged citizens, and not look the other way.
Silence is the ocean of the repressed, the unheard and the powerless. Its time to break it as keeping silent is not an option anymore.