~Sending Love and Light to India~
Across India, and indeed the world, people are responding in massive vigils and protests to be heard as we all say enough is enough.
Avaaz.org has an immense online petition that is nearing 625,000 as I post this, having gone up by over 60,000 in a few hours since my husband and I each added our names earlier today. I urge you to click the links I’ve provided to add your name to the petition. They have a goal of reaching 1,000,000 within 24 hours. They also encourage us to click the Facebook or Twitter links on their page to help spread the word, as well as sending our own personal emails to India’s government officials. Let’s urge them to create change. Let’s let them know the world is watching, and praying that they will take notice and take action.
“The government of India is accepting public comments for the next 24 hours. We urgently need both stronger law enforcement and a massive public education program to change the grotesque but common attitudes that permit violence against women. If 1 million of us join the call for action, we can help make this young woman’s horror the last straw, and the beginning of a new hope.” Source: Avaaz.org
“To the Government of India, the Verma Commission, and the Mehra Commission:
We call on you to urgently strengthen sexual violence legislation and enforcement, and to launch a massive public education program with hard-hitting and high quality content designed to bring about a profound shift in the shameful attitudes that permit and promote violence against women.”
Please send your email to: Justice.email@example.com
Let’s be heard! My humble yet passionate plea in my email to them was this:
Subject line: Public Education Campaign to improve attitudes about women
Please begin a massive public education campaign to combat the negative views of women that help promote rape and lead to the failure to investigate and prosecute rapists.
The whole world is watching and this can be a time when your government shows how it can be done, and how to make things much, much better. We must find a way to make a difference. I have every faith that you can help lead the way.
In peace. Namaste.
Gina V., Canada
This is my prayer of love and light, sent out to the entire world, with a special focus on beautiful India.
May my email, received en masse with hopefully millions of others, help open the officials’ eyes of the urgency for action.
May all leaders emphasize the importance of raising young ones to think and act with compassion, and the re-education of adults.
May the attitudes of all parents and teachers raising and educating the coming generation of youth relay a sense of equality and fairness to their impressionable charges.
May peace reign over us all, as we work together, cooperate, and create world peace.
Please join with me in my prayer. Please join in this petition, or send an email. Or both. Please reblog this post, or add the Avaaz petition to your Facebook page. Or both. Please join me in sending out love and light to the frayed and broken hearts in India and around the world, for in so doing we are taking part in the healing of our earth. We all deserve a safe place to live. Namaste.