Miss World 2017 pageant winner Manushi Chillar has been roped in by United Nations Women for a global initiative called #OrangeTheWorld to raise awareness on gender-based violence.
The 23-year-old model-actor said women are most susceptible to violence in various forms everywhere and her heart goes out to them.
â€œWomen across all age groups are at constant risk and it is heart-breaking to feel this as a woman myself,â€ Chillar said in a statement.
She said women must raise their voice against violence and also empower other women to stand up.
â€œDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, the violence against women has grown darker. Cases of domestic violence have increased. But as we work towards emerging from COVID-19 we need to also actively work towards rebuilding a world thatâ€™s safe for women,â€ she said.