Name: Dr. Sunitha Krishnan, 40, mental health worker.
Work : Giving voice to the voiceless sex-abuse victims ; an identiy to these ‘Anamikas’ ; helping them build up self-confidence Has rescued and rehab-ed 3,200 sex-abused females, aged from three years to 40.
Motivation : Gang-raped by eight men when she was 16 ; ostricised by society for the next two years.
Job hazard: Has been beaten up many times by thugs, pimps and brothel keepers ; one of her staff members was killed in her effort to rescue a sex-abused woman.
Her TED talk: 12.42 mins indictment of our society; scathing commentary on victimisation of victims of sexual abuse.
Her poser: Would we accept one of these Anamikas into our homes as maid, house nurse or nanny ? Would we feel comfortable with their children playing and moving with ours ? Till such time there are not enough of us who can say, ‘Yes, we will’, Sunitha feels her work wouldn’t be done.
Her wish: Each of us talks this through to at least two others in our family and social circle. They, in turn, could do the same with two of their contacts.
My wish: All TV channels, notably, those dedicated to religious faiths, should telecast Sunitha’s TED talk.