Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 14:55
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan urges Davos to fight sexism



Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has urged the world’s economic elite to break down barriers of discrimination against women.

He said this addressing an event ahead of the Davos forum.
Khan appeared at a celebrity gala ahead of the official start of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.
He received an award for his charitable work for victims of acid attacks.
Australian actress Cate Blanchett also received an award for her work with refugees and British singer Sir Elton John for his campaigning on HIV/AIDS.

Khan said, "When I journeyed through the life of these heroic women and children through the work of Meer Foundation, I experienced a complete reversal of perspective. I stumbled upon the truth that there are no benefactors and beneficiaries between living beings anymore. There is just a vast pool of resources – natural, spiritual, economic and technological – that everyone is equally entitled but some have gained more access to it. Either by accident, as in my case, or by talent, design and hard work as in the case of all of you present here. Standing here before all of you who constitute perhaps the most powerful group of human beings in the world, I dare say power is one of these perspectives we like to maintain a certain way but power actually needs a complete reversal more than any other thing in the world today".

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