"India is one of those few countries in the world where violence against women starts in the womb, before the girl is even born. We have to overcome the hypocrisy in our culture. On one hand, we celebrate Navratri, nine days of fasting for the goddess, then Durga Pooja... All kinds of goddesses in India are worshipped and praised than in any other culture," Richa said
"The near-total impunity that exists worldwide for crimes against women means that we are seeing more and more armed groups turn it into their weapon of choice"
The new centre will work to achieve the aims of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PVSI)
Varun and Huma, co-stars of Badlapur, disapproved of violence against women