Wah Taj, Wah Sheroes!!
Whenever I get a chance, I wish to see the Taj Mahal. But there’s another reason to visit Taj Mahal, that is to be able to visit the Sheroes cafe, in Agra. My parents told me about this Cafe (as a matter of fact they learnt about it recently as well) This cafe is about 15 mins drive or a 25 min walk (a different route from walking), away from the Taj Mahal.
It’s a cute little cafe run by acid-attack survivors. This cafe is designed to give confidence to the survivors to show their faces in public without any inhibitions. It intrigues me to know about the women who have been shown utmost disrespect with acid thrown on them. The cafe gives them courage, dignity and sense of belonging, while it brings to our attention that such heinous acts should be dealt with sternly.When they interact with each other and the visiting patrons, they form an amazing support system as well!!
The women now believe in themselves and are proud to show their faces. The hope to inspire other victims/survivors and make them confident about the fact that they can still thrive after the attack.
When customers come to the cafe they see these people, and they become aware of such attacks and that such unpleasant activities still go on. Creating awareness is one of the primary focuses.
This is certainly one of the places I want to visit when I get a chance. If you are travelling or from around the area, I encourage you to visit it. Do let me know if you have visited this place and provide your experience !
Address : Fatehabad Road, Opposite The Gateway Hotel, Taj View Chowraha, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Map : View on Google
Phone : (+91) 562 400 0401
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Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/SheroesHangout/
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