Think Equal

April 2017

In April 2017, Lord Rumi Verjee, along with Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep, hosted a dinner to raise awareness of the Think Equal foundation.

Pervasive discriminatory mindsets are the root cause of human rights violations across our world, and we can only break the cycles of violence, negative stereotypes, and prejudicial judgements, if we invest in encouraging values, empathy, and respect for the dignity and equality of others.

Less than twelve months ago, and deeply affected by the story of rape victim Jyoti Singh, as told in her film India’s Daughter, the BAFTA and multi award winning film producer Leslee Udwin founded the charity Think Equal. The charity’s projects on the ground in Sri Lanka have already gained government support, and illustrate perfectly that Think Equal shares The Rumi Foundation’s guiding principle that children of all genders, ethnicities, religions and other backgrounds have optimal opportunities to develop their full potential, have their views respected, respect one another, live free of discrimination and violence, become youth leaders, and active participants of a free and equal world.