This time we will try our level best not to speak much today and the pictures do talking. On International Women’s Day 2019 Pakistan witnessed ‘Aurat March’ (a march to speak about women rights) happening in the length and breadth of the country.
Although it was heartening to see women from almost all walks of life raising their voice not just on their rights but also other issues in Pakistan like Baloch missing persons, divorce, right in property, clean water, violence against women etc. Aurat March also created a stir among the masses. Mostly men and also some women were irked by the posters and couldn’t help voicing their opinion. They also believed that Aurat March missed some of the important issues that needed to be talked about. And yeah not to miss the fragile Pakistani masculinity that kept rolling in despair!
We are here not to give you an opinion about Aurat March but bring to you some of the posters and placards that caught our attention. It is for you to decide which side you would like to sit with.
‘Give social and economic protection to your domestic help.’
‘These roads belong to us too.’
No one should be afraid to walk or travel alone. No one. No one should be subjected to cat calls and invasive gazes. No one should have to think twice before going out of their houses that they’re venturing out alone. No one. pic.twitter.com/FrH6cpgson
— Froza Ahmed (@froza_ahmed) March 9, 2019
“Talk of women empowerment, not marriages.’
So today i marched for my sister who has been through alot in past one year because of the society we live in, and how this society raises their sons.
— Anas Tipu (@teepusahab) March 8, 2019
Qandeel is alive.
— Eman Suleman (@eman_anjum) March 8, 2019
‘I raised a feminist and I am proud of it.’
— q (@brownbasic) March 8, 2019
‘These parks belong to us as much as you.’
— MangoBaaz (@mangobaaz) March 8, 2019
Equality for win!
— Sidrat (@IcarusDoe) March 8, 2019
‘Look at me but with my consent.’
— swe etta lker (@aceariver) March 8, 2019
‘Let’s cook together.’
‘Out time is here!’
— Rahima. (@rahimaso) March 8, 2019
‘Daughters not just in heart but in will too.’
‘Our demands peace, health, education, work and clean water’
This #WomenOnWheels trainee and bike owner at #AuratMarch2019 smashed all misconceptions some officials had by calling this initiative a *show* project- This program must continue. pic.twitter.com/CZEKi6PUmm
— Salman Sufi (@SalmanSufi7) March 10, 2019
‘I don’t know where your socks are.’
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy protesting against the murder of Afzal Kohistani
We rest our case.