Women from Islamabad will take part in second ‘Aurat March’ that is going to be held on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019.
The core ambition of the Aurat March is to ‘treat women like a human’, Women are ought to be dealt with like one cause that they are humans. They will battle for their rights and they will request equity.
Contributors will walk together with the motto of solidarity and women from all across the Pakistan are giving the numbers of reasons that why they are taking part in the march that is hashtag #WhyIMarch
We march because this shouldn't be a novel, once a year occurance. We should be able to sing, dance & celebrate on our streets everyday. We march for our right to public spaces. #WhyIMarch #AuratMarch2019
— Girls at Dhabas (@girlsatdhabas) March 5, 2019
Women of varying backgrounds from all religions and of any age will go to the Aurat March and together, joined the ladies of Pakistan will demonstrate their ‘women control’ on March 8.
Due to this, a huge number of women are stepping forward with the perspective to stand out with the victims of violence and harassment. Speaking up against honor killing, gender inequality, patriarchy misogyny and marginalization. The aim of the march is to highlight many issues that women deal with under the slogan of “Hum Aurtain”.
Among other things, it also demands access to safe drinking water and air, protection of animals and wildlife, recognition of women’s participation in production of food and cash crops, access to a fair justice system, inclusion of women with disabilities as well as the transgender community, reproductive justice, access to public spaces inclusion in educational institutions, rights of religious minorities, promotion of an anti-war agenda, end to police brutality and enforced disappearances.
In addition to other things, it likewise requests access to safety of women in workplaces and pubic, assurance of natural life and protection of animals, acknowledgment of women’s support in production of food and money crops, access to a reasonable justice framework, consideration of handicaps ladies and as well as the transgender population, reproductive equity, access to open public areas incorporation in educational organizations, privileges of religious minorities, end to police mercilessness and stopping discriminatory gender roles.
Not just women are supporting this march, a noteworthy number of men also supported this march while explaining the facts that why they are in favor of this march.
— Khan Shehryar (@KhanShehryar2) March 7, 2019
A feminist sociologist named Nida Kirmani, working on gender and urban marginality in South Asia, figures that it is totally vital to become a part of this march in order to contradict the current societal gender roles.
— Nida Kirmani (@nidkirm) March 5, 2019
Nighat Dad, who is a lawyer and internet activist and currently running the not-for-profit organization named Digital Rights Foundation, believes that it is essential to raise your voice against harassment and due to this reason she is taking part in #WhyIMarch.
This Article is written by Hijab Tahir from Quaid-e Azam University.