Hundreds of Pakistani Women On The Streets Against Injustice

Hundreds of women are set to take to the streets of Pakistan to speak against economic, reproductive and environmental injustice.

The Aurat March, a rally for a call for collective action, is scheduled to commence from Frere Hall, Karachi at 4:00pm and from Hamdard Hall, Lyton Road in Lahore at 3:00pm on International Women’s Day (March 8).

“The Aurat March isn’t organised by a single group or organisation, and is being organised and led by a collective of women from diverse classes, professions, ethnicities and different sections of society,” the invite read.

Referring to themselves as ‘Hum Aurtein’, the invite has clarified, “The march is not funded by any political party, government organisation, NGO or group and is an event funded by small contributions of individuals.”
Men are also welcome to attend the march but only if they are accompanied by women.

A lot of noise is also being made on the social media as prominent celebrities and other platforms support the cause

The demands identified are as follows: an end to violence; workers’ rights; reproductive rights; and environmental justice and access to clean water, clean air and enjoyment of public lands.

The march has been inspired and fueled by the momentum of women movements and struggles worldwide.