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KARACHI: Men and Women from different walks of life stood united on March 8, 2021, all over Pakistan especially in Karachi’s Frere Hall to celebrate Women’s Day in line with Aurat March event. The day was celebrated as a day where they stood firm against all forms of patriarchy and other social injustices caused to women throughout the world.
The event held under the leadership of an initiative that is led by the famous activist Sheema Kirmani and other individuals.
The day is marked in history as a turning point when the world witnessed that women, trans and the non-binary population of the country demanded equal rights and freedom of movement and put forward their demands.
Some of the things that the participants of the Aurat March portrayed all around is that women of Pakistan have proved to the world that they are not some confined individuals and are not the fairer sex anymore, they are equally as powerful people who can demand their rights and have a say in a male-dominant society wherever it is.
Women today have a say in the political settings, the societal bodies who represent their neighborhoods, their constituencies and work for the betterment of their homes and eventually end up becoming valuable assets wherever they are.
In the current digital age, women have become entrepreneurs and are business leaders who create more opportunities for many other women and become inspiration for everybody in the world.
Aurat March was not just a movement that took place at Karachi’s Frere Hall with a bunch of women demanding their rights but was also a symbol that Pakistan will no longer stand for gender discrimination, it will no longer tolerate harassment at workplaces, educational institutions, homes and even on the streets.
They know their rights and they know how to put forward their rights and work for the society just like the true Riasat-e-Madina where women did business along with their male counterparts, took part in battles along with the Sahaba and at the same time maintained a respectable place in the society.