The Aurat March is held every year on March 8 (International Women’s Day). This year it took place in Karachi on March 11, a Sunday, instead of March 8 – to be more considerate of the labor class and their participation. There’s a section of the society that expresses their anger and fury over the posters at the march. Like every year, the placards shockingly narrated the stories of suffering, torture, neglect, discrimination, sexism, and misogyny. The motto is to demand rights for those who have been marginalized. This year saw women, transgenders, non-binary folks, and male allies gather at Burns Garden to voice their concerns.
One of the founding members Sheema Kermani of Aurat March spoke about the theme for this year’s protest in Sindh. “The theme for this year’s march is poverty and how it affects women in society. When there’s hunger and a lack of food and resources, it not only affects a woman’s physical health but also deteriorates their mental health and simultaneously affects her whole household,” she said. “We demand to end hunger, to end poverty and in my opinion, it is very possible.”
The Kuch Ankahi actor Mira Sethi was present at the march and spoke to the media about the crucial problems faced by women. “It’s been six years since Aurat March was initiated and as always, I’m here because I’m always delighted to see all my brothers and sisters from all walks of life gather in one place to celebrate women and fight for their rights.”
We at Fashion Times Magazine have rounded up some of the important and thought-provoking posters for what people marched this year in Karachi.
Against Body Shaming
Equal Rights For Transgender
For Young Widows
Done Mess With Us
No More Honor Killing
We at Fashion Times salute all the brave women for their courage who participated in the marches across the country.
Quote Source: Express Tribune | Title Image Source: Dawn