Our posters for this year commemorate the connected struggles for women’s emancipation across Pakistan, as women fight for safety, well-being, recognition and equality across geographies, cultures and faiths.

This poster honours in particular the women of Balochistan leading the non-violent movement against enforced disappearances and injustices in Balochistan.
It remind us of the staggering diversity of women’ s concerns, which go far beyond the domestic sphere and are determined by political and socio-economic structures and inequalities that we often unquestioningly accept and take for granted.
It reminds us of the need for our feminism to attend to all contexts beyond our immediate comfort zones. And for the need for genuine solidarity that can create the basis for healing and a universal sisterhood.
Join us this 8th of March, 2021 in defending women's right to live a life free from violence and socioeconomic inequality and oppression.

Artist: Isma Gul Hasan

Please feel free to use this photo as your profile cover photos.
The variations and others colors of @AuratAzadiMarch posters can be downloaded for free and printed in HQ at linktr.ee/IsmaGul

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20 Feb
We are disgusted to hear the news of MNA Maulana Salahuddin Ayubi’s marriage to a 14-yr old girl from Chitral who was a student of Government Girls High School, Jughoor, where her DOB had been recorded as Oct 28, 2006, which means that she hasn’t attained the age of marriage.
We march, organize & advocate because in this patriarchal country, men in power are blatantly undermining the few laws that are there to protect women and girls.

In Pakistan, every 5th girl is married under the age of 18.
Sindh is the only province in Pakistan which has updated the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 increasing the marriageable age to 18.

It has further made the act a punishable offence. A man, above 18 years, who contracts a child marriage, could now be imprisoned for three years.
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19 Feb
We have all been told that Feminism/#AuratAzadiMarch is unnecessary, because equality has already been achieved.

This is #WhyWeMarch.

Animation by @MaryumX, voice over by @RehmahSufi

This idea feeds into the common stereotype of feminists as angry, man-hating witches, who must be overreacting since there is no real problem to solve. But gender inequality exists everywhere in the world. And it is particularly severe in Pakistan.
According to the Human Rights Watch (HRW), between 70-90% of Pakistani women are estimated to experience domestic violence in their lifetimes, and 80% of this abuse comes at the hands of their own husbands.
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6 Mar 20
The Islamabad High Court has dismissed the arguments in the petition against the Aurat Azadi March!

These were the remarks by Chief Justice Athar Minallah on the petition submitted against us:

Have you read the demands issued by the organizers circulated widely on media & able to highlight anything unconstitutional or unIslamic? On what basis can you hypothesize is that there demands & slogans are bound to be unIslamic? Do you have any evidence to support your claim?
"The Aurat Azadi March organizers have already clarified the meaning of the slogans being impugned & how they fall within the rights already granted by the Constitution of Pakistan & by Islam. How can the petitioners say 'that is wrong' & attribute a negative meaning to them?"
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