We bring you the photos of how it was lived 8M on the other side of the world, in Pakistanwhere thousands of women took to the streets to demonstrate for their rights and defy the ban of the authorities to these expressions.
8M in Pakistan: Thousands of women march for their rights
As everyone knows, this Wednesday, March 8, 2023, is International Women’s Day. and in several countries around the world thousands of women take to the streets to demonstrate for their rightsdemanding that the repression against them and above all the violence stop.
For example, This 8M, in Pakistan, thousands of women came out to protest, defying, even, the prohibition of the local authoritieswho did not want them to demonstrate remembering this date.
Yes, according to information from Guardianabout two thousand women demonstrated in the city of Lahore, in Pakistan, for the fourth time, since it was four years ago that they began to organize marches for International Women’s Day, although in this part of the world it is known as the Aurat March, since this word means “woman”.
In fact, since this past Tuesday, dozens of events were held across this country.
Pakistani women demonstrate in defiance of the ban
According to the news agency Al Jazeerathis 8M, women took to the streets of Pakistan demanding the fulfillment of their rights despite the fact that the local authorities wanted to ban the protests and even withdraw the security of the protesters when it is an event in which various acts of violence occur.
Furthermore, according to Shah Meer Baloch, Pakistan correspondent for The Guardian, the Punjab government banned all political rallies and gatherings before the Aurat Marchas well as former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s election campaign rally in Lahore.
It should be noted that the women’s movements came about because the local court intervened to authorize Aurat’s march in Lahore, after the district administration denied permission for security reasons.
The bad thing is that the same clashes between activists and journalists have been reportedSo the police intervened.
Finally, women from conservative religious groups in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad also organized non-violent counter-protests, called “hijab marches”, where the participants called for the preservation of Islamic values.