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National Womenís Day celebrated at Lahore, Lahore

12-02-2014
Lahore

National Womenís Day celebrated at Lahore

Women Action Forum (WAF) and Aurat Foundation organized a rally to commemorate the Pakistan’s National Women’s Day at the Mall Road, Lahore. The day is commemorated each year on 12th February to remember the day of ‘February 12, 1983’, when women activists were batten-charged while protesting against the discriminatory Hudood laws as promulgated by the then military dictator General Zia ulHaq.

Prominent activist of WAF Mehnaz Raffi, Mumtaz Razi, FakhraTahreem, TanveerJahan, Gulnar, Nighat Saeed Khan, Neelam Hussain, Shabnam, Humaira, Sabiha Shaheen, along with Aurat Foundation’s Resident Director Nasreen Zehra, Provincial Manager Mumtaz Mughal, and other program staff including Nabeela Shaheen, Sara Anum, Abid Ali, Adnan Rasheed and AnjumRaza participated in this rally. The rally started from Regal Chowk to High court Chowk on the Mall Road, Lahore.

Participants of rally raised slogans for equal economic, educational, reproductive rights and political rights of women and their access to employment. They also demanded to end violence against women and girls.