KARACHI: Aurat Foundation, under its USAID funded Gender Equity Program (GEP) screened its documentary on Women’s Movement in Pakistan “Mein Safar Mei Hoon,” on Thursday at the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies (CEWS), University of Karachi, on the occasion of National Women Day.
The documentary “Mein Safar Mein Hoon” focuses on the 100 year journey of women all over the world, particularly highlighting the achievements and sacrifices of Pakistani women, starting from 1911 till 2011.
It portrays a positive image of Pakistani women and highlights their achievements in different fields of life and carries a very motivating message that women can excel at anything they do, provided they are determined, committed and strong.
Speaking on the occasion, Resident Director Aurat Foundation Pakistan Mahnaz Rahman said Women’s Day symbolizes Pakistani women’s struggle for their rights as equal citizens, and for a society upholds, in theory and practice, its obligations to all citizens.
“It also epitomizes the determination of Pakistani women to shape a better future,” she said mentioning that the day represents women’s resolve to condemn all atrocities of extremism, of traditional discriminations against women and minorities, and of all hegemonic forces of women’s oppression.
The activist also emphasized the fact that gender discrimination begins at home with different gender roles assumed and given to the young boys and girls of the family.
National Women Day is commemorated across the country on Feb 12 to mark the struggle initiated by women rights activists against the anti women policies.