People from different cities in Pakistan took to the streets on International Women’s Day as part of ‘Aurat March 2019’ (Women’s March 2019). The march was organised in the spirit of ‘sisterhood and solidarity’ to demand recognition of women’s labour.
We couldn’t help but notice some absolutely hilarious and badass posters from the event, but since most of them were in Urdu, we decided to translate some of them for you.
Check ‘em out!
‘Shaadi ke alawa aur bahut kaam hain!’
Have a lot more to do besides getting married!
‘Mujhe kya pata tumhara moza kahaan hai?’
How would I know where your socks are?
‘Agar dupatta itna pasand hai toh khud le lo’
If you like the dupatta (stole or long scarf) so much, wear it yourself.
‘Aaj waqayi maa-behen ek ho rahi hai’
Today, mother-sister are becoming one for real.
‘Aao khaana saath banayen’
Come, let’s make food together.
And here are some in English...
The first ‘Aurat March’ was held last year in Karachi, according to a report by Dawn. This year, however, the rally took place in the Pakistani cities of Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Larkana and Hyderabad.
The manifesto that underlines the march enumerates the demands of Pakistani women including equal labour rights, recognising women’s input to the ‘care economy’ as unpaid labour, and provision of maternity leaves and day care centres to ensure women’s inclusion in the labour force.
(With inputs from Dawn.)