Gulalai Ismail, Mera Jism Meri Marzi, Aurat March, Pakistan

‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’: Activist Gulalai Ismail voices support for Aurat March

Pakistani rights activist, Gulalai Ismail, has come up overt with her support for the Aurat March scheduled to be taken out on March 8, 2020 by a group of women countrywide.

Gulalai Ismail voiced her support for the campaign with a message: “Mera Jism Meri Marzi” (My body, my choice).

Gulalai Ismail, Mera Jism Meri Marzi, Aurat March, Pakistan

The Aurat March 2020 organisers apprised the journalist fraternity of its charter of demands in a press conference held here at the Karachi Press Club on March 3, introducing a panel of experts who work in spaces directly related to its demands.

Gulalai Ismail, Mera Jism Meri Marzi, Aurat March, Pakistan

Senior finance journalist Afshan Subohi spoke on the aspect of economic empowerment, saying that women hardly have any decision-making role in economic issues.

“Nobody knows better than homemakers how to resolve issues with the least resources,” she said.

According to the figures she presented, only ’30%’ of women or housemakers contribute to Pakistan’s GDP.




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