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Discrimination against women is an issue rooted in societal norms and economic dependence, while discriminatory practices are the result of patriarchal system," Malka Khan, a researcher and programme coordinator associated with Aurat Foundation said.
Our brand of Women's International Day aka Aurat March has been our greatest win in our quest for building a narrative around an internationally accredited phenomenon.
The Aurat March was organised collectively by women from diverse classes, professions, ethnicities and different sections of society.
Held to mark International Women's Day, Aurat March did not just grace the public spaces in Karachi; similar marches were held in Lahore and Islamabad.
Mehnaz Rehman representing Aurat Foundation - Karachi chapter said HBWs must come under the social protection mechanism and the Sindh government should look into the development informal workers and utilize its potential for generating revenue for the province, and fulfill international commitment.
While the TV series, which also stars Sonya Husain, is fast becoming popular, especially because of its bold theme, Khan has already started work on another drama, Kaisi Aurat Ho Tum, which is produced by Mukhtar Ahmad Chohan for Hum TV, and directed by Fahim Burney.
Umme Laila Azhar from HomeNet, Ghulam Nabi Memon from Sindh Labour Department,Mehwish Maria from UN Women, Mehnaz Rehman, Resident Director, Aurat Foundation - Karachi and other also spoke on the occasion.
The event was well attended by Aurat Foundation management, USAID officials, IBA students and esteemed faculty members.
Speaking on the occasion, Regional Director Aurat Foundation Mehnaz Rehman said that the female IT graduates could not find jobs because of not having sufficient skill.
The Adhoori Aurat actress posted pictures of the birthday her in-laws and her family had arranged for her.
The event was organized by the joint collaboration of BISP and its partner organization, UK government DFID and Aurat Foundation.
Hamid said Sharif had called Singh dehati aurat ( village woman) expressing his unhappiness that the Indian PM complained to US President Barack Obama about Sharif on Pakistan.