Islamabad, 2 December 2021 (TDI): The United States of America’s (USA) Embassy in Pakistan, honored the 30th anniversary of the ‘16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ through a virtual exhibition. The virtual photo exhibition shows the struggles of strong potential women activists of Pakistan.
The Virtual Photo Exhibition starts with an introduction, that mentions the name of the organizers that are the ‘US embassy Islamabad’s Public Affairs team’ and ‘the Lincoln corners Pakistan’. The goal of this Virtual Exhibition is to highlight the growing and emerging Gender rights and Gender equality activists in Pakistan.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the #16Days campaign we bring you a special virtual exhibition- “Celebrating Years of Gender Activism: A Virtual Photo Exhibit” to highlight established & emerging gender activists from across Pakistan. https://t.co/QS4pFEsG0T pic.twitter.com/U0ZImEZJ86
— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) December 2, 2021
US embassy in Pakistan aspires to pay tribute to women for their roles and efforts in raising a voice against Gender-based violence. The Photo Exhibition comprises eight Gender and Women Rights Activists from Pakistan.
Moreover, there are three posters of influential classic US activists with their quotations on them. First Poster was of Martin Luther King Junior, USA Minister, and Activist. The second poster was of Maya Angelou, a USA poet, and a civil rights activist. Third and the final poster was of Helen Keller, a USA author, and a disability rights activist.
The eight gender and women rights activists include the names of Amna Baig, who is an Assistant Superintendent in Islamabad Police (ASP), working to assist women and transgender in their fight against gender-based violence.
Another notable name is Human Rights Activist Uzma Yaqoob who is working to protect and promote human rights for the transgender community and sex workers. The Government of Pakistan awarded her with the Human rights award in 2016.
The exhibit showcased the picture of another activist Maria Mahmood who is a Senior Super Intendent of Police (SSP) and has been forming gender-aligned policies throughout her career. The exhibition has highlighted many other courageous women and individuals who have contributed to their fight against Gender equality and rights.
The exhibit is available online for everyone to see the efforts the Pakistani community is making to support women and to put a stop to gender-based violence.