Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Women on the frontlines...1982 WAF...Pakistan

WAF 1st National Convention, Lahore 1982, originally uploaded to Flickr by arafiq786.

The founding members of the Womens Action Forum (WAF) at the first convention in Lahore, October 1982. These are the women, who against all odds fought tooth and nail for the freedoms women of all ages enjoy today in Pakistan. From jalsas (peaceful protests) against Zia's draconian laws at Regal Chowk in Karachi to be being chased by police convoys in broad daylight. These women are indeed pioneers of Pakistan's Women's movement - the Mothers of Pakistan, Umahat-ul-Pakistan.

Standing L-R: Farida Sher, Najma Saedque
Second Row: Samina Rehman, Rukhsana Rashid, Fareeda Shaheed, Ghazala Rahman Rafiq, Fareeda Zafar, Nighat Saad Khan, Aban Marker-Kabraji
First Row: Humaira Rahman, Khawar Mumtaz, Sultanat Bokhari, Hilda Saeed, Nigar Ahmad
On the Ground: Lala Rukh

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