All set for celebrating International Women’s Day today
A dancer performs during the Second Women Conference at the Arts Council of Pakistan in Karachi ahead of International Women's Day celebrations.–AFP
Although the organisers of the Aurat March (Women March) have planned to hold a sit-in at the Frere Hall in Karachi on Monday (today) to mark International Women’s Day, different events related to the international day kicked off across Pakistan.
International Women’s Day is celebrated all across the globe every year on March 8. In Karachi too, dozens of programmes are held every year with the main objective of spreading awareness of women’s rights in society.
The organisers of the Aurat March announced that this year a sit-in will be held at the Frere Hall on March 8. They warned of extending their protest if the government failed to meet the demands listed in the 15-point agenda of the Aurat March within the stipulated time frame.
The two-day Second Women Conference was held at the Arts Council of Pakistan in Karachi ahead of International Women's day celebrations.
The two-day event got off to a great start with the drum circle and ACMA Band performances and dance performances.