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10 Mar 2023

Peoples Dispatch

Pakistan: Thousands of women rally for better wages, working conditions on international women's day

"Thousands of women march for a better future across Pakistan", 10 March 2023

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, thousands of women carried out massive rallies across major cities demanding better wages, security, and the repeal of the sedition and criminal defamation laws that are being used to silence dissent and target marginalized communities.


Several rallies were carried out across the country with demonstrators sloganeering for better healthcare and better living wages for women.

The Aurat March also called for environmental rights, better working conditions, and attention to issues such as the “invisible exploitation of trans-communities, the reproductive labor of women, and education.”


As per the Global Gender Gap Report released by the World Economic Forum in July 2022, Pakistan ranked 145 out of 146 countries in terms of gender parity.