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Raising the awareness on verbal abuse in Pakistan

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The video was made as a collaboration between Women Through Film and UN Women Pakistan, Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan, and Potohar Organisation for Development Advocacy (PODA).

This video highlights the often ignored issue of verbal abuse and a general culture of violence against women that has prevailed in Pakistan. The director of Women Through Films says “My idea behind the message in this video was to sensitise people about the gravity of this issue, which almost never gets highlighted. Bringing a change in behaviours and mindsets is an excruciatingly slow process, but with such small efforts, we can try and attempt to alter behaviours, or at least get people to talk about it for starters.”

Women Through Film has been aiming to highlight women highlighting women’s issues using film as a tool, and that we’re set to do Pakistan’s first Women International Film Festival, a platform we created for women filmmakers to showcase their films on issues of gender equity, violence against women, and women of wonder.

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