Pakistan's Feminist Wave: A Panel
Three prominent Pakistani feminist activists convene with Senior Editor Nur Nasreen Ibrahim in the wake of the Motorway Incident in 2020.
· AMNA CHAUDHRY
· ZOYA REHMAN
After the motorway rape case in September 2020, SAAG convened a panel of prominent feminist activists to discuss why Pakistan has seen growing violence against women and marginalized communities, and what movement-building and strategies they are involved in at a particularly charged moment in Pakistani feminist activism.
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Pashtun Tahafuz Movement
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TOOBA SYED is a grassroots political organizer and gender researcher. She has been organising for over a decade with grassroots movement of peasants, urban working class, students and women. She is a Founding Member and currently Secretary of information and publishing of the feminist organization Women Democratic Front and a member of the Awami Workers Party, Punjab. She teaches as faculty at the Centre of Excellence for Gender Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
AMNA CHAUDHRY is a writer and activist based in Lahore. She also teaches creative writing and writes the newsletter This Is The Mod Squad, which covers feminism and ethics in the fashion industry.
ZOYA REHMAN is a a feminist organiser and an independent researcher-writer & consultant based in Islamabad. She was program manager at Media Matters for Democracy. She has a background in law and completed her masters at SOAS in London as a Chevening scholarship recipient. She has been working on feminist and legal issues through her writing, research and practice, and is currently a member of the Women Democratic Front. She is a part of the South Asia Speaks 2022 cohort and is currently working on her first non-fiction book.