This year, Aurat March will be held on March 12 instead of March 8 in Karachi. On social media, the organizers gave an explanation and the reason behind moving the march from Women’s Day to the new day.
“Aurat March Karachi will be held on March 12, 2023, this year,” said an Instagram post on their official page. on March 8, 2023,” read the statement.
In the above statement, the organizers said that the participants will march for “our hunger, social security, a living wage, ending the labor camps, rehabilitation of the victims of floods, destruction gang violence, end domestic violence, the Transgender Protection Act 2018 and end forced conversions.”
The statement further added to the reason why the organizers decided to change the date. “Because March 8 is a weekday, we have decided to hold the Aurat March in Karachi on Sunday, March 12 instead, so that the workers we work with and the agony of losing a payday. The march will be held in full force on March 12, 2023.
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