environment – HTV https://htv.com.pk Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:00:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 4 Things Addressed at Aurat March Sexist Meme Pages Won’t Tell You About https://htv.com.pk/lifestyle/beyond-sexist-memes Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:26:51 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=43409

The latest backlash at the Aurat March this year has brought a lot of false claims. But the most prominent among these is that the march only included privileged women wanting the right to walk naked on the streets. But that’s not true. Here are 5 things that were addressed at the Aurat March that […]

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The latest backlash at the Aurat March this year has brought a lot of false claims. But the most prominent among these is that the march only included privileged women wanting the right to walk naked on the streets. But that’s not true.

Here are 5 things that were addressed at the Aurat March that you won’t hear about from misogynistic meme pages focused on hating women.

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Economic Justice

Placards demanding for equal pay, freedom to work and from work exploitation were held up by women at the march.

Another issue addressed was the implementation of the Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010 to create a safe working environment for all.

More often than not, home-makers and domestic work done by women is overlooked as something women are ‘supposed’ to do. This year the march demanded the recognition of this work along with caring for families as unpaid labor that should be considered equal to all other kinds of labor. And the recognition of women’s labor in the production of food and cash crops.

Environmental Justice

Source: Aurat March /Facebook

This is the demand for the protection of environment needs and that the eco-friendly solutions are implemented as soon as possible in order to conserve and protect the environment.

Placards demanding for the right to clean water were also held.

In fact, justice for animals was also demanded. Protection of animals from all sorts of cruelty and a ban on culling stray animals.

Access to Public Spaces

Source: Gulf News

One of the recurrent topics that have been present in almost all feminist forums is a woman’s right to public spaces. The demand has reverberated again at the march. The demand for women to have safe public spaces and the demand asking authorities to put an end to street violence.

And the demand for affordable, safe and hygienic public transport as well as public bathrooms.

Encroachment Injustice

The march also included protesting against the effects of the recent anti-encroachment drive and how it killed the livelihood of many underprivileged people.

It demanded the government to compensate for their losses and to provide them with alternative places to live or set up their businesses.

Hear that men like Amir Liaquat? Maybe you should at least read the manifesto of the march before telling women what they should demand.

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Sherry Rehman warns government about climatic change policy https://htv.com.pk/news/sherry-rehman-warns-government-about-climatic-change-policy Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:11:10 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=9791

Mr Abdul Hamid Dagia, the 71-year-old Chartered Accountant who began the ‘one-man protest’ near Punjab Chowrangi,

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Mr Abdul Hamid Dagia, the 71-year-old Chartered Accountant who began the ‘one-man protest’ near Punjab Chowrangi, has been successful in drawing the authority’s attention to his plea and the Supreme Court has ordered the removal of billboards from the footpaths of Karachi.

According to a social media news network, the Supreme Court has ordered to remove billboards from footpaths of Karachi. The news appeared at 12:30 via an SMS news alert. Mr Dagia started his one-man protest against the Cantonment board and KMC two-weeks ago, against the cutting of trees and replacing them with billboards.

He calls it an unexpected early victory, but is suspicious on the implementation of the court orders. While talking to HTV, he said,

“I would turn back to my position, with protesting on the street, if there is even a slightest glitch in the implementation. But for now, I would be following the issue through social media.”

He has even made a page on Facebook to address the issues in Karachi.

The suspicion comes from a judgment by a three member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) on August 5, 2015, which permitted the extension of the Canal Road by cutting off trees. As per the judgment, a public asset can only be replaced by a public asset and road extensions come in the criteria. The court also dismissed the contempt application by the ‘Lahore Bachao Tehrik.’ It was a Suo Motu case in Lahore against the cutting of trees for a project to widen a canal.

Meanwhile, the commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Siddiqui informed the media that cutting off trees and replacing them with sign boards is not allowed – strict actions are taken on violation.

“Neither the administration nor the courts would take such a violation lightly.”

SENATE DISCUSSES NEED OF GOING GREEN

During the latest session of the upper house, Senator Sherry Rehman submitted an adjournment motion for bringing the country’s National Climatic Change policy into action.

Her view is that Pakistan is a victim of severe climate change. It is ranked third most affected country by climatic shift and 80 percent of the population is at a risk of river floods. One percent of Pakistan’s national income is allocated to the floods each year.

The senator expressed concern over the country’s preparations for the 2015 Climate Change Conference to be conducted by the United Nation in Paris in December. It was bought to notice that while all other developing countries have strong arguments for the moot, Pakistan has done nothing.

She said,

“National Climate Change Policy put together by the PPP government in early 2013 remains buried in government archives.”

The senator warned that failure to understand climatic change in present would end up creating serious challenges in future.

“Pakistan’s economy is highly dependent on climatic changes – a reason why climatic shift is the biggest threat to the country.”

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