Research Article

Feminism in Pakistan and Emerging Perspectives


  • Marghoob Tarar Government College University, Lahore
  • Rana Hamza Arif Punjab Group of Colleges, Lahore
  • Khawaja Abdul Rahman Punjab Group of Colleges, Gujranwala
  • Khalid Husnain Government Degree College Raiwind, Lahore
  • Muhammad Suleman Meridian Academy, Lahore
  • Aqasha Zahid Madarasa-tul-Binat, Lahore
  • Muhammad Umar Fida Lahore Islamic University/Markaz Bait ul Ateeq
  • Khurram Ibrar Punjab College, Raiwind Lahore
  • Adil Shafiq Punjab Colleges Campus 11, Lahore


Since March 2019, local NGOs in Pakistan are organizing “Aurat March” (Women March) in month of March to raise voice against indigenous feminine issues and violence against women. In hindu-originated society like Pakistan, where Islamic women rights haven’t implemented in its true spirit yet, digesting such a “liberal” act is not easily digestible. Thus different intellectual classes took social media on fire to outdo each other and central topic of cross arguments was slogans raised in the March. Raising slogans is a traditional way of weaker class in society to demonstrate against discrimination and emit emotional suffocation. To study underlying meanings of much debated slogans of Aurat March in Pakistan, discourse analysis is employed which also facilitated to indicate emerging dimension socio-religious debates and opinions towards feminism in Pakistan.

Article information


Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies

Volume (Issue)

2 (6)





How to Cite

Tarar, M. ., Arif, R. H. ., Abdul Rahman, K. ., Husnain, K. ., Suleman, M. ., Zahid, A. ., Fida, M. U. ., Ibrar, K. ., & Shafiq, A. . (2020). Feminism in Pakistan and Emerging Perspectives. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies, 2(6), 252–259.



Feminism, Pakistan, feminism trends, feminism modes