ISWO's peaceful protest in front of 10 Downing Street, London
The ISWO organised a peaceful protest
on the 18th of June 2016 in front of 10 Downing Street, London, UK. We
submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, regarding multiple human
rights violations - a pertinent problem in Pakistan, especially due to
the recent rise in crime rates and abuse against women. Horrific reports
of live burnings of young girls have surfaced and Women who choose their
own partner in life face execution.
ISWO members Dr Humairah Soomro, Dr Afsana Bhurgri, Dr Rubina Greenwood,
Barrister Sasuie Laghari, Ms Saima Qureshi, Ms Sunita Hussain, Ms Sadaf
Solangi, Mrs Anita Sheeraz, Ms Marvi Baloch and Dr Khadija Mahar
strongly condemn the violence against women such as honour killings,
sexual abuse, forced religious conversion, acid attacks and denying the women to marry at their
We demand for immediate action to be taken against these crimes and ask of the government to take serious action in implementing the laws to protect women and their rights. ISWO requested the aid of the British government to push for the Pakistani government to take action. They also requested to the British government that any foreign aid to Pakistan must be awarded only on the conditions that Pakistan enforce women's rights. Special funds should be granted to support and protect victims of abuse and punish those involved in these horrendous crimes. The protest included a diverse range of people, including Christians, Hindus and Muslims, as well as other Sindhi organisations based in the UK. Together we can strive for change.
Dr Humairah Soomro, Dr Rubina Greenwood, Barrister Sasuie Laghari and Dr Hidayat Bhutto (pictured below) met with a representative of the government outside 10 Downing Street to sumbit their memorandum for their protest.
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