It’s about time women in Pakistan know about their legal rights in the country.
Two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has launched a new animated short Aagahi which aims to educated women in the country about the rights they hold.
Aagahi which literally translates to awareness, and is a public service campaign and its first episode ‘How to Register an FIR’, is out.The 2.30 minute clip walks the audience through the crimes and procedure to register an official FIR with the local police department in Pakistan.
The video is in Urdu and contains English subtitles.
Aagahi is a seven-month project in which 14 animated shorts will be released under the SOC films banner. The educational videos will be 2-3 minutes long and be narrated in Urdu (by Aaminah Sheikh) and other regional languages. They will explain and clarify the legislations which affect women; and give an overview of how the legal provisions granted to them may be applied.
The series aim to touch upon the most commonly asked questions: how to file an FIR, what does the law state on instances of domestic violence, divorce, cyber-crimes and inheritance and what is the procedure for reporting issues like these and who should be approached for help.