Published On: Sat, Jan 16th, 2016

Meet up campaign to reduce fear from women in public



A campaign is started to reduce the fear from women both in Pakistan and India. If you visit a public park in Pakistan, you might find men lazing around casually under a shady tree. But never a woman. A campaign which is started by India is a challenge that encourages women to devoid some hours napping, chilling or only hanging out in a public space in both India and Pakistan.

The name of the campaign is ‘Meet to sleep’ and it is a one-day event on 16 January. Women from a variety of cities, for example, Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad in Pakistan and Delhi Bombay, Jaipur, and Bangalore in India will participate in this ‘Meet to sleep’ campaign.

The main goal of this campaign is to reduce the terror practiced by women whenever they are alone in public spaces.

The campaign is being organized in association with Girls at Dhabas in Karachi will commencement at 2:30 pm and will carry on until 5:30 pm in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park. In Lahore, the place of the campaign will be the famous Baghe Jinnah in Lawrence Gardens. In Islamabad, the venue is the park of F9.

It’s not all, the campaign invites all the participants ‘action heroes’ for the reason that a lot of them would have never participated in this one-of-a-kind meet up. It is said to the participants of the campaign that they bring a mat, a blanket and pillow-cushion if they need, snacks and water and a mosquito hideous beside with any of their friends or anyone who desires to attempt this.

Blank Noise is a group of people which make efforts to eliminate gender-based aggression and had their initial meet organized in Bengaluru’s Cubbon Park in 2014.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.