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Ayesha Asghar

Ayesha Asghar

Jill of most trades. Part time dreamer. Full time rebel. On my off days, I plan to take over the world.
When I am not protesting, gathering resources or doing case work I am raging on my blog.
Activism is not a thing you do, its a way of life.
Formerly associated with OPIRG, Trent Women Centre, Community Race Relations Committee, Anti-Racism Commissioner' 09 at Trent Central Students Association and BlogHer'13 International Activist.

Ending-the-Cycle-of-Abuse

Before everyone jumps on the bandwagon of, "we are so sorry to hear that", please DON'T!!

I decided to blog it because separation/divorce is such a huge taboo and our Muslim holier-than-thou community treats divorced women like plaque...

Ending-the-Cycle-of-Abuse

Every action and every abuse was justified by "I am husband and your mother is suppose to obey me!" When I would argue against his bullshit, he could get defensive and call me a "free-thinker" and curse me for not following the "culture" and "tradition"...

Club-Aria

"Indian people like yourself should be using deodorants.."

First of all, I am Pakistani. According to them, I have gone from "drunk" to "drunk-like". I have never touched alcohol... I grew up as Muslim, and I like to preserve that part of tradition where we dont consume alcohol aka I have never consumed alcohol in my life.

Ayesha-Asghar-3

My issues with FEMEN don't arise from their use of “nudity” as protest but their arrogance and their narcissism.

They speak of “oppression” faced by “Muslim women” yet their tool for providing “liberation” is disrespecting their faith. FEMEN claims that they want to “save” Muslim woman...

Umerkot-protest

In Umerkot, there were several protests against rape but they received little to no coverage.

A recent episode was the rape of two girls from Hindu families in rural Sindh who were robbed of their childhood and humanity....

survivor

Reliable sources say that two recent cases of sexual assault of minors are politically connected to the leading government....

“We are very poor,” said one father “It is an injustice against our daughter. We need justice but no one is willing to cooperate.”

Pakistan-women-rally

'Reproductive justice is essential as it recognizes that women’s reproductive health is shaped by the socio-economic conditions of their lives...' writes Ayesha Asghar, '...research shows 890,000 women have unsafe abortions annually in Pakistan. 800 of these women will die and a further 197,000 will be hospitalised due to complications.'