Parwaaz; an urdu word for ‘rising’ or ‘for a bird taking its first flight’ is more nuanced in terms of its meaning than it seems. It is important to have some understanding regarding the title of our marriage rights competition, as the name itself highlights how a woman can be ready to take her first flight and leave the nest i.e, the shackles of the society & can only rise once she learns about her legal rights. A woman can be only fully liberated once she is aware of her legal rights in the Nikkahnama, a topic that is often kept under wraps from women as it’s a common norm in Pakistan to not include women in the document that affects women the most. Hence, a woman will be ready to take “parwaaz” i.e, will be ready to rise and fly once she’s fully liberated after gaining legal knowledge about her rights.
We want to see your interpretation of women’s marriage rights, be it through poster making, illustrations, pop-art or any other means. Under this category we call all artists, designers, illustrators to submit a digital art piece that embodies women’s marriage rights in Pakistan.
Our second category in the advent of Parwaaz is, Prose & Poetry Competition. We’re looking to read the stories and poems you have to share. Find your inner voice and write a fiction or nonfiction short story or pen down a poem that speaks for itself. Share your interpretation of women’s marriage rights and related knowledge.