Poster design

Artist Shehzil Malik calls for applications for Aurat March poster design



Social change activist and artist Shehzil Malik took to social media, calling for poster design submissions for this year’s Aurat March.

The annual event, organized by feminist collective Hum Aurtain in Karachi last year, aims to bring women together in a public space to express the country’s key issues.

Malik, who previously appeared on AJ + for her “feminist art in Pakistan,” called on women and transgender people to submit their creative posters via Twitter and Instagram.

“Be a part of Aurat March 2020 by designing a poster that shows why you think women should protest for their rights in Pakistan,” Malik wrote, alongside an open appeal design in English and Urdu.

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In a separate tweet, she explained the meaning of the term “womxn”. “Womxn is a term used to include trans and non-binary women,” Malik tweeted to his followers.

Aurat March started in 2018, where several women, children and men participated only in Karachi. Last year, the march spread to other cities such as Lahore, Islamabad, Hyderabad, Quetta, Peshawar and Faisalabad, as people from all walks of life joined the movement for gender justice.

Known for its bright orange posters in the past, people from all walks of life come together at the event. Many also make their own creative posters, representing groups from various parts of society.

The march through the cities of Pakistan is organized to mark International Women’s Day.

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