My story of fighting against misogyny is not just mine. The birth of female babies is still considered a financial and social burden. Family units are pressurized to keep having children until they have produced a son. Men and women are conditioned to think that male children are an asset and their preference is very common. The notion of honor and dishonor is still attached only to women and girls.
During year 2000 to 2014 1.2 million sex-selective abortions took place in Pakistan. The late humanitarian and philanthropist, Abdul Sattar Edhi, introduced cradles outside all his centers so that unwanted infants would not be thrown into dumpsters. Sadly 95% of babies abandoned in the cradles are baby girls.
I want to bring about behavioral change through media and advocacy campaigns with your help and empower young girls. I want people to celebrate the birth of daughters just as they celebrate the birth of their sons. And in doing this I need your help. Join me to make Pakistan and this world a better place for every daughter that is born and to end misogyny that is encouraged by both men and women.
To get in touch with me please feel free to contact me. I look forward to sharing your stories and feedback and welcome any collaborations and opportunities that may help in any way.
Ramma has been working in the media and the government sector for the last 15 years. She has spearheaded many campaigns and has worked both in Pakistan and Internationally. As a media and advocacy consultant she feels that integrating conventional media and social media is the key to changing perceptions and behaviors. She belongs to Chichawatni and resides in Lahore.