As many as 50 female students from leading universities and colleges engaged in a day of activities including rock climbing, camping and cooking to challenge stereotypes about gender roles. The women started by climbing the Margalla Hills trail in the morning as a symbol of their strength and commitment to challenge the taboos and stereotypes. The event was organised by the ‘We Can’ End All Violence Against Women Organisation, which was initiated as a South Asian campaign by Oxfam GB in 2005, according to a press release issued by the organiser. Other highlights of the event included the screening of ‘We Can’ documentary based on real life stories of change maker, interactive games, cooking completion and a motivational talk by Sirmad Tariq and Zehra Kamal.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2012.