The Story of Shahnaz

A charming face with articulate expression and fine mannerisms, 19 year old Shahnaz sits calmly as she narrates her story. Daughter of a milkman from central Punjab settled in Karachi, Shahnaz is the eldest of seven siblings. She completed High School and dreamed of a better life. Shahnaz became friends with Raza, a tailor from […]

The Story of Sana

Every evening, 18 year old Sana would shake with fear and despair as her husband would beat her, lock her in a room without food or water and in moments of drunken frenzy, would even electrocute her. Sana is a fragile, young girl from the slums of Karachi, with an acne riddled face, framed by […]

The Story of Maryam

Maryam’s eyes shone with the awe of her own achievement as she nar-rated her story. The thick golden hoop piercing her left nostril con-trasted with her dark skin and the tattooed name of her husband on her right wrist peeked out from beneath her orange sleeve. Maryam’s story is one of inspiration and remorse. Maryam […]