The Federal Ministry of Law and Justice in collaboration with The European Union Delegation to Pakistan and SOC FILMS release two short films to raise awareness against the practice of ‘honour killing’.
Time For Real Honour Films Released SOC Violence Against Women Movie
Gender Based Violence is sadly one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations in the world – a cause and a consequence of gender inequality. Earlier this November, to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, TheFederal Ministry of Law and Justice in collaboration with The European Union Delegation and SOC Films launched 2 films as part of the#TimeForRealHonour campaign to raise awareness highlighting the existing legislative framework against the practice of ‘honour based killings’.
In an effort to engage with a wider and more diverse community about the Pakistan Government’s efforts to ensure that honour killing is eradicated from Pakistan, the first film, a Public Service Message [PSA], highlights this deeply sensitive issue:
In a nondescript neighbourhood in a town, the father of a young school girl believes his daughter has brought dishonour to his family. Plagued by gossiping locals in his neighbourhood, who tell him the consequences of her actions and how he would be the one bringing shame dishonour to their community, tragedy soon follows when he realizes that he got it so badly wrong:
‘Tumhesamajhnahi, mujhayhairathai; Qatal main kaunsi ghairat hai?’
A murder is a murder even if done in the name of honour.