The rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab has outraged Pakistan and with the ongoing conversation about the need to provide a safer environment for our children, celebrities like actor Nadia Jamil and PR maven Frieha Altaf have come forward with their own childhood experiences of sexual abuse.
By sharing their stories, they hope to highlight that Pakistani society is rife with child sexual abuse and that our culture of silencing and shaming the survivors needs to stop.
Sharing the abuse she suffered at various points in her life, Nadia Jamil shared, "My family still wants me to stay silent. But the shame IS NOT MINE!"
Frieha Altaf also touched on her silencing: "My parents took action but everyone remained silent as if it was my shame."
Designer Maheen Khan shared her story as well: