Two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has launched a new animated series Aagahi, which aims to educate women in the country about their rights.
The second episode in the series talks about domestic violence and how to identify different forms of abuse such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse and economic abuse:
The two and a half minute long video reiterates that domestic violence usually takes place behind closed doors and just because we don't see it, doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
Earlier this month, Aagahi released their first episode titled 'How to Register an FIR'.
Aagahi is a seven-month project in which 14 animated shorts will be released under the SOC films banner. The educational videos will be two-three minutes long and be narrated in Urdu (by Aaminah Sheikh) and other regional languages. They will explain and clarify the legislations that affect women and give an overview of how the legal provisions granted to them may be applied.
The series aims to touch upon the most commonly asked questions: how to file an FIR, what does the law state on instances of domestic violence, divorce, cyber-crimes and inheritance and what is the procedure for reporting issues like these and who should be approached for help.