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Anoushey Ashraf uses her Instagram account to amplify women’s voice


Gulmeena HamidWeb Editor

17th Sep, 2020. 08:42 pm
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Renowned Pakistani VJ and host Anoushey Ashraf has always seen raising her voice against the wrong. After the Lahore motorway rape case, Anoushey has started to use her Instagram account to share stories of women, who had faced harassment in their life.

She aims to bring women together through her initiative ‘Believe Women’ by sharing their stories in order to increase awareness regarding violence against women.


Here are some real incidents of harassment shared by the victims shared on Anoushey’s Insta account.

 

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TRIGGER WARNING: (some of the words, honesty and stories may not be well received by people, please refrain from commenting and scroll forward if that’s the case) “Believe Women” is a little initiative i’m going to run for awareness through my platform. It’s my small attempt to bring to light REAL stories of harassment/rape/assault women have faced at the hands of some sick minded individuals so some of us can understand how deep rooted this sickness is and how it effects women. 4-5 days of true stories by real women. I’m so proud of EACH of you for sharing your stories. Together we’re stronger and there’s some consolation in knowing we’re not alone. You’re our true life heroes! ❤️❤️ Hiding identities because you know why. Any negative comments will be blocked too. Please refrain from hate! Just listen and read carefully. Mindfully. With God as my witness, I share only stories that have been shared in my inbox by real women. Not 1 of them is a made up story. And these stories just don’t come from Pakistan, it’s an issue around the WORLD. So please don’t think I’m doing a disservice to anyone. I’m just trying to get you guys thinking about where we went wrong. Featuring on day #1: Such incidences trigger severe anxiety and trauma for most victims. It’s a scary feeling. My advice would be to speak up in public spaces and tell people around you that an individual is making you uncomfortable, but when you’re 14, it’s difficult to even comprehend what’s truly going on. Educate your girls!! Swipe right ➡️➡️➡️ for the whole story! #metoo #harrasment #rapeawareness FLOODED BY STORIES SO WILL POST ANOTHER SERIES IN A BIT

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Trigger warning: THESE stories may cause severe distress to those who’ve been through these experiences so proceed with caution. My inbox is flooded and the stories are heart wrenching! Some of them so bad that I feel like it’ll be too much to handle if you’ll read it publicly. Sharing some more harrowing stories here for perceptive. “Believe Women” is a little initiative i’m going to run for awareness through my platform. It’s my little attempt to bring to light REAL stories of harassment/rape/assault women have faced at the hands of some sick minded individuals so some of us can understand how deep rooted this matter is. One week of true stories by real women. I’m so proud of EACH of you for sharing your stories. Together we’re stronger and there’s some consolation in knowing that we’re not alone. You’re our true life heroes! ❤️❤️ Hiding identities because you know why. Any negative comments will be blocked too. Please refrain from negativity. Also this isn’t an attack on ALL Pakistani men but for men in general, world over. This is a problem across nations! Feature 2! Such incidences trigger severe anxiety and trauma for most victims. It’s a scary feeling. My advice would be to speak up in public spaces and tell people around you that an individual is making you uncomfortable, but when you’re 14, it’s difficult to even comprehend what’s truly going on. Educate your girls. AND YOUR BOYS. #rapesurvivor #harrassment #metoo

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Trigger warning: THESE stories may cause severe distress to those who’ve been through these experiences so proceed with caution. This series are some of the MOST DISGUSTING CASES because the culprits are ‘close’ to us. Many times the men who molest kids are close friends, family and other relatives! Sickening to the core. Be vigilant and teach your children. My inbox is flooded and the stories are heart wrenching! Some of them so bad that I feel like it’ll be too much to handle if you’ll read it publicly. Sharing some more harrowing stories here for perspective. “Believe Women” is a little initiative i’m going to run for awareness through my platform. It’s my little attempt to bring to light REAL stories of harassment/rape/assault women have faced at the hands of some sick minded individuals so some of us can understand how deep rooted this matter is. Some true stories by real women. I’m so proud of EACH of you for sharing your stories. Together we’re stronger and there’s some consolation in knowing that we’re not alone. You’re our true life heroes! ❤️❤️ Hiding identities because you know why. Any negative comments will be blocked too. Please refrain from negativity. Also this isn’t an attack on ALL Pakistani men but for men in general, world over. This is a problem across nations! Feature 3! Such incidences trigger severe anxiety and trauma for most victims. It’s a scary feeling. My advice would be to speak up in public spaces and tell people around you that an individual is making you uncomfortable, but when you’re 14, it’s difficult to even comprehend what’s truly going on. Educate your girls. AND YOUR BOYS. #rapesurvivor #harrassment #metoo

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THESE WILL BE THE LAST OF THE STORIES I SHARE. It’s been hard reading these even though I promise you my inbox is FLOODED!!! With even more horror stories. BUT ONCE AGAIN I THANK EACH OF YOU WOMEN. Each of you. You’re my hero. You’re not alone. You will never be embarrassed. Infact you’re the bravest for having survived such sickness and coming out stronger These stories are HORRIFIC!!!!! Please believe these women. I haven’t shared some stories for I am DISGUSTED beyond belief. May Allah protect our women, children and animals from having their bodies violated. May He give the harshest punishment to those who commit such a crime. #rapeawareness #harrassment #metoo

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TRIGGER WARNING!! EXPLICIT CONTENT. Please read at your own discretion! Last post on the stories for BELIEVE WOMEN shared to me in my inbox which is FLOODED. Men have horror stories of abuse as well. 🙁 THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE WORST OF HUMANITY. THESE WOMEN WANT TO BE HEARD. Your children need to be educated, your relatives and friends need to be called out and repent and be PUNISHED. This kind of violence ruins lives. People stay alive but they’re dead on the inside!!! I know these stories are too much, but the victims want them shared. This will end my series today though, I myself can’t handle the anger, frustration and hate I feel for these men we call FAMILY. Please don’t be embarrassed by them, they are the ones who need to be embarrassed and punished. Also, this is the case WORLD over, you’re never safe. To these ladies, you’re loved, you will be loved, you deserve love and may you live happy lives always! #rapeawareness #rapesurvivor

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