Organizers of an International Women’s Day march in Pakistan say they have had death and rape threats on social media over the event, which prompted complaints from some conservative groups.
Nighat Daad told Reuters that the march organizers are looking into filing a complaint with Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Authority about the online harassment.
“It has gone too far in terms of death and rape threats to the organizers and also to the marchers,” Daad said, adding that one of the threatening accounts had been suspended by Twitter.
The event, which attracted tens of thousands of women on March 8, was only the second of its kind in Pakistan, which a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll found to be the sixth most dangerous country for women in 2018.
A Human Rights Watch report last year estimated that 1,000 “honor killings” -- the practice of relatives murdering girls or women because they think the victim has brought shame or dishonor on the family -- take place in Pakistan each year.
Another march organizer, who asked not to be identified, said the backlash “shows that this collective organization of women has threatened the patriarchal forces”.
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