Mahira Khan joins Commonwealth in saying no more to sexual, domestic violence

LAHORE  – Prominent Pakistan actor Mahira Khan has joined the Commonwealth to say no more to sexual and domestic violence against women and girls while sharing distressing stats of increased incidents during the coronavirus lockdown.

In a video posted on Instagram, she said, “This is Mahira Khan from Pakistan and I am proud to join the Commonwealth in saying no more. No more to sexual and domestic violence […] Please join me in committing to speaking up and taking action. My name is Mahira Khan and today I say no more. No more blame, no more excuses, and no more shame.”

The video was shared with caption, “We must act now. The problem is deep rooted. It’s the mindset that needs to be tackled. Shame on those who commit the crime. Shame on us, who remain silent. Our curriculums need to be changed. Our narratives in our dramas/films need to revisited. We need to be mindful of what we teach our children and what we put out. Join the conversation.

“Violence against women and girls ( in a lot of cases men and boys) is a hidden pandemic which destroys lives, communities and economies around the world. The heinous rape that happened on the motorway is a clear indication of this.”