Painting Pakistani towns red with women's harrowing stories of fear, abuse and survival

Click here for our special IWD section, and be sure to return throughout the day for updates and new features. As cars and motorbikes rev their engines and fruit vendors sell their wares on one of the busiest roads in Lahore in one of the biggest and most vibrant cities in Pakistan, an orange scarf flutters in the breeze. Daubed with paint, you can see the words on the scarf on closer inspection. It is one of a row of clothes hanging on a washing line on which women have painted their own #MeToo stories for the country’s Aurat March to mark International Women’s Day on March 8. The stories mak…

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