Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy launches seventh animated short film ‘Forced Marriage – Zabardasti Ki Shaadi’

SOC Films has released the seventh animated short film from the series “AAGAHI” titled “Forced Marriage [Zabardasti Ki Shaadi]”. Indeed, AAGAHI is a public service campaign with an aim to educate women about their legal rights in Pakistan. The series was earlier nominated at The 66th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the Sustainable Development Goals Lions in the Gender Equality category.

According to Pakistani law, every girl is free to choose who to marry. In this episode of the series, “Forced Marriage [Zabardasti Ki Shaadi]”, the film describes what can be considered as a forced marriage and highlights existing laws that currently exist to protect women and children from this practice.