FES has developed a study on "Contradictions and ambiguities of feminism in Pakistan" recently. This study is about exploring the fourth wave feminism in Pakistan.
Since 2018 a new wave of feminism has swept across Pakistan consisting mainly of a younger generation of women and other genders. The current fourth wave however, marked a tectonic shift in the feminist landscape in Pakistan and inaugurated an entirely new phase in feminist struggles by challenging and deconstructing the hallowed private sphere of the family, community, and society.
The marginalized ideas of non-binary persons, non-reproductive and alternative sexual expression were mainstreamed. By reclaiming public spaces and inserting the personal into the heart of the political, the new wave feminists at once dissolved the false dichotomies of the public / private, productive / reproductive, and personal / political spheres.
In order to discuss the study and its findings, FES assumes that a theatre performance based on that would is an innovative way of reaching audience of various backgrounds.