Do not be misled by the depiction of Pakistani women in popular media. While the thought of Pakistani women may conjure a stereotypical oppressed and burqa-clad image, times are changing fast.
The reality is that women in Pakistan are striving to leave a strong impression by participating in social and political activities across the country. More encouragingly, women in rural areas are also breaching social barriers and raising their voice against excesses committed against them. While not many of these women are highly educated or in an influential position, winds of change have certainly started to blow.