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AWAZ UTHE GI : Join The Largest Anti-Terrorism Campaign

Awaz Uthe Gi is a collaborative campaign by the youth of Pakistan to demand an end to the rampant terrorism in the country. The terrorists are well known;and so are those aiding and abetting them; whether they hold political offices or are represented by certain institutions.

We will no longer settle for or be placated by lip-service condemnations or farces of “inquiry” committees which lead to no decisive action for the perpetrators of heinous violent acts. Vows of justice being ensured is an insult not only to the families of 50,000 Pakistanis who have sacrificed their lives, but to our dignity as human beings as well.

Here’s how YOU can Honor our martyrs like Aitezaz & Ch.Aslam:
WRITER.
If you can write well, or just simply write from the heart, a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif demanding an end to terrorism is what you’ll have to write. Doesn’t have to be too long, it can be in English or in Urdu. Just write it as a Pakistani citizen, addressing the PM. Take a photo of it, or post it as a note or a status on your profile and set its privacy to Public. Tag it with the hash-tag #AwazUtheyGi, so the team behind the campaign can track all the entries. Hundreds, hopefully thousands, of people posting the letters on their profiles will have a massive impact. Be a part of the impact!

PHOTOGRAPHER.
If you’re a photographer, gather a few people, make them hold placards or plain papers with anti-terrorism slogans and messages, or just ‘Awaz Uthey Gi’, written on them. Also write the city and country the people are based in, at the end of the slogan. Photograph them, upload the pictures on your profile, or photography page if you have one. Set the album privacy to Public and include ‘#AwazUtheyGi’ somewhere i in the title of the album so we can track the entries. You don’t have to photograph too many people, just 3-4, or even just yourself posing with the placard would work perfectly. Hundreds, hopefully thousands, of people posting their pictures will have a massive impact. Be a part of the impact!

FILMMAKER/VIDEOGRAPHER
If you’re a videographer, you can work on a short video filming several people saying ‘Mein khara/khari hoon dehshatgardi ke khilaf’/’I demand an end to terrorism’/’Dehshatgardi khatam karo’ or a variation of these, or any other precise message you think can work. Hundreds of people posting their videos will have a massive impact. Be a part of the impact!

ARTIST.
If you’re an illustrator, painter, graphic designer, or are good at any form of visual art, make a piece on the theme of anti-terrorism. No rules or regulations, you have full creative freedom as long as you stick to the theme. Post it on your profiles, set the privacy to Public, and include #AwazUtheyGi in the caption/description of the image so we can track the entries. Hundreds of people posting their work will have a massive impact. Be a part of the impact!

MUSICIAN.
If you’re a musician, do a cover of any English or Urdu peace themed song. Post it on SoundCloud, or any portal you’d like to use, share it on your Facebook with the hashtag #AwazUtheyGi and set the privacy of the post to Public so we can track all the entries. Hundreds of people posting their work will have a massive impact. Be a part of the impact!

If you don’t fit in any of these categories, YOU can still be a part of this. We need to make this a huge success, and for that we’ll need people to share everything about the campaign on their social media profiles once we launch. YOU can be the driving force behind its success. Share the content once its out and tell your friends and family to share it too. Help us make this big!

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Alizeh Khaleeli

Photojournalist, wedding photographer & writer inspired by life and it's realities.

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