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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy launches 6th animated short film from AAGAHI titled ‘Filing for Divorce’

A public service campaign to educate women about their legal rights in Pakistan

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SOC Films has released the sixth animated short film from the series “AAGAHI” titled “Filing for Divorce [Khula Laynay Ka Tareeqa]”.

AAGAHI is a public service campaign which aims to educate women about their legal rights in Pakistan. The sixth animated short film, “Filing for Divorce [Khula Laynay Ka Tareeqa]” explains the process of filing for a Khula (divorce) through the courts. The video answers questions about registering the divorce, who keeps custody of the children, and whether or not the wife has to return the mehr given by her husband.

AAGAHI is a series of 14 short animated films conceptualized, produced and directed by SOC Films, helmed by Two-Time Academy Award Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, which cover topics such as the law, its interpretation and the safety that it provides to the victim. This will also include the legislation, as stated in the Pakistan Penal Code, and the various case laws, which have been passed or revised in the recent years.

One of Pakistan’s leading actresses, Aamina Sheikh has lent her voice for the series, which is also being shared free of cost with all news and media channels for dissemination across the country.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.