Sadia Khatri and Natasha Ansari were compelled to start the hashtag #girlsatdhabas in hopes of making room for women to visit dhabas (a roadside tea and food stall typically found in Southeast Asia) as often they life without restrictions.
Women only frequent the male-dominated dhabas if escorted by men.
Khatri and Ansari began posting selfies using the hashtag #girlsatdhabas in May. Since then, the hashtag has picked up with girls all-around southeast Asia. The two have created a Tumblr page to curate images sent to them. Men have also posed in the selfies to show their support of integrating women at dhabas.
Both Khatri and Ansari hope that the movement fosters a safer environment for women and encourages a forward approach to the conversation on gender equality in Pakistan.
Check out a few of the selfies below to see the women (and men) of the #girlsatdhabas movement.
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