SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY launches Pakistan’s first dedicated digital platform for the minorities, “WHITE IN THE FLAG”

An SOC Films initiative, WHITE IN THE FLAG will highlight important issues that affect minorities living in Pakistan, while attempting to create a discourse about the experience of being a minority in Pakistan.

Two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy proudly launches Pakistan’s first dedicated digital platform for the minorities, “WHITE IN THE FLAG”. An SOC Films initiative, https://whiteintheflag.com will highlight important issues that affect minorities living in Pakistan, while attempting to create a discourse about the experience of being a minority in Pakistan.

Indeed, embracing a digital mindset has become an essential and a daily feature of how a civil society communicates, persuades, informs and advocates. With “WHITE IN THE FLAG”, Chinoy aims to provide a platform in the form of an interactive website that can be used as a major tool for students, activists and legislators on the issues confronting minority groups by exhibiting a variety of resources associated with religious minority groups in order to advance the relevant policy initiatives.

“Approximately 3.8% of Pakistan’s population is its minorities, yet the voices of these communities are often suppressed – between forced conversions, abductions, terrorism at their places of worship and target killings, Pakistan’s minorities face an uphill battle just to exist. With WHITE IN THE FLAG, we want to ensure that citizens experiencing religious discrimination in our society are able to have their voices heard on issues that are important to them, protect and promote their rights, have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives and communities” said Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on the launch of this platform.

Conversations related to minority groups in Pakistan happen in isolation. Chinoy believes that with the rapid changes happening around the state of human rights in Pakistan, it is essential to have a focused dialogue with all necessary facts. This resource will record the history, present and future of the minority groups in Pakistan with an aim to help students, advocates, and the minority groups to use the content on the website to weigh, spread awareness and understand the history, present and future.

Press Release by Lotus PR

Sundus

Sundus is a Media Professional and has work experience of Electronic, Print and Web media as well, She has been working as Fashion Journalist in different web and print magazines and as Radio Broadcaster since 2006. She has worked with different TV stations both form Lahore and Islamabad; besides working as content manager, voice over artist and as Producer, she has got the chance to appear on screen as Program Host. She is a PhD Scholar in Media & Communication Studies in University Utara Malaysia. She can be approached via tweet @TheRealSundus

View all posts