In pictures: Another year of struggle, resilience for Kashmiri women

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Women are being celebrated today across the globe as 8 March is observed as International Women’s Day. The day has been celebrated for over a century now. Today, women are celebrated for their political, economic, social, and cultural achievements.

This year, the theme for International Women’s Day is “Choose To Challenge” as “change comes from a challenge”. The day is celebrated globally, highlighting the role of women in society – their struggles, and achievements.

As part of the International Women’s Day, The Kashmir Walla documents the year of continued struggle, resilience, and hope of Kashmiri women who had to endure another round of difficult times.

Woman stopped at security check during a lockdown in Srinagar. Photograph by Umer Asif for The Kashmir Walla.
Hafeeza, mother of Javaid Matto, who is a victim of enforced disappearance. Photograph by Umer Asif for The Kashmir Walla.
Fisherwomen along Boulevard road. Photograph by Umer Asif for The Kashmir Walla.
Policewomen at 26 January parade. Photograph by Umer Asif for The Kashmir Walla.
Women protesters in Budgam. Photograph by Umer Asif for The Kashmir Walla.
Relative of a policeman killed during an encounter. Photograph by Umer Asif for The Kashmir Walla.
Kabra Altaf is a judo player from Nishat. Photograph by Umer Asif for The Kashmir Walla.
Woman praying at Hazratbal shrine. Photograph by Umer Asif for The Kashmir Walla.

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