Two young women in Karachi, who began an online movement to take back the traditionally male domain of the tea stall or “dhaba”, have seen a huge response on social media. Sadia Khatri and Natasha Ansari started the hashtag #girlsatdhabas in May and began curating images sent to them on their Tumblr of the same name. Dhabas are roadside tea and food stalls in India and Pakistan, usually frequented by men or by women who are accompanied by men. Khatri and Ansari hope to reclaim these public spaces as safe environments for women to socialize, as well as encourage dialogue in Pakistan about equality for women.
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