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Small comments lead to big initiatives

Two weeks ago, a member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s Sustainable Development Goals Taskforce wanted to initiate a movement to ban plastic bags in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and discussed it with…  


Promoting eco-tourism for peace and development in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Perched on the edge of a thick forest — overlooking pristine valleys, alpine meadows, snow-clad mountains, and fresh-water springs—Gabeen Jabba is destined become the next top tourist destination in…  


Safe Drinking Water Scheme Provides Relief to Local Residents in Gilgit-Baltistan

With the magnificence and scale of its size and beauty, the mountainous regions in Gilgit-Baltistan are an attractive destination for tourists. Sadly, few are aware of the hardships faced by the…  


UNDP helps bring clean drinking water to Gole Tassu village in Gilgit-Baltistan

Bushra, Batool, a school teacher, had lived and worked in Skardu before moving to Gole village. Despite being located only 32 km away from the bustling city of Skardu in Gilgit Baltistan, Bushra felt…  


Defying all odds to serve justice

Senior Constable Meena Khan hails from Gandapur tribe of Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province where strong cultural mores prevent women from working outside their homes. Khan broke from…  


Rukhsana Bibi was served justice free of cost

Rukhsana Bibi belongs to an area in Khyber Pakhtunwa province where women lack access to fundamental rights and where rights’ violation is a common practice. Life for Rukhsana Bibi had never been…  


Local Shop Provides Access to Basic Household Supplies

On a typical summer day, Malik Muhammad Nadir, a resident of Killi Sultan Shah, could be seen shuffling through the desert in scorching heat to nearby villages carrying a tin storage box. The storage…  


Empowering rural women to support sustainable livelihoods

Life had not been easy for Bibi Hajra as a single mother. Each day started with her travelling long distances to reach houses in a relatively better-off neighbourhood — where she worked as a domestic…  


Building inclusive societies

“…. without equality and empowerment, we will simply perpetuate today’s paradigm: trying to address all the world’s challenges with only half the world’s assets,” said UN Deputy Secretary-General…  


Farisa Memon: Strengthening Social Cohesion in Multi-Ethnic Neighbourhoods of Karachi

Farisa Memon is a 27 year old volunteer social worker from Saadi Town, a multi-ethnic neighbourhood in Karachi. Farisa started her social mobilization work by encouraging local young women to enrol in…  

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