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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…  


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…  


School of Hope: Education for the Underprivileged

The goal to achieve Universal Primary Education in Pakistan is hampered by insufficient number of schools, teacher absenteeism, and poor quality of education. These governance related challenges…  


Solar Powered Plant brings Clean Drinking Water to a Remote Village in Balochistan

For the past decade or so, Balochistan province has been affected by recurring droughts. Lack of water availability forced many people to migrate to distant towns—the situation deteriorated to a…  


Rehabilitation efforts bring children back to school

Until less than a year ago, Sakina Bibi and Zabihullah, still in the early years of childhood, spent their days running household errands — a sharp contrast to the carefree lives led by most children…  


Providing relief to small-scale farmers in the drought-affected Noshki District

For almost fifteen years, close to 12 million people living in the Southwestern province of Balochistan have been affected by water scarcity. With extreme levels of poverty and unemployment in many…  


If you can dream it, you can do it

“It was a bold decision to drop out of university and start my own business, that too when I had no specialised training in the field, but I did my best to convince my father. It took an entire year…  

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