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Return of Peace and Hope in Swat

Once popularly known for its breath-taking beauty, the valley of Swat has suffered from some complex crisis situations over the last couple of years at the hands of the militants. The rise and reign of militancy in Swat had several adverse ramifications. It took a heavy toll on the people and area. more

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Seamstress stitches together a secure future

Rukhsana, 40, lives in the Malikyar village in District Haripur with her husband and four children. When her husband was laid off from a local factory, they relied on the support of their extended family. As a result, Rukhsana decided to become financially independent and started sewing clothes for more

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Strengthening Village Communities through Seed Funding

“The only source of our income is from cultivation and because of the damaged irrigation channel it was hard to live even and fulfill our basic needs. Now that these channels are rehabilitated we would be able again to earn something for our kids and live a dignified life,” said Bakht Mula Jan residmore

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UNDP supported skills training programme gives women of FATA options and alternatives

  By Naheed Afridi, Social Organiser   For the past year I have been a women’s social organiser with the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) Programme in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). I had an opportunity to visit the Khyber Agency and hear the voices and themore