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Paving the Way for Women Empowerment

For the first time in her 103 years, Muhammad Jaan feels productive and actively takes part in her village community meetings. She is one of the most elderly Women Community Organization members and lives in a small village Padhana, district Haripur. For her, this village is synonymous to her life. more

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Livestock and vocational tools boost livelihoods post floods

District Badin in Sindh province was severely affected by the floods in 2011 and around 1.52 million houses were damaged. The devastation caused by the floods worsened the living conditions of people residing in the villages. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facilitmore

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Women Presiding Officers Prepare for the General Elections

"These elections are crucial for Pakistan's democracy. We will perform our duties honestly and with utmost determination. I hope the caretaker government supports us on 11 May and ensures the security of the polling staff," said Riffat Rehmani. Riffat Rehmani, 40, will be taking part more

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Rehabilitation of a Link Road Makes Life Easier for Villagers

“I had to carry fire word and dry straw on my shoulders that was extremely difficult to manage. I use my wheel barrow now. Rebuilding of this road has not only provided me relief but also saved my time. Now I give more time to my studies,” said Rahmat Ali, a student of grade five. Damghar link roadmore

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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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Electoral Security Trainings help Mitigate Violence on Election Day

"Pakistan’s fragile democracy cannot afford for the General Elections to suffer from violence as it only leads to disputes, disenfranchisement, and further disillusionment with the democratic setup", said Abdul Waheed, Commandant Police Training College Hangu. Following international expermore

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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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Women earn income by repairing houses post floods

The Research and Development for Human Resources (RDHR) with support of UNDP, GEF, & JAPAN Official Development Assistance, reached the backward and most flood affected areas to assist with financial help through cash for work. One of the beneficiaries included Allah Bachai, 20, who is disabled 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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Strengthening Women's role in Rule of Law

"Obedience to rule of law is imperative on elections day. We must ensure that no electoral violence or conflict takes place on elections day," said Anila Kanwal. Anila Kanwal, 20, has been working as a police constable for almost three years. Based in Manshera, the same city where she gremore