Our Stories

image

Street theatre spreads voter awareness and encourages participation in elections

“These kinds of programmes will make us realise our roles and responsibilities because majority of us are not aware about our rights and responsibilities of a good citizen, observed Ayesha Kamal following a recent street theatre performance on civic education. While voter turnout in general electimore

image

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

image

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

image

Training Polling Staff for Credible Elections

More than 86 million voters were registered to vote in the 2013 Pakistan General Elections. Almost 70,000 polling stations were needed to facilitate them and each polling station required well-trained staff to manage polling. The training of this staff plays an instrumental role in guaranteeing the more

image

Women taking the lead in training staff for the general elections

"Our vote is our voice. If we do not vote, we will not get the leadership that we need to reduce inflation, eradicate poverty and provide access to good quality education," said Zameer Akhtar. Zameer Akhtar, 28, is participating in the electoral process for the very first time. Being a wommore

image

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

image

UNDP-Higher Education Commission Fellowships helping students realize their dreams

“I belong to a province where development indicators have not shown any substantive progress, so I intend to go back and work on social development as I know the priorities of the area”. Born in the small town of Pishin, Zia Ud Din is the eldest of six brothers and four sisters, but he considers himmore