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Call Centre in Peshawar reaches out to the displaced persons in FATA

Due to insecurity and the recent on-going military operation, most of the internally displaced people (IDPs) from North Waziristan Agency (NWA) have taken refuge in host communities in the bordering districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province including Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Hangu and Kmore

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Local communities improve livelihoods by repairing water channels

The coastal area of district Badin in Sindh province was covered with mud during the floods in 2010. This affected land productivity as well as livelihoods of the surrounding communities whose main source of income was the production of agricultural crops. A large number of people rely on this watermore

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Clean water quenches thirst in FATA

By Rahat Shinwari, Behaviour Change and Communication Officer The Khyber Agency, in the north of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), has suffered from numerous problems for decades. Not least of these is the fact that many residents lack access to clean drinking water as a result more

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Community based organizations boost economic growth

The people of Bahar Shah village in Punjab province, rely on the fertile land adjoining Indus River as their main source of sustenance. Villagers have been cultivating and selling sugarcane, wheat and cotton crops for generations. However, the floods of 2010 changed everything. The worst floods in Pmore

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Women's Organisation brings education to girls in Balochistan

“I want to become a teacher after completing my education,” says 9-year old Kulsoom, a student of fifth grade in the Government Girls Primary School, in Killi Sardar Nabi Bux, a village in Balochistan province. Her friend Nazima, 10, wants to become a doctor and serve her community. Only one year agmore

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Street Theatre Educates Voters and Creates Awareness

While voter turnout in the General Elections has increased from its historic low of 35% in 1997 to 44% in 2008, Pakistan still has the lowest voter turnout in South Asia. The lack of voter trust and education has been identified as one of the primary reasons behind this indifference and lack of partmore

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Women Master Trainers Provide Training on the New Elections Results Management System

"Women always face barriers when working in a society which does not encourage them to accomplish or carry out their roles as equal citizens. To make a difference and make sure that the voices of females are heard, I decided to take an active part in the elections porcess," says Attia Bhutmore

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Empowering Women in the Garments Industry

After getting married and giving birth to five children, Jahan’s world was completely changed by the sudden and unexpected death of her husband. Her parents and siblings did pitch in financially but eventually, could not continue bearing the cost of her children. Jahan had no technical skills and hamore

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Empowering Women through Skill Generation in the Garments Industry

After getting married and giving birth to five children, Jahan’s world was completely changed by the sudden and unexpected death of her husband. Her parents and siblings did pitch in financially but eventually, could not continue bearing the cost of her children. Jahan had no technical skills and hamore

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The first-ever woman candidate contesting in general elections from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas

"I decided to serve the people of FATA to the best of my ability," said Badam Zari, National Assembly Candidate from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Badam Zari, 45, is the first-ever woman candidate contesting in the May 11 general elections from the Federally Administered Tribamore