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A young girl wearing a light blue school uniform crouches over a water pot outdoors, she is smiling as she splashes clean water from the pot over her face to cool off after the walk home from school.

Women-led Inclusive WASH Jirgas building resilience in Pakistan

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 05:26 PM

A student returning from school washes her face using clean water from the nearby water source in district Buner, Pakistan. (IRC Pakistan)

“I had to go to fetch water approx....

Shah Bano is using the newly installed piped water system to fill the tank in her rural village in Pakistan

From nightly walks to fetch water to solar-powered piped water to her home

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2022 04:36 PM

“After years of suffering, it is so hard to believe that I have water available at home," says Shah Bano, "I do not have to go out of the house at night to fetch water...

Women from Dandi Kot village in Buner district, Pakistan, carrying water vessels on their heads

LIFE changing attitudes rural women at the centre of WASH decision making in Pakistan

Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 01:12 PM

Ms. Gulzari, a mother-of-three, would spend up to 10 hours a day fetching water for her family in northern Pakistan.

Like many other residents of Dandi Kot Village in the Buner...

An intellectually disabled woman sits with her mother and a Transformation Facilitator in a village in Pakistan, she is learning hw to manage her period safely and hygienically

Changing two lives at a time in Pakistan with tailored menstrual health and hygiene sessions

Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:06 PM

Rifat’s individually tailored session has helped her to manage her period on her own, with confidence (International Rescue Committee, Pakistan)

More than 800 million...

A disabled man in a rural village in Pakistan is sitting on his mobility device and smiling at the camera

Small steps create big change for Wazir and his family in Pakistan

Posted on Monday, March 15, 2021 04:32 PM

Sometimes it is small, simple steps that can have a big impact on the health and wellbeing of a family. When Wazir met the IRC team in village Krapa in Pakistan, they...

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