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A small group of transgender women take part in a workshop.

Including the Excluded: Building Climate Resilience with the SGM Community in Pakistan

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 05:09 PM

Transgender women participate in an IRC program that focuses on life skills and mental health support in Peshawar, Pakistan, (Photo: IRC Pakistan/ Mansoor Alam Khatta)


Girl students in a schoolyard in Peshawar, Pakistan, standing in a group with their arms raised in unity facing the camera. They are wearing white dupatta (head scarves) and shalwar (pants) and blue kameez (tunics).

Wasting less, recycling more: Girls behind a green transformation in Pakistan

Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2024 12:03 PM

In rural Pakistan, schoolgirs are leading a green transformation (IRC Pakistan / Saima Javaid)

The need for female education for climate action has been recognised widely by...

Two young Pakistani girls wearing long black scarfs that are draped over their heads and shoulders stand side-by-side in front of a toilet block. A basin with a shelf and mirror above it can be seen between two closed wooden doors that make up the toilet facilities behind them.

LIFE lessons on inclusive WASH action in Pakistan

Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2023 03:49 PM

Using sign language to communicate with an IRC team member, these two young girls expressed their gratitude for the new toilets at their school for children with with hearing...

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...

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