Cultivable Land Creating Opportunities for Pakistani Women
Sindh government initiated a first-of-its-kind pilot project in 2008 to distribute 91,000 hectares of cultivable state land to thousands of poor and landless peasants, with specific focus on women. The Province of Sindh has traditionally been a patriarchal society mainly sustained by agriculture. While women have always played a vital […]
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Is democracy at fault – or is just sheer ignorance to blame?
In the wake of the devastating floods all over Pakistan in 2010 and the recent rain-wrought disaster in 2011 in Badin one thing is certain – if people beforehand had little faith in our democracy’s ability to handle a disaster of this magnitude, they have almost none now. Obviously, the reason for […]
In the wake of mass flooding: the uncertain path home
Nothing is more frightening than witnessing the extremities of climate change & there is no starker example of this in recent history than the flooding of the desert areas in the Thar and Badin district of Pakistan. As part of a community-based relief organization I had the misfortune to experience this […]