Pakistan continues to face extreme economic and social challenges as a result of ongoing sectarian violence, corruption and low economic growth. The impact of large-scale disasters, including floods and earthquakes, has displaced millions causing further hardship. More than a third of Pakistan’s population live below the poverty line, and the country ranks as one of the world’s worst in terms of gender equality. Your support is helping to tackle the root causes of poverty in Pakistan through the delivery of essential healthcare services for rural families, in particular child and maternal care, and providing young girls with opportunities for the future through improved access to quality education.
How you’re helping
With your help Act for Peace’s partner, Community World Service Asia, delivers preventative and curative healthcare services to rural families in Umerkot District in Sindh Province. The healthcare program prioritises child and maternal health, helping to combat high levels newborn and maternal mortality by providing vulnerable mothers with access to quality reproductive healthcare services.
Your support is also now helping to address the gender gap in education and improving the quality of educational opportunities available for girls in rural areas of Pakistan. Increased training and professional development opportunities particularly for female teachers improves the quality of teaching and through support to community awareness raising sessions on the importance of girls’ education, you’re helping to ensure girls are able to attend school and learn productively in the classroom.