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The International Rural Women Day was observed to honor the rural women who make up ¼ of the world’s population. Improving the working conditions of rural women, and recognizing the important role they play in society is an important step in the sustainability of the system. Community World Service Asia is proud to be supporting the spirited rural women of Interior Sindh since 2012. Our aim is to support rural women by strengthening their livelihoods, while managing risks and creating opportunities at the same time.

Watch the video to hear Mahrukh’s phenomenal story about her enterprise

As part of the Girls Education Projects in Afghanistan, skills based classes along with the regular curriculum are added to the school routine. Through this component of the project, 60 skills based classes on topics such as role playing, painting, drawing, hand embroidery, health & hygiene, glass painting, stitching and dyeing are conducted in project participating schools per year. This gives girls a chance to learn different skills and also empowers them economically in their future lives. Activities such as debates, speech delivery, and participating in school level competitions, which are also part of this component of the project, helps build the confidence and self-esteem of these young school-going girls in the Nangarhar and Laghman provinces of Afghanistan.

This is not the original name. The student’s name has been changed to protect the participant’s confidentiality.

For the second consecutive year, an extreme heat wave has hit South Asia. To prevent the loss of lives, we have been working towards spreading awareness via social media and radio. Our health centers running in various parts of Sindh have been equipped to provide immediate care to those suffering from heat-related illnesses. In this video message, we would like to appeal to our partners and donors to support us further as we continue to save lives of the vulnerable.

Thank you to the support of all our international partners who have helped launch the response to this life threatening natural calamity! Y Care International The United Methodist Church Church of Scotland CWS Start Network UMCOR – United Methodist Committee On Relief