Although women in Pakistan face particular challenges, more than one in every five people live on less than US$1.25 a day. This makes Pakistan the poorest country in south Asia and has led to widespread hunger and malnutrition.

High levels of poverty are compounded by frequent disasters including floods, droughts, earthquakes and conflict.

Young people in Pakistan
With one fifth of Pakistan’s population made up of young people aged between 15 and 24, creating opportunities the country’s youth to work their way out of poverty and lead healthy lives is essential.

Young women face particular challenges in Pakistan, often finding it hard to participate in income earning activities due to conservative cultural and religious values.  

Our work in Pakistan
Y Care International works in Pakistan in partnership with Community World Service. We work together to support women in Umerkot district in Sindh Province – a particularly poor area of Pakistan – to earn more and have a say in their futures.  

We involve both men and women in work to understand and address gender inequality. This ensures young women have the skills and confidence to speak up and claim their rights, and men respect them.

Explore what we do in Pakistan

PODCAST: Stitching Up Poverty – Episode 5: Education

Pakistan

Enterprise & Employability, Monitoring and Evaluation

PODCAST: Stitching Up Poverty – Episode 4: Violence Against Women

Pakistan

Enterprise & Employability, Monitoring and Evaluation

PODCAST: Stitching Up Poverty – Episode 3: Child Marriage

Pakistan

Enterprise & Employability, Monitoring and Evaluation

PODCAST: Stitching Up Poverty – Episode 2: Impact On Men

Pakistan

Enterprise & Employability, Monitoring and Evaluation

PODCAST: Stitching Up Poverty in Pakistan

Pakistan

Enterprise & Employability, Monitoring and Evaluation, Y Care BLOG

BLOG: Stitching-up Poverty in Pakistan

Pakistan

Monitoring and Evaluation, Y Care BLOG

Closing the Learning Loop – How to extend the ownership of evaluation findings to project beneficiaries?

Pakistan

Monitoring and Evaluation

Awareness-raising starts to prevent deaths during Pakistan heatwave

Pakistan

Life-saving information will be provided to prevent heatstroke and dehydration, and six first aid centres will provide immediate treatment to up to 60,000 people. Photo: Harriet Knox

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Pakistan’s road to recovery after 2010 floods

Pakistan

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Tackling crises in 2012: how you’ve helped this year

Haiti, Madagascar, Pakistan

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Notes from the field: Reducing the risk of disasters in Asia

Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Terry Waite joins UK homeless to raise funds for Pakistan flood victims

Pakistan

Terry Waite CBE, Y Care International founder raising funds for the 2011 Pakistan floods emergency appeal. Photo: Sue Wheat

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Pakistan update

Pakistan

Photo: Peter Hovring/ACT

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Pakistan emergency: 8,000 families receive shelter, water and hygiene aid

Pakistan

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Pakistan Floods Appeal launched

Pakistan

Photo: Peter Hovring/ACT

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

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