01/20/2012 | Maimoona Shahzadi
We are not as politically aware, we mostly watch Pakistan state TV and there is not too much news on this channel. But even though the people are not following the news avidly, there is uncertainty in the air. And people do want change now.
01/16/2012 | Kaidia Samaké
Kaidia speaks about how her community has dealt with rain shortages and drought over recent years.
01/13/2012 | Bhan Sahu
“It is the second time in six months that I had been called to the police station. The last time it happened, my landlord asked me to vacate the house immediately, saying he didn’t want any trouble. In the police station they asked me if I knew any Maoists.”
01/11/2012 | Maimoona Shahzadi
The stagnant pool of water would last for days and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. It was especially hazardous for the younger children and older guardians who came to drop and pick up the children. There had been instances when they would fall into the dirty water.
01/09/2012 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati
Takhelchangbam Ambravati talks about her work in Manipur supporting women who live with domestic violence.
01/04/2012 | Bhan Sahu
In her first blog, Bhan Sahu tells us about rural entrepreneurs in the Indian village of Vihiri, who are taking their futures in their own hands.
12/22/2011 | Stella Paul
Meet Bhan Sahu our new blogger from Chhattisgarh, India where the government is facing an armed uprising by Maoist guerrillas. Bhan works with people from marginalised communities – mostly women.
12/21/2011 | Maimoona Shahzadi
On December 25 we plan to celebrate Quaid-e-azam day. It means “father of the nation” and commemorates the birthday of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of our country. We don’t celebrate Christmas, but we do teach the children the importance of international events and special days.
12/19/2011 | Kaidia Samaké
Failed harvests and low food reserves in the Sahel, particularly Mali, Chad, Mauritania and Burkina Faso, means millions of people are facing a food crisis in early 2012. Kaidia Samaké explains how the lack of rain has caused her own harvests to fail and what this means for her and her children.
12/16/2011 | Maimoona Shahzadi
Maimoona wants to see Pakistani literacy rates to go up and to do this the government needs to encourage more female teachers to enter this profession at the primary level.