Within existing health structures, pre and post childbirth training and assistance is provided, mobile field facilities have been set up to reach areas where women have difficulty in accessing the nearest health facilities, the employment of women in health facilities is encouraged, and training for women on health, hygiene and family planning matters is provided.

Around 20,000 people in Bhit & Badhra, 5,000 in Kadanwari and offshore have been affected by this project, 56% of whom are women.

Rural development project in Pakistan:


people in Bhit and Badhra



medical assistance interventions provided to women

In Pakistan specific professional training courses have been organized for the local female population, on topics such as IT and sewing courses to revive a local tradition in the sewing and embroidery sector.

Thanks to this training, women in the Jangara region have been able to increase their family income through the sale of clothing products.

Table: Gender dimension in Pakistan

Gender dimension in Pakistan




56% of the beneficiaries of the community projects are women.

Contributing to increasing the role of women in the social context in the areas of the project

medical assistance interventions provided to 24,510 women
3,082 women screened for HIV/malaria

Improving access to health services with a particular focus on women

30 water pumps installed

Improving access to drinking water for the population overall and in particular for women, on whom the burden of collecting water weighs most heavily

383 girls trained on environmental conservation matters and on protecting and valuing their cultural heritage

Increasing female skills in the local context and creating new job opportunities with the aim of increasing female employment