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Climate change leaves women in Skardu facing disaster

30 November 2019

In Gilgit-Baltistan (Pakistan), most women, through sheer resilience, are learning to survive in the face of severe weather conditions and unpredictable disasters like floods and landslides. The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP), which has been working in this region to empower women for decades, has now extended its operations to climate change-hit areas. The organisation is training women to cope with severe weather conditions. Shabana Raza, who works with the Durain Cassim Fund of AKRSP, said the organisation is making women more resilient against climate change and economic prosperity is a measure.