In honor of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8th, FOCUS USA is excited to highlight the incredible achievements of women in AKDN’s Search & Rescue Teams (SART).
Over the next three weeks, we will share the extraordinary stories of three inspirational women from Gilgit, Pakistan who bravely serve their communities—all while confronting social and cultural challenges.
We will meet:
  • Gul Noori, a pioneer who prioritized the rescue of women in disasters while challenging societal gender norms.

  • Shamim, a second-generation SART member who helped link the transition from the past to a brighter future for women in her community.

  • Fauzia, who serves in emergency response today and proudly stands on the shoulders of the women before her.
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