Daily Archives: September 24, 2017


BWCDO wins Equator Prize 2017 for making efforts to protect snow leopards

The Equator Prize, organized by the Equator Initiative partnership, hosted by the United Nations Development Programme, is awarded biennially to recognize outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of nature. The Equator Initiative website describes Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization (BWCDO) in the following words: “Tackling acute human-snow leopard conflicts in Pakistan, Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization (BWCDO) protects Baltistan’s snow leopards by providing economic incentives to local farmers in 17 villages through insurance schemes and financial compensation against livestock losses following snow leopard attacks. Damages are paid after verification through joint decisions between BWCDO […]


Women and Care-giving in Pakistan

By Safeer Ullah Khan Culture plays a very important role in setting gender norms, and unfortunately, culture is heavily tilted against women. As the division of labor is very clear – man is supposed to earn, and woman is supposed to take care of the house. Man earns, so he has the control over finances. Woman takes up the role of the care giver, which is inherently unpaid job, so woman remains dependent on man (on father in her early life, on husband in her middle life, and on son in her later life). In rural areas, she has added […]