Aga Khan Development Network

October 28, 2015
hunza girls

Hunza: A Paradise Of High Literacy, Longevity and Gender Equality in a Remote Corner Of Pakistan

The Hunza Valley, a region in the Gilgit–Baltistan territory of northernmost Pakistan, is renowned not only for its spectacular natural scenery of majestic mountains and glittering lakes but also for the beauty of its people, who enjoy a long life expectancy.
October 21, 2014
Carpenters work at their woodshop in Altit village in the northern Hunza valley

High in Pakistan’s mountains, women break taboos

A group of young girls sit on a carpeted floor listening as their teacher writes on a whiteboard, preparing his students for the rigours of climbing some of the world's highest peaks.