“When I was pregnant, I used to work full time, even until the ninth month… My husband encouraged me. My husband supports me a lot.”
Razia is a Lady Health Visitor in northern Pakistan. In the global gender equality index, Pakistan consistently ranks near the bottom. In this short film, we learn how women like Razia are crucial to elevate the status of women, and how women’s empowerment can lead to better health care for women and children in her community.
In a Heartbeat features the stories of people who are championing better health in their communities. Learn how Canadians are helping communities in Africa and Asia drive progress – and how these women and men are changing lives, one heartbeat at a time.
Aga Khan Foundation Canada invests in support and training for community members and a range of healthcare professionals who are champions for change. With the support of the Government of Canada and thousands of individual Canadians, our programs promote the empowerment of women and girls, and invest in health and nutrition, education, economic inclusion, agriculture and food security, early childhood development, and civil society across Africa and Asia.
Footage for this film was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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