Child Marriages – A Position Paper by Bedari

“I don’t know what childhood is as I had to take responsibilities like a mature woman at the age of 11. Now I want my children to enjoy each and every moment of their childhood”, said Irum Naz who was married to 61 years old man when she was just 11 years old. She has […]


Ain’t I a Woman?

“Ain’t I a Woman?” is the name given to a speech, delivered extemporaneously, by Sojourner Truth, (1797–1883), born into slavery in New York State. Some time after gaining her freedom in 1827, she became a well known anti-slavery speaker. Her speech was delivered at the Women’s Convention inAkron, Ohio, on May 29, 1851, and was not originally […]

A dream that came true – Story of Noreen

“I’m so glad to be the one who brought change in lives of these out of school young girls”, says Noreen proudly while sharing her success. Noreen, the community facilitator for the project of land inheritance rights of women, shared her success story during gender sensitization workshop. In Noreen’s village there were 13 young girls […]



Play to Raise Awareness on Child Marriages

Bedari theater program plans to do a series of performances of its play “Yeh Shadi Nahi Ho Sakti” (This marriage must not take place) to raise awareness about child marriages in various communities in Multan, Vehari and Chakwal – three districts of Punjab. The rehearsals were held in Multan where Safeer Ullah Khan (Coordinator, Bedari […]

Bedari Conference on Child Marriages

A regional level conference on the issue of child marriages was organized in TMA Hall, Multan on November 27, 2013. The conference was titled “Child Marriages: Challenges and Legislative Measures to Combat It”. It was chaired by Mr. Ali Akbar Bhatti, Additional Deputy Commissioner Multan. It was organized by Bedari under its project Girls Power […]


Update from Our Partner – Girls Education International

Our project “Girls Education beyond Primary Level” is being run in partnership with Girls Education International (GEI). They have put up an appeal for donations on Global Giving Website. Here is an update they shared with their supporters. We thought it would be good to share it with our supporters as well. November Update for […]

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