Bedari initiates another project to end child marriages in Punjab (Pakistan)

We are glad to announce that Bedari signs up another project to work on the issue of child marriages in three districts of Punjab – Lodhran, Vehari and Lahore. The project duration is one year, and it is financially supported by the Netherlands government. Bedari will be working in partnership with International Child Development Initiative […]


Women and young girls organize fun activities for themselves

Bedari has been working with women and young girls in Vehari for quite a few years now. It has provided training and raised awareness about the women and girls basic rights and encouraged woman and girls to come out of the closet and take part in social and political spheres of life. Community Surveillance System […]

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Bedari trains 180 youth on policy making and legislation

Bedari has conducted training workshops for the 6 Town Youth Councils (TYCs) it established under its project ‘Youth Participation in Legislation and Policy Making’. The workshops were aimed at creating awareness about Policy Making and Legislation with special focus on Punjab Youth Policy 2012. Following were the salient features of the training course: Youth Development […]


Shabana* – the girl saved from teenage marriage through education

Shabana wanted to study further but her parents had other plans for her. As they could not afford to keep her in school, they had selected a groom for her and wanted to marry her off as soon as possible. It would have double benefit to them – no expense on her education, and one […]

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Crisis Intervention Program

Victim turns into an activist !!!

Farzana Shah* belongs to Choa Saidan Shah – a small town nearly 35 kilometers to the south of Chakwal City in Pakistan. She was facing domestic violence for a long time but did not know what to do about it. Her own parents and other relatives would advise her to bear with the situation. But […]


Sessions with Youth on Peace Building

Bedari organized sessions on peace building and conflict mitigation for 5 youth groups under its project “Peace through Arts” in district Muzaffargarh in the last week of June 2014. Each group consists of more than 20 boys and girls. Bedari has already been working with these young people for over 6 months. They are receiving […]

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Bedari Drop-In Center for Children in Vehari

Bedari has been running a Drop-In Center (DIC) for children in Vehari City with financial support from Plan International. It has around 30 children of 7 to 15 years age bracket. They visit the Center at different times as per their choice. The children are involved in garbage picking, working at local motor workshops, tea […]


2nd Phase of Girls’ Education beyond Primary Level launched

The 2nd phase of Girls Education beyond Primary Level was launched yesterday (June 09, 2014) in Government Girls Primary School Hattar (Tehsil Kalar Kahar, District Chakwal). Mr. Abdul Waheed, District Officer Secondary Education was the chief guest at the occasion. In this phase, 70 girls from 5 remote villages – Thirchak, Natto Wala, Maira Aemah, […]


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Training on Conflict Resolution and Trauma Counseling

Bedari recently arranged a training workshop for its staff working directly with women and children facing trauma. The training was conducted in coordination with US Education Foundation, Pakistan. Ms Judy Nelson facilitated the two-day training at Bedari premises. Ms Nelson received a Fulbright Award for creating and delivering a much needed Hierarchical Trauma Informed Strength Based […]