Policy Dialogue with parliamentarians on banning child marriages in Punjab

To mark International Day of the Girl Child 2014,UNFPA, Bedari and Sujag Sansar jointly organized a “Policy Dialogue with Parliamentarians on the early/forced/child marriage bill in Punjab” on 24 October, 2014 in Lahore. Distinguished Parliamentarians from Sindh were also there to discuss their experience of passing the Child Marriage Act in Sindh with their counterparts in […]


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The Posters on Peace and Tolerance

Bedari, under its project, ‘Peace through Arts’ has developed these posters to highlight the need for peace in Pakistan in general and in district Muzaffargarh in particular.


‘Closing Ceremony’ of ‘Peace through Arts’ was organized in Muzaffargarh

The Closing ceremony of the project “Peace through Arts” was held in Muzaffargarh on October 23, 2014. It was a very well-attended event. All the project participants, the mentors, parents of the participants, senior management of many private schools, and senior officials of various civil society organizations participated in the event. All the participants were […]

Bedari organizes conference on the ‘State of Minorities in Pakistan’

A conference was organized to promote inter-religious and inter-sectarian harmony in Muzaffargarh city on October 16, 2014.  The conference was attended by all tiers of society including a large representation of minorities including Christian, Hindus, etc. It was organized by Bedari in collaboration with Umeed Jawan. It would be pertinent to mention here that Bedari […]

Minority Day Event (8)

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 […]

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 […]


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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 […]