Shahida Gul is reunited with her mother

  Shahida Gul was an Afghan refugee living in Peshawar, Pakistan since her birth. She was married into another Afghan refugee family that lived in Taxila– a town to the north east of Rawalpindi. She had a son and was living a happy life. But her happiness did not last […]

Malik Tanveer

Tanvir Iqbal supports girls education

I am living a retired life here in my village. I served Pakistan Army for around 25 years, and receive pension from government. I had plenty of free time, and was looking for ways to make good use of it. Bedari provided me a very good opportunity. They had established […]

Nosheen – A survivor of Domestic Violence

Nosheen, 30, belongs to a remote village of district Jhelum. She is married to Ghulam Rasool for over 10 years. She had received a few gold ornaments as her dowry from her parents. As women are not supposed to own anything, her husband considered these gold ornaments as his property. […]

Saima Mughal - Submitted by Bedari

What will Saima do when she leaves the shelter home?

Hello… I am Saima – just 16 years old, married … not only married but already divorced also. Yes, I got married when I was 11 years old. I live in a suburban town of district Multan. Well, the problem was that my father died when I was very young. […]

Irum with her grand mother

Irum’s marriage is postponed

Hi… I am Irum, I am 14 years old living in remote village named Dharyala Kahoon in district Chakwal (Punjab, Pakistan). We are three siblings – me and my two elder brothers. We were living happily – that is what I remember from my early childhood. I was too young […]

Nazia Bhatti succeeds in marrying the person of her choice

Nazia Bhatti, 23, was working as a nurse in a private local hospital. She belongs to a poor Christian family. She was being forced to marry her cousin, but she did not like him. She was already in love with a guy living in their neighborhood, and was not ready […]


Women labor leaders form a district level network in Multan

Women labor leaders established a district level network for better coordination among themselves, and with the women workers in the district Multan. The formal ceremony was held on June 19, 2015. The ceremony was attended by people from different walks of life including lawyers, officials of the district labor department, […]