Salman Majeed joined social media group formed under Peace through Arts project, and later developed interest in theater as well. He was a test case for Bedari. Among over 100 youths participating in ‘Peace through Arts’ project, he was the one most actively involved with extremist organizations. He would be at the forefront of the […]
Shahida*, 15, was studying 9th grade when her sister – a child bride – died during child birth. She gave birth to a baby girl who also died the next day. She left two kids in the care of her husband and mother in law. Just two weeks had passed since her death, when her […]
Bedari organized Women Workers’ Convention at Raza Hall in Multan on November 28, 2014. The theme of the convention was “Current Situation of Women Worker and Labor Laws”. It was aimed at creating awareness among general public as well as the stakeholders about the problems of the women workers, and to create awareness among women […]
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 […]
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.
As more people are contributing to our program ‘Girls Post Primary Level Educatin’, Bedari decided to induct 30 more girls to this program. These girls would receive scholarships in the form of a stipend till they complete their secondary education. Some of the girls from existing target villages were added, while others were inducted from […]
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 […]
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 […]
Around 100 women in a remote village ‘Bhikari Kalan’ in district Chakwal (Punjab, Pakistan) gathered to demand enactment of law banning domestic violence. Following are some photos of the women’s assembly.
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 […]