Saira Aziz and Nazish Aziz are learning tailoring now

Saira Aziz and Nazish Aziz have joined a skill training center in Vehari. It was made possible by one of Bedari friends who collected donations for Bedari and made it possible for us to support these two girls. They have taken up a six months long course. They are learning sewing and embroidery. Moreover, a sewing machine has also been provided to them.  19 years old Saira is the eldest among all siblings, has one […]



Nasreen – A Victim of Child Marriage

My name is Nasreen and I am 20 years old. My father is a laborer. I have 6 siblings. I was married at the age of 12 along with my elder sister who was 13 years old. The marriages were held together in order to reduce the expense of two marriages to one. My husband was 16 years older than me. At the start of our marriage he was fine with me but then he […]

The Results Announced – Our girls passed with flying colors

Bedari, with support from Girls Education International (GEI) has been supporting 101 girls for their post primary education. All the girls appeared for their annual exams in the year 2016. The results for most of the classes have been announced. Here are the details: 35 girls appeared for exams from grade 6 and 7, and 21 from grade 8, all of them passed their exam successfully. 25 girls appeared for the secondary exams, and all of […]



Education leads to Rabia’s economic empowerment

“The sole purpose of women is to do household chores and raise children. Their education is rather poin tless.” I grew up listening to these words. I grew up watching my mother harvesting crops and grazing the cattle. Whenever my parents would have an argument, my maternal grandfather was the only one with enough power to put an end to the fight.  Although, my father was strictly against girls going out of the village for education; […]

Girls learn skills to earn their own living

Bedari organized a training session on hand made jewelry for girls benefiting from its girls education program in Chakwal on 25th July, 2016. The training was conducted under “Girls Education Program”. Thirty-five girls attended the training where they were taught different techniques for making jewelry with their hands without using expensive tools/machines. These girls are already being supported in their post primary education. The skill training is the value addition component of the program. It […]



Bedari conducts training of health staff on being youth friendly

 Bedari provided training to 35 female health staff including lady health workers, lady health visitors, and female staff of Basic Health Units and Rural Health Centers in district Vehari (Punjab, Pakistan). It was aimed at facilitating them on providing youth friendly health services to young girls. It has been observed that young girls especially in their teens usually have serious health issues especially sexual and reproductive health problems, but they do not consult the staff […]

Learning Tostan’s Human Rights Approach to Community –led Development

Bedari Staff member Ms. Saima Toor (Program Manager) participated in ten days training on “Tostan’s Approach of Empowering Communities” through skills and knowledge. Tostan- Dignity for all is working since 1974 in Senegal. Ms. Molly Melching is the founding member of Tostan. This training was conducted in Dakar – Senegal from April 6-16, 2016. There were 22 participants from 17 countries of the world. All of them are working on different social issues in their […]

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Bedari staff participates in training workshop on baseline survey tools in Nepal

Bedari Staff participated in a regional workshop on baseline survey conducted by Amsterdam University in Nepal from 4th to 9th April under Her Choice Project, which aims at addressing the issue of child marriages in many countries including Pakistan. In the workshop, fourteen members from five 5 organizations of Nepal,Bangladesh and Pakistan participated. The objective of the workshop was to train the participants to conduct baseline survey in their respective regions. The training also included a field visit to […]

Update 2 – Good News on Girls Education 1

Dear Friends, This is with reference to our Appeal for Donations to keep 101 girls in schools for next 6 months. We are really overjoyed to share with you that our partner organization Girls Education International (GEI) has informed us that they have raised sufficient funds, and would be sending the next tranche in a few days. It means that girls can continue with their education for at least one more year. We are grateful to all […]


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Update 1 – Appeal for Donations

Dear Friends, This is with reference to our Appeal for Donations to keep 101 girls in schools for next 6 months. We are really glad that we have plenty of good news to share. We have received immense response from you. The donations are pouring in, though we have not been able to follow through our plan to reach out to more and more people. We faced problems with our website, emailing system, and finally […]