Girls are more aware about their potentials and capacities and know about using them while dealing with different situations after attending extensive training held by Bedari

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“It was my first experience of attending such training. I have learned a lot from it. I now know how to deal with different circumstances such as sexual harassment,” shared Uzma Shaheen, one of the participants of the training. Bedari organized an extensive training for girls on self-awareness, gender and patriarchal system under building child marriage free communities project at different villages of district Chakwal. Purpose behind planning this activity was to help girls explore and know their potentials and […]

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Parents and teachers at Beacon House School Harley Street Rawalpindi agreed to improve the dialogue with the children on their protection from Child Sexual Abuse

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In 2016, a total of 4139 cases of sexual abuse were reported in newspapers, which was a 10 percent increase since 2015. 23% cases entailed rape or sodomy, according to an article published at Daily Times. We all know about the heart breaking incident occurred at Qasur where a 6 years old girl was kidnapped, raped, brutally killed and thrown on the garbage. Looking at the massive increase in number of Child Sexual Abuse cases, different organizations […]

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Parents and Young Boys were briefed on the issues of Child Marriage and SRHR

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Bedari organized an awareness session with parents & young boys of Basti Ram Sawan. The purpose of the session was to discuss the consequences of child marriage and brief them about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues. People in the area were uneducated and unaware about their health conditions and these issues. 23 people participated in this activity. The participants were briefed that boys and girls who marry before the age of 18 are […]

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Bicycles belong to girls also-Girls in Vehari reclaim the sports grounds for bicycle race

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  “I love to ride bicycle and I come to school riding my own bicycle daily. But this is the first time I got a chance to participate in a competition. I won the first prize and I am very happy”, shared Seema after winning the first prize. When the play grounds of a country are utilized for games and healthy activities, the hospitals remain empty. Sports are as important for girls as for boys. […]

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Young Girls Got a Chance to Meet Policy Makers

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Young girls from Lahore got a chance to know about pro women laws directly from policy makers. Bedari organized one day exposure visit for young girls in Lahore under Building Child Marriage Free Communities.The delegation of young girls met Dr. Nosheen Hamid (Member Punjab Assembly) along with Bedari Team. Dr. Nosheen Hamid briefed the girls in  detail about pro women laws focusing on Child Marriage Law. Child Marriage bill when presented initially had been strongly opposed […]

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Girls play cricket to end the notion of Gender division

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“The participation of women and girls in healthy activities challenges gender stereotypes and discrimination, and therefore is a vehicle to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”, said by the principle of Govt. Girl’s High School, District Vehari during the concluding ceremony of the cricket match among girls at this school. It is observed that, Girls who play sports are more confident, do better academically and are at less risk of diseases […]

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Police Officials were trained by Bedari on Child Marriage law

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Bedari team organized full day training with Police officials on Child Marriage law at Police Headquarter, Lahore. The training aimed at raising the sensitivity of police officials on child marriage law, highlighting their role as police officials and discussing the challenges police faces while addressing such case. 87 police officials attended the training. According to Punjab’s law the minimum age for girl to be married is 16 years while for boy its 18 years, which itself […]

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Bedari in collaboration with partners held a successful “Dialogue between Parliamentarians and Civil Society on the status of Women Protection Laws”

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Bedari organized a dialogue between Parliamentarians (Women caucus) and Civil Society to address the issue of Child Marriage and engaging girls in educational and productive activities. It was conducted with collaboration of Oxfam, Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services and Women’s Parliamentary Caucus. This event was to mark International 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign. There was participation of Two Groups: Members from Civil Society Parliamentarians  The focus of the gathering was majorly on the following issues: Flaws in Child marriage […]

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Hafiz Mahtaab supports Bedari to aware girls about SRHR

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“This banner will not go inside among women!” Hafiz Mahtaab Shabbir from Vehari had anger in his eyes and his tone was quite harsh. We were a little confused looking at his reactions. Gathering strength we asked Mr. Mahtaab about the thing on that banner which was not acceptable for him. He responded that this word “Sexual Health” is not tolerable for him. He stated that we don’t talk to women about such topics as […]

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