Light of Education Be Soon Extended to Every Household; DC Lodhran

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On the occasion of World Literacy day at Lodhran district council Hall, Bedari in collaboration with National Commission for Human Development organized a seminar on non-formal basic education. Deputy Commissioner Lodhran, Saqib Ali Ateel addressed the crowd with his view point that the light of education will soon be extended to every household and every street. He endorsed the idea by giving examples of many legendary people who were the product of non-formal education. Addressing […]

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Dr. Qibla Aayaz, Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology, and Ms. Mehnaz Aziz, member National Assembly PMLN, committed to help Bedari and young girls in taking up the matter of Child Marriage to an end!

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ISLAMABAD (15th October 2018): The event titled ‘A policy dialogue on child marriage’ was organized by Bedari in collaboration with Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA) on 1st day during  annual Conference on Rural Women. Setting a Joint Agenda for Empowerment and Progress activities, focus on issue of child marriage was placed at the event. Speaking at the event, Bedari Executive Director, Ms. Anbreen Ajaib said that since issue of child marriages is one of […]

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With a changed attitude, Nasira tends to guide other girls towards importance of education

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“It is very important to live in a realistic world. Girls’ education is very important to safeguard them from violence and to enable them for decent job” Nasira’s message for other girls. Bedari is implementing Building Child Marriage Free Communities Program in ten communities of District Lahore. Capacity Building trainings and sessions for girls and boys have proven to be very useful as far as confidence, communication and leadership is concerned. While working in the field, […]

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Councilors from minority groups were taken on board through Focused Group Discussions to know their problems regarding participation in elections

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Bedari, under its project “Citizen Observation for Transparent and Accountable Election 2018” organized Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with minority councilors in 6 districts of Punjab including Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Toba Tek Singh, Hafizabad, Sahiwal and Vehari. Objective of these FGDs/meetings was to find out the hurdles/issues in voter registration and participation in political process of minority in Pakistan. Participants of these FGDs shared that a conducive environment is required for active participation of minority in the elections where they […]

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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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