Arooj Iftikhar


Governer of Punjab Commits with the Students to Engage the Secretary Education for Addressing their Issues

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Bedari managed to take a delegation of 20 people  to meet with Governor of Punjab on February 6, 2019 (yesterday). Among the delegation were 10 girls (who are the traveling beneficiaries), Principal of Girls High School, 4 CPC Members and Bedari Lahore Office Staff. During this meeting with the Governor, girls confidently shared their issues regarding traveling and education. The Governor committed that he will engage the Secretary Education to address these issues. Bedari team […]

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Legislators formed an advisory working group of parliamentarians to combat child marriages and improve girl’s education in Punjab.

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Lahore 29 Nov. 18; Parliamentarians, Prominent civil society activists, Journalists and community representatives in the arena of Girls Education and Child Marriage demanded autonomous Child Protection body and harmonised marriage age for boys and girls.  They came together at Provincial conference and Parliamentary dialogue organised by Bedari to discuss the pertaining issues related to Child Marriage and formed recommendations to improve existing laws and their implications. Bedari organised Provincial Conference and Parliamentary dialogue in the […]

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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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Recent Girls Ed graduate, Maryam speaks about education after being supported through Bedari

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Maryam from one of our communities supported by Girls Education International (GEI) is now successful and running her school. She was supported through GEI project with her education. Join hands with us to support many others and bring their capabilities into practice! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMel9r6GEwQ&feature=youtu.be  

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