Case Studies

Ramsha Sattar – An innocent child and a victim of severe abuse

  Ramsha (in the center) with her family “Throughout my marriage I was a victim of severe sexual and domestic violence and I was unaware of that because I was too young to understand”, shared Ramsha Sattar. Ramsha is just 14 years old girl and Bedari came in contact with her during a self-growth session. Her father’s name is Abdul Sattar and her husband’s name is Muhammad Azam. She has 5 sisters and 1 brother. […]

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 […]

What will I do when I leave the shelter home? … Saima Mughal

Hello… I am Saima – just 16 years old, married … not only married but already divorced also. Yes, I got married when I was 11 years old. I live in a suburban town of district Multan. Well, the problem was that my father died when I was very young. My mother married again. Life was not easy with a step-father. There were problems right from the beginning, but as I grew the things turned […]

Two wrongs don’t make a right – a Case study in Child Marriages

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 mother in law came to see Shahida’s parents. She told them that she wanted to arrange another marriage for her […]