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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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Child Protection Committee saved Saira from Child Marriage

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Saira is fifteen years old and belongs to a very poor and religious family. She has 8 siblings, four brothers and four sisters. In Saira’s hometown, Muzaffargarh, girls are often married before they reach their sixteenth birthday. Most of the parents in her community view child marriage as a way out of poverty and insecurity. All of Saira’s sisters are victims of early marriage and same case was going to happen with her. Saira’s parents were […]

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For the first time girls will ride bicycles to the school to pursue their education.

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“We are only sisters and have no brother to give us pick and drop for school. Our father is a laborer. Now we will go to school by riding our cycle ourselves.  We do not need to request someone to drop us at school. We have no fear what people will say to us that we are going against social norms”, Zarina shared her feelings with tears of joy after receiving the bicycle from Bedari. […]

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Bedari successfully launched its project, “Marriage: No Child’s Play” at Lahore

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“Early marriage causes disastrous results for young girls. Social acceptance usually stops us from doing what we want to. We are trying to change the age of marriage from 16-18”, said Ms. Shehneela Aslam, Member Provincial Assembly, at the inauguration ceremony of Bedari’s new project. Bedari along with Oxfam successfully launched its 5 year project, Marriage: No Child’s Play, at Lahore on 24th May, 2017. The project aims at preventing child marriages by enabling young people […]

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Bedari conducted a successful three days’ training with Dar Ul Amaan staff at Islamabad.

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In-charges of Darul Amaans (DUAs) emphasized on enhancing their efforts in collaboration with Bedari to provide quality services to the survivors and victims of gender based violence. The In-charges and staff from 8 Dar ul Amaans from Punjab gathered at Bedari National office for three days workshop on Gender Based Violence and Implementation of Minimum Standards. Bedari with support from Amplify Change conducted a three days’ workshop with Dar ul Aman (DUA) staff from 17th to 19th […]

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Another exposure trip – helping girls come out of their shells

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Bedari organized another exposure trip for girls benefited under Her Choice – Building Child marriage Free Communities project, Lahore. In this visit 10 girls along with four women from communities were invited. Furthermore, three students brought their sisters in this visit. The visit was taken to the famous forest, Changa Manga outside Lahore. The place was selected on the criteria that the girls should be taken out of the station. This would let him gain the confidence […]

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The Story of a Child Bride – Beena

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“Daughters are considered a burden, and the sooner you get rid of the burden, the better. This mindset is the most important reason for child marriages in our communities – mine was no exception.” This is how Beena* starts her story. (*name changed to maintain confidentiality) “I was merely 14 years old when my parents decided to arrange my marriage. Luckily my husband is not too old – just 5 years my senior. He did not […]

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Exposure Trip -Girls exploring their own city, Chakwal

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Bedari organized an exposure visit for girls benefiting from BCMFC (Building Child Marriage Free Communities) project Chakwal. This Visit was planned at the beautiful valley of Kalarkahar. Thought behind organizing this visit was that these girls should come out of their shells and see the world around them. In this visit, girls from 3 different communities, Pathar, Dhoke Khala and Sadiqabad, were invited and 17 girls took part. Participants were taken to Kalarkahar Lake, Shrine […]

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