Success Stories

ZAHIDA BIBI – Thankful to Bedari for the support

The doorbell was ringing continuously. On opening the door, a woman entered the office rushing inside. Guard stopped her to know who she was. After satisfaction he let her in. She went to the office and after paying regards, she sat on the sofa on the left side of my table. She was served with water and the office boy went outside. She was examining the room and was panting. I let her relieve her […]

Bedari reunites Noureena with her family

The stories of women coming to Dar ul Aman are full of pain and distress, but the walls and hearts for unmarried girls at Dar ul Aman are very conservative. This story is of Noureena whom I met during my visit at Dar ul Aman. Noureena told that her mother died when she was only 7 years old. Her father remarried without even thinking about her. He used to be around his second wife all […]

Zubaida is happy to have support from Bedari for her daughter’s education

In our cruel society, women are made a victim of domestic, physical, sexual and psychological violence. The worst and more common issue is that women are not considered a living being. People feel proud in considering them as an object to be used according to their needs. Under these circumstances, there are many women who prove their strength by facing these hardships and fighting against them. Many go against the customs and educate their children […]

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. […]

Luqa Indriyas starts his own school of “Arts and Crafts” with the help from Youth Economic Empowerment project.

My name is Luqa Indriyas Masih. I belong to the Christian colony, Chakwal. I did a course of art and craft with the help of Institute of Rural Management with the support from Plan Pakistan. When I secured the admission in this field, my friends made fun of me saying this field is specifically for girls. But since my childhood I loved making flowers and adding colors to them. After completing the course, I had no […]

Shabana benefits from Youth Economic Empowerment Project

My name is Shabana. I belong to Dhairi Saiyyadan, Choa Saidan Shah. I did a training course to learn the make-up skill/beautician from Institute of Rural Management with the support from Plan Pakistan a year ago. After completing the course, I started working in my native area. Over the period of time I earned perfection. However, the number of customers remained thin. I knew why it was so but could not do anything about it. […]

Irum’s Story: Education helped her avoid child marriage

Hi… I am Irum, I am 14 years old, living in remote village named Dharyala Kahoon in district Chakwal (Punjab, Pakistan). We are three siblings – me and my two elder brothers. We were living happily – that is what I remember from my early childhood. I was too young to understand the tricky situation, but I remember everything changed with my father’s death. I was just three then. I didn’t know what death meant; […]

Samina aims to make her village  ‘Child Marriage Free’

I am Samina, and I am 26 now, and married for last 13 years. Here is my story: We used to live in a village near Multan city. We were 9 sisters, and no brother. My parents wanted to have a son, so they kept trying, and continued to add unwanted daughters to the family. My father worked on daily wages, which were not regular; and of course, not sufficient to meet our basic needs. […]

Anam Bibi manages to put herself back on track after a disastrous child marriage

My name is Anam; I am 20 years old, having a 4 years old son – Fahad. I have gone through a lot in past 5 years. Let me tell you my story. I was studying in 10th grade, and living, by and large, a happy life. I would go to school daily, work hard, play with my classmates, and come back home. At home, I had to help my mother with household chores as […]

You brought my son back

Salman Majeed joined social media group formed under Peace through ArtsSalman Majeed project, and later developed interest in theater as well. He was a test case for Bedari. Among over 100 youths participating in ‘Peace through Arts’ project, he was the one most actively involved with extremist organizations. He would be at the forefront of the rallies chanting ‘kafir kafir’ slogans. A heated debate had taken place within Bedari staff whether we should let such […]