Success Stories


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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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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Hussna saved from early marriage through collective efforts

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“I really like school. I dream to study law, but my mother can’t afford it. I know my dreams will never come true,” said 15 years old Hussna about her love for education. A girl named Hussna, belonged to a poor family from Lodhran. Her father died when she was only seven years old. Her mother started working as a domestic worker in her town. She used to take Hussna with her for help while […]

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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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Shazia was reunited with her family after her husband was counseled about rights of his wife

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My teachers loved me because I was counted as one of the most brilliant students in grade 9. Despite of poverty, support from my parents helped me get education. I wanted to become a doctor and serve my parents and the country. We are 7 siblings. My two brothers and two sisters are elder than me and are married. Two of the brothers are younger than me and study in grade five and four. My […]

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Naveed Sultan is a volunteer of change to combat Child Marriage.

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“I was in a shock, but I knew I had to stand for that little girl and save her from child marriage”, expressed Mr. Naveed Sultan, principal of “Al-Hassan Public School” working with Punjab Education Foundation (PEF). Mr. Sultan is running the school from past seven years at Basti Chagra which is situated 7 kilometers from Sheher Sultan on Ali Pur road. He believes that he is striving a lot for the betterment of the […]

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Zahida Bibi – Thankful to Bedari for the support

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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 […]

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Bedari reunites Noureena with her family

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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  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. […]

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