Violence against Women


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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Police Officials were trained by Bedari on Child Marriage law

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Bedari team organized full day training with Police officials on Child Marriage law at Police Headquarter, Lahore. The training aimed at raising the sensitivity of police officials on child marriage law, highlighting their role as police officials and discussing the challenges police faces while addressing such case. 87 police officials attended the training. According to Punjab’s law the minimum age for girl to be married is 16 years while for boy its 18 years, which itself […]

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Bedari in collaboration with partners held a successful “Dialogue between Parliamentarians and Civil Society on the status of Women Protection Laws”

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Bedari organized a dialogue between Parliamentarians (Women caucus) and Civil Society to address the issue of Child Marriage and engaging girls in educational and productive activities. It was conducted with collaboration of Oxfam, Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services and Women’s Parliamentary Caucus. This event was to mark International 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign. There was participation of Two Groups: Members from Civil Society Parliamentarians  The focus of the gathering was majorly on the following issues: Flaws in Child marriage […]

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Civil society demands effective legislation to curb domestic violence

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Civil society representatives demanded enactment of effective legislation to deal with domestic violence. This demand was raised in a ‘Conference on Domestic Violence’ organized by Bedari held at SAFMA Auditorium in Lahore today. The conference was attended by people from different walks of life including members of Punjab assembly including Abeera Andaleeb, Dr. Nosheen Hamid, and Sadia Sohail Rana, Fouzia Viqar (Chairperson, Punjab Commission on the Status of Women), I A Rehman (general secretary, Human […]

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