Our 5 years long project Girl Power concluded on December 31, 2015. Girl Power was a five-year international program funded by the Dutch Government. It was developed by six civil society organizations in the Netherlands including ICDI, Women Win, Free Press Unlimited, Child Helpline International, DCI-Ecpat, and Plan Netherlands under the umbrella of Child Rights Alliance (CRA), led by Plan International Netherlands.
Bedri established 52 child protection committees in Chakwal and Vehari (26 in each district), and organized trainings for the members of the committees. Additionally, it established 5 children’s clubs in slum areas of Multan city. Additionally:
- It reached out to more than 67,000 girls, and youth women through various means to raise awareness about child protection, and gender equality.
- Provided direct services to 5,482 girls and young women. The services included free legal aid, psych-social support, and medical aid.
- Reached out to more than 3,500 staff of various government institutions with messages on child protection, girls rights, and gender equality.
- Organized training workshops for over 1,400 traditional community leaders on gender and child protection issues.
- It provided technical support, and built capacity of around 200 community based organizations in the target districts.