Bicycles belong to girls also-Girls in Vehari reclaim the sports grounds for bicycle race

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  “I love to ride bicycle and I come to school riding my own bicycle daily. But this is the first time I got a chance to participate in a competition. I won the first prize and I am very happy”, shared Seema after winning the first prize. When the play grounds of a country are utilized for games and healthy activities, the hospitals remain empty. Sports are as important for girls as for boys. […]

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Young Girls Got a Chance to Meet Policy Makers

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Young girls from Lahore got a chance to know about pro women laws directly from policy makers. Bedari organized one day exposure visit for young girls in Lahore under Building Child Marriage Free Communities.The delegation of young girls met Dr. Nosheen Hamid (Member Punjab Assembly) along with Bedari Team. Dr. Nosheen Hamid briefed the girls in  detail about pro women laws focusing on Child Marriage Law. Child Marriage bill when presented initially had been strongly opposed […]

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Girls play cricket to end the notion of Gender division

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“The participation of women and girls in healthy activities challenges gender stereotypes and discrimination, and therefore is a vehicle to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”, said by the principle of Govt. Girl’s High School, District Vehari during the concluding ceremony of the cricket match among girls at this school. It is observed that, Girls who play sports are more confident, do better academically and are at less risk of diseases […]

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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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Hafiz Mahtaab supports Bedari to aware girls about SRHR

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“This banner will not go inside among women!” Hafiz Mahtaab Shabbir from Vehari had anger in his eyes and his tone was quite harsh. We were a little confused looking at his reactions. Gathering strength we asked Mr. Mahtaab about the thing on that banner which was not acceptable for him. He responded that this word “Sexual Health” is not tolerable for him. He stated that we don’t talk to women about such topics as […]

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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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Rehana dreams big about her life (Part 2)

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Rehana dreams big about her life. She had some unfulfilled wishes but now is very ambitious towards life! Let’s support every #girl and make International Day of Girl Child special! #InternationalDayofGirlChild #IDG #IDG2017 #IDG17 There are number of girls who are living in depreviation, let’s join hands to support them!  

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