Yearly Archives: 2014


Policy Dialogue with Parliamentarians on Child, Early, and Forced Marriages

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To mark International Day of the Girl Child 2014, UNFPA, Bedari and Sujag Sansar jointly organized a “Policy Dialogue with Parliamentarians on the early/forced/child marriage bill in Punjab” on 24 October, 2014 in Lahore. Distinguished Parliamentarians from Sindh were also there to discuss their experience of passing the Child Marriage Act in Sindh with their counterparts in Punjab. In many parts of Pakistan social customs and traditions pressurize parents to marry their girls early with negative […]

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Conference on “State of Minorities in Pakistan”

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A conference was organized in the last week of October 2014 in Muzaffargarh city by Bedari to promote inter-religious and inter-sectarian harmony.  The conference was attended by people from all walks of life including a large representation of minorities including Christian, Hindus, etc. It was organized by Bedari in collaboration with Umeed Jawan. Conference started with the theatre performance from Bedari’s theatre group.  They prepared a theatre entitled “Aman Di Khed”, keeping in view the […]

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Jamila gets her daughter back

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Jamila is a 24-year old married woman with two daughters. Her husband Bilal works as a cobbler in the city. She spent the first six months of marriage happily with her husband but that changed when her mother-in-law started threatening her with a divorce if she did not bear a male child within a year. She got pregnant soon after but when she asked her husband to take her for a medical check-up, he began […]

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2nd Phase of Girls’ Education beyond Primary Level launched in Chakwal

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The 2nd phase of Girls Education beyond Primary Level was launched yesterday (June 09, 2014) in Government Girls Primary School Hattar (Tehsil Kalar Kahar, District Chakwal). Mr. Abdul Waheed, District Officer Secondary Education was the chief guest at the occasion. In this phase, 70 girls from 5 remote villages – Thirchak, Natto Wala, Maira Aemah, Chakki Rangpur, and Hattar – have been awarded scholarships. The ceremony was attended by the notables of the area including […]

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