Monthly Archives: January 2015


You brought my son back

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Salman Majeed joined social media group formed under Peace through ArtsSalman Majeed project, and later developed interest in theater as well. He was a test case for Bedari. Among over 100 youths participating in ‘Peace through Arts’ project, he was the one most actively involved with extremist organizations. He would be at the forefront of the rallies chanting ‘kafir kafir’ slogans. A heated debate had taken place within Bedari staff whether we should let such […]

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Two wrongs don’t make a right – a Case study in Child Marriages

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Shahida*, 15, was studying 9th grade when her sister – a child bride – died during child birth. She gave birth to a baby girl who also died the next day. She left two kids in the care of her husband and mother in law. Just two weeks had passed since her death, when her mother in law came to see Shahida’s parents. She told them that she wanted to arrange another marriage for her […]

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