Monthly Archives: February 2017


Another exposure trip – helping girls come out of their shells

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Bedari organized another exposure trip for girls benefited under Her Choice – Building Child marriage Free Communities project, Lahore. In this visit 10 girls along with four women from communities were invited. Furthermore, three students brought their sisters in this visit. The visit was taken to the famous forest, Changa Manga outside Lahore. The place was selected on the criteria that the girls should be taken out of the station. This would let him gain the confidence […]

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The Story of a Child Bride – Beena

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“Daughters are considered a burden, and the sooner you get rid of the burden, the better. This mindset is the most important reason for child marriages in our communities – mine was no exception.” This is how Beena* starts her story. (*name changed to maintain confidentiality) “I was merely 14 years old when my parents decided to arrange my marriage. Luckily my husband is not too old – just 5 years my senior. He did not […]

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Irum’s Story: Education helped her avoid child marriage

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Hi… I am Irum, I am 14 years old, living in remote village named Dharyala Kahoon in district Chakwal (Punjab, Pakistan). We are three siblings – me and my two elder brothers. We were living happily – that is what I remember from my early childhood. I was too young to understand the tricky situation, but I remember everything changed with my father’s death. I was just three then. I didn’t know what death meant; […]

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Exposure Trip -Girls exploring their own city, Chakwal

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Bedari organized an exposure visit for girls benefiting from BCMFC (Building Child Marriage Free Communities) project Chakwal. This Visit was planned at the beautiful valley of Kalarkahar. Thought behind organizing this visit was that these girls should come out of their shells and see the world around them. In this visit, girls from 3 different communities, Pathar, Dhoke Khala and Sadiqabad, were invited and 17 girls took part. Participants were taken to Kalarkahar Lake, Shrine […]

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