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Girl Power concludes

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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), […]

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Samina aims to make her village  ‘Child Marriage Free’

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I am Samina, and I am 26 now, and married for last 13 years. Here is my story: We used to live in a village near Multan city. We were 9 sisters, and no brother. My parents wanted to have a son, so they kept trying, and continued to add unwanted daughters to the family. My father worked on daily wages, which were not regular; and of course, not sufficient to meet our basic needs. […]

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Anam Bibi manages to put herself back on track after a disastrous child marriage

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My name is Anam; I am 20 years old, having a 4 years old son – Fahad. I have gone through a lot in past 5 years. Let me tell you my story. I was studying in 10th grade, and living, by and large, a happy life. I would go to school daily, work hard, play with my classmates, and come back home. At home, I had to help my mother with household chores as […]

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