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Sustainability is defined as meeting “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (Brundtland Commission, 1987). The Sustainable development goals have embedded this concept into our global targets, ensuring that as we...

Sustainability – How does it connect with our work?

Sustainability is defined as meeting “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (Brundtland Commission, 1987). The Sustainable development goals have embedded this concept into our global targets, ensuring that as we...

Imagine a village where the girls and women are responsible for collecting water for their household. The girls and women walk 20 minutes each way to draw water from a river and this must be done several times a day to...

Gender Equity in Monitoring and Evaluation – How does it connect to our work?

Imagine a village where the girls and women are responsible for collecting water for their household. The girls and women walk 20 minutes each way to draw water from a river and this must be done several times a day to...

Wednesday 11th October, 2017 marked the fifth anniversary of the UN declared “International Day of the Girl”, recognized to promote empowerment of the approximately 1.1 billion girls around the world. Celebrated with much fanfare by policymakers, activists, celebrities, professionals and most...

Faces of Empowerment

Wednesday 11th October, 2017 marked the fifth anniversary of the UN declared “International Day of the Girl”, recognized to promote empowerment of the approximately 1.1 billion girls around the world. Celebrated with much fanfare by policymakers, activists, celebrities, professionals and most...

Investment in women yields greater and safer returns as it is a long acknowledged fact that women make better use of small loans. Testimony to this has been laid time and again not in the least through the success of Grameen...

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Investment in women yields greater and safer returns as it is a long acknowledged fact that women make better use of small loans. Testimony to this has been laid time and again not in the least through the success of Grameen...

“Let us be determined girls and let us not be carried away by the idea of our friends, brothers, uncles and fathers with regard to sexuality or premature marriage”   The drama of premature marriage and early pregnancy is still a...

THE PREMATURE MARRIAGE AND EARLY PREGNANCY DRAMA

“Let us be determined girls and let us not be carried away by the idea of our friends, brothers, uncles and fathers with regard to sexuality or premature marriage”   The drama of premature marriage and early pregnancy is still a...

International Day of the Girl Child – EmPOWER Girls: before, during and after crisis. The International Day of the Girl Child presents an opportunity to increase awareness of the unique challenges and injustices faced by girls all over the world. This...

International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child – EmPOWER Girls: before, during and after crisis. The International Day of the Girl Child presents an opportunity to increase awareness of the unique challenges and injustices faced by girls all over the world. This...

“I was in a shock, but I knew I had to stand for that little girl and save her from child marriage”, expressed Mr. Naveed Sultan, principal of “Al-Hassan Public School” working with Punjab Education Foundation (PEF). Mr. Sultan is running...

Naveed Sultan is a volunteer of change to combat Child Marriage

“I was in a shock, but I knew I had to stand for that little girl and save her from child marriage”, expressed Mr. Naveed Sultan, principal of “Al-Hassan Public School” working with Punjab Education Foundation (PEF). Mr. Sultan is running...

Every human being on this planet has some sort of genius or potential. Sometimes these potentials cannot be explored due to lot of social, economic and cultural constraints. Unfortunately, girls and women are most vulnerable group to those constraints. Mostly in...

Financial Inclusion for Women – How it makes our works sustainable?

Every human being on this planet has some sort of genius or potential. Sometimes these potentials cannot be explored due to lot of social, economic and cultural constraints. Unfortunately, girls and women are most vulnerable group to those constraints. Mostly in...

Nasira Hanif is a bonafied employ of SPARC. She has been working as a non-formal education teacher in SPARC centre for street children since 2012. 30 year old Nasira Hanif lives in Dhoke Hassu, near CSC, Rawalpindi. After the death of...

Case Study Of Nasira Hanif

Nasira Hanif is a bonafied employ of SPARC. She has been working as a non-formal education teacher in SPARC centre for street children since 2012. 30 year old Nasira Hanif lives in Dhoke Hassu, near CSC, Rawalpindi. After the death of...

Dear all, Greetings! Hope you all are fine. Previously I shared the story of a girl, Ramsha Sattar, who was a victim of child marriage and severe abuse. You can read her story at this link. Ramsha Sattar – An innocent child and...

Testimony of Ramsha’s mother, a volunteer for change to combat Child Marriages.

Dear all, Greetings! Hope you all are fine. Previously I shared the story of a girl, Ramsha Sattar, who was a victim of child marriage and severe abuse. You can read her story at this link. Ramsha Sattar – An innocent child and...

“My family shares that I have changed a lot in positive ways. They see me as more confident and prompt towards resolving and settling issues related to little girls,” Farwa delightedly spoke while describing how she feels about herself after working...

Working with GIRLSInspire led Farwa to be a fighter for her own rights!

“My family shares that I have changed a lot in positive ways. They see me as more confident and prompt towards resolving and settling issues related to little girls,” Farwa delightedly spoke while describing how she feels about herself after working...

Rajabo, Staff of Progresso AssociationMy name is Rajabo Momade Cimalawoonga, I live in Lichinga, in the province of Niassa, in Mozambique. In September 2016, I joined the Progresso Association to manage, at the provincial level, the Girls Inspire project, “Learning, I...

“Improved my results-focused management capability”

Rajabo, Staff of Progresso AssociationMy name is Rajabo Momade Cimalawoonga, I live in Lichinga, in the province of Niassa, in Mozambique. In September 2016, I joined the Progresso Association to manage, at the provincial level, the Girls Inspire project, “Learning, I...

Mariam is the daughter of Mahir Ali and Amina Begum who are poor farmer and housewife, from the village and post office of Rothbazar from Jaldhaka unit in Nilphamari district of Bangladesh. She will appear in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination...

Girls for a Girl to Prevent Early Marriage (The story of Mariam)

Mariam is the daughter of Mahir Ali and Amina Begum who are poor farmer and housewife, from the village and post office of Rothbazar from Jaldhaka unit in Nilphamari district of Bangladesh. She will appear in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination...

“My name is Lurdes Simão, I was born in the district of Cuamba in Niassa, I am 28 years old and had never attended a school before. My first steps towards literacy came at an advanced age, but I have learned...

“Today I can write and read”

“My name is Lurdes Simão, I was born in the district of Cuamba in Niassa, I am 28 years old and had never attended a school before. My first steps towards literacy came at an advanced age, but I have learned...

Traditionally, the educational resources produced and distributed by the publishers are usually copyrighted as “All Rights Reserved (ARR)” by the publisher or the creators. Due to this rigid nature of the resources, ARR documents cannot be reused, revised, remixed, redistributed or...

OER for Inclusive Education and Training – How it shapes our works with marginalized groups?

Traditionally, the educational resources produced and distributed by the publishers are usually copyrighted as “All Rights Reserved (ARR)” by the publisher or the creators. Due to this rigid nature of the resources, ARR documents cannot be reused, revised, remixed, redistributed or...

Shagufta Saleem, daughter of Muhammad Saleem is a resident of Jatoi City. Her father retired as a peon of a local government high school leaving the family with a modest household income. Sheikh by Caste, her family unit consists of one...

Shagufta’s Success

Shagufta Saleem, daughter of Muhammad Saleem is a resident of Jatoi City. Her father retired as a peon of a local government high school leaving the family with a modest household income. Sheikh by Caste, her family unit consists of one...

The concept of OER first coined by UNESCO in 2002 in its Forum on Open Courseware and defined the term as “The open provision of educational resources, enabled by information and communication technologies, for consultation, use and adaptation by a community...

Open Educational Resources (OER) for Efficient, Accessible and Quality Education – How it makes our works more valuable?

The concept of OER first coined by UNESCO in 2002 in its Forum on Open Courseware and defined the term as “The open provision of educational resources, enabled by information and communication technologies, for consultation, use and adaptation by a community...

Although women are equal with men in terms of productive capacity and intelligence, the gender discrimination is very much prevalent in our societies since long. The picture is severe in developing world. Only because of cultural and social norms and rigidities,...

Women Leadership – How it speaks to our works?

Although women are equal with men in terms of productive capacity and intelligence, the gender discrimination is very much prevalent in our societies since long. The picture is severe in developing world. Only because of cultural and social norms and rigidities,...

My name is Catiza Henriques, I am a community activist for Girls Inspire Project in Muzuane Baixa suburb. My daughter Muanema Saide is one of the beneficiaries of this project.  Today I am filled with pride to be part of such...

Catiza’s Story: A Mother and Community Champion

My name is Catiza Henriques, I am a community activist for Girls Inspire Project in Muzuane Baixa suburb. My daughter Muanema Saide is one of the beneficiaries of this project.  Today I am filled with pride to be part of such...

My name is Natália Mitilage Narera. I am 23 years old. I am a mother of two children and we live in Muzuane Baixa suburb.  I separated from my husband and I live alone with my two children. My unfortunate story...

Meet Natalia!

My name is Natália Mitilage Narera. I am 23 years old. I am a mother of two children and we live in Muzuane Baixa suburb.  I separated from my husband and I live alone with my two children. My unfortunate story...

Taking a project from paper to reality requires planning, foresight and flexibility when things do not go as envisioned.  For initiatives like GIRLS Inspire, there are lots of items that need to be juggled, including tight deadlines, budgets, work plans, staffing,...

Project Management: How does this relate to our work?

Taking a project from paper to reality requires planning, foresight and flexibility when things do not go as envisioned.  For initiatives like GIRLS Inspire, there are lots of items that need to be juggled, including tight deadlines, budgets, work plans, staffing,...

Girls everywhere deserve education – that was the theme of GIRLS Inspire’s visit with a group of Canadian high school students. A group of girls from Yale Secondary School have joined together to volunteer their time in support of girls education,...

GIRLS Inspire teams up with high school students in Canada!

Girls everywhere deserve education – that was the theme of GIRLS Inspire’s visit with a group of Canadian high school students. A group of girls from Yale Secondary School have joined together to volunteer their time in support of girls education,...

“Throughout my marriage I was a victim of severe sexual and domestic violence and I was unaware of that because I was too young to understand”, shared Ramsha Sattar. Ramsha is just 14 years old girl and Bedari came in contact...

Ramsha Sattar – An innocent child and a victim of severe abuse

“Throughout my marriage I was a victim of severe sexual and domestic violence and I was unaware of that because I was too young to understand”, shared Ramsha Sattar. Ramsha is just 14 years old girl and Bedari came in contact...

Women’s DayFlashback to #IWD last month. Inspiring words on #economic #empowerment from @IAEDar. Wise words for a #Planet5050 Posted by GIRLS Inspire on Saturday, April 8, 2017     March 8th 2017, International Women’s Day Tanzania is committed to gender equality...

Celebrating #IWD2017 in Tanzania!

Women’s DayFlashback to #IWD last month. Inspiring words on #economic #empowerment from @IAEDar. Wise words for a #Planet5050 Posted by GIRLS Inspire on Saturday, April 8, 2017     March 8th 2017, International Women’s Day Tanzania is committed to gender equality...

Rukhsana Imran Farooq wife of Choudhry Imran Farooq is a resident of Jatoi City. Her husband suffers from backbone problems due to which he is unemployed and unable to financially support his family. They are Kamboh by caste and their family...

Social Status Elevation through Confidence Building

Rukhsana Imran Farooq wife of Choudhry Imran Farooq is a resident of Jatoi City. Her husband suffers from backbone problems due to which he is unemployed and unable to financially support his family. They are Kamboh by caste and their family...

Nasreen Saleem’s life took a turn for the worst when she was forced to marry Rana Arif in 2009 at the age of 14. She wanted to pursue higher education but due to family pressures and financial constraints she was prevented...

Against All Odds

Nasreen Saleem’s life took a turn for the worst when she was forced to marry Rana Arif in 2009 at the age of 14. She wanted to pursue higher education but due to family pressures and financial constraints she was prevented...

Child protection is very much crucial for any society, especially in the developing nations. Whereas every child has rights – both rights of existence and rights of spirits – like any other human being, child rights are violated in different ways...

Child protection for a better future – How our works are linked?

Child protection is very much crucial for any society, especially in the developing nations. Whereas every child has rights – both rights of existence and rights of spirits – like any other human being, child rights are violated in different ways...

International women’s day is celebrated on March 8 every year to mark the contribution of women to society across the globe. I remember when I grew up March 3 was World Prayer day for women, and as our house was next...

Empowering women and Girls for the world of work #beboldforchange

International women’s day is celebrated on March 8 every year to mark the contribution of women to society across the globe. I remember when I grew up March 3 was World Prayer day for women, and as our house was next...

Children’s rights are the human rights of children.1 Children’s rights include the right to health, education, family life, play and recreation, an adequate standard of living and to be protected from abuse and harm. Children’s rights cover their developmental and age-appropriate needs that change over...

Child Protection – How our works contribute?

Children’s rights are the human rights of children.1 Children’s rights include the right to health, education, family life, play and recreation, an adequate standard of living and to be protected from abuse and harm. Children’s rights cover their developmental and age-appropriate needs that change over...

Dear All, I would like to share a story of sport girls – Vidya. Vidya plays Kho-Kho and Kabaddi. Vidya belongs to a poor farmer’s family from Pulkoti village. Her family has eight members including parents and six siblings. Pulkoti village...

Vidya wants to become a Police Officer!

Dear All, I would like to share a story of sport girls – Vidya. Vidya plays Kho-Kho and Kabaddi. Vidya belongs to a poor farmer’s family from Pulkoti village. Her family has eight members including parents and six siblings. Pulkoti village...

You may remember seeing this poster in Kuala Lumpur. Rupali is truly one of our poster girls. She has maintained her account and went through the advanced financial literacy training. A day back she got her debit card; this would also enable...

A step up!

You may remember seeing this poster in Kuala Lumpur. Rupali is truly one of our poster girls. She has maintained her account and went through the advanced financial literacy training. A day back she got her debit card; this would also enable...

Culture of sharing is always considered as a noble trait of humankind. Whereas sharing any financial or economic resource got a trade-off, sharing educational resources on the other hand creates a win-win situation for both the creators and users. In the...

Sharing and Adapting Educational Resources – How Can It Make Our Works More Scalable and Efficient?

Culture of sharing is always considered as a noble trait of humankind. Whereas sharing any financial or economic resource got a trade-off, sharing educational resources on the other hand creates a win-win situation for both the creators and users. In the...

My name is Nazia Saleem. I have two brothers and four sisters. I live far from the main city and therefore faced many issues to get admission in any vocational center. Meanwhile I was struggling for any suitable institute get to...

Learning leads to Entrepreneurship

My name is Nazia Saleem. I have two brothers and four sisters. I live far from the main city and therefore faced many issues to get admission in any vocational center. Meanwhile I was struggling for any suitable institute get to...

Ria Khatun, a 14 year old girl, studies at Class eight in Bordaichondipur Bailkapara Alim Madrasa. She lives with her parents and two siblings in Elaipur village, Nachole, Chapainawabgonj. Her father Monirul Islam is a farmer and mother Morium Begum is...

Eve Teasing and Child Marriage – the Evil Twins.

Ria Khatun, a 14 year old girl, studies at Class eight in Bordaichondipur Bailkapara Alim Madrasa. She lives with her parents and two siblings in Elaipur village, Nachole, Chapainawabgonj. Her father Monirul Islam is a farmer and mother Morium Begum is...

Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system is critical for including the hard2reach girls and women into education. As our work is highly dependent on print based resources, inclusiveness cannot be ensured by the existing model of ODL. If we can share...

Innovations in ODL – How can it strengthen our works?

Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system is critical for including the hard2reach girls and women into education. As our work is highly dependent on print based resources, inclusiveness cannot be ensured by the existing model of ODL. If we can share...

During a self-growth session, Bedari saw a fourteen years old girl, Faaria (far right on photo) sitting quietly at a corner. Faaria is the brightest student amongst all of the girls and she always showed her full participation in the activities...

Faaria – a girl saved from Child Marriage

During a self-growth session, Bedari saw a fourteen years old girl, Faaria (far right on photo) sitting quietly at a corner. Faaria is the brightest student amongst all of the girls and she always showed her full participation in the activities...

On 10 December 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This global instrument was a milestone then because it was the first time that people everywhere, from different cultures and backgrounds, agreed on the universal...

2016 International Human Rights Day

On 10 December 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This global instrument was a milestone then because it was the first time that people everywhere, from different cultures and backgrounds, agreed on the universal...

True to the spirit of open learning, the Market Exchange at the 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF8) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia provided a space for sharing of ideas, resources, learning materials and products in open learning. GIRLS Inspire partners – Bedari, the Centre for...

Promoting open learning for women and girls’ education at PCF8 Marketplace

True to the spirit of open learning, the Market Exchange at the 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF8) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia provided a space for sharing of ideas, resources, learning materials and products in open learning. GIRLS Inspire partners – Bedari, the Centre for...

  The 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF8) Conference is currently in full swing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to discuss the role of Open, Online and Flexible Learning in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Before this took place, the GIRLS Inspire team...

GIRLS Inspire Pre-PCF8 Meeting

  The 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF8) Conference is currently in full swing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to discuss the role of Open, Online and Flexible Learning in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Before this took place, the GIRLS Inspire team...

Today, we are proud to launch our first #GIRLSInspire publication – Kavya – written and illustrated by Kuntal De. Kavya, which means both Sanskrit poetry and inspired, is a book that illustrates four stories of determination, hope and courage. It visualises...

Kavya: Inspired by Stories, Stories to Inspire.

Today, we are proud to launch our first #GIRLSInspire publication – Kavya – written and illustrated by Kuntal De. Kavya, which means both Sanskrit poetry and inspired, is a book that illustrates four stories of determination, hope and courage. It visualises...

This day was established on 17 December 1999 by the UN General Assembly to raise awareness of violence against women and girls around the world and to mobilise action.  The magnitude and scale of this problem is significant. Globally, one in...

2016 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

This day was established on 17 December 1999 by the UN General Assembly to raise awareness of violence against women and girls around the world and to mobilise action.  The magnitude and scale of this problem is significant. Globally, one in...

Diwali provided a good context both for providing skills training and to test the learned skills. Mann Deshi arranged a marketing fair in Satara to connect the young women under skills training to the local market. It has worked as a wonderful...

Marketing event to support livelihood learning

Diwali provided a good context both for providing skills training and to test the learned skills. Mann Deshi arranged a marketing fair in Satara to connect the young women under skills training to the local market. It has worked as a wonderful...

The learners in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system are mostly isolated and forced-to-work people. Since they left the formal education system long before, they are no longer interested to use the traditional contents. They are eager to learn something that...

Contents in ODL – Are they contextualized and gender responsive?

The learners in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system are mostly isolated and forced-to-work people. Since they left the formal education system long before, they are no longer interested to use the traditional contents. They are eager to learn something that...

Choosing appropriate technology for open and distance learning (ODL) is an important and highly discussed issue in the recent years. While adopting more and more technologies is required to tighten (close)  the so-called quality gap between conventional classroom teaching and off-campus...

Technology use in ODL – What technologies are appropriate?

Choosing appropriate technology for open and distance learning (ODL) is an important and highly discussed issue in the recent years. While adopting more and more technologies is required to tighten (close)  the so-called quality gap between conventional classroom teaching and off-campus...

Open and distance learning (ODL) is a method of learning that allows anyone to learn anytime from anywhere. Physical presence in face-to-face classroom is not an obligation in ODL system. Age, time, or place is not longer a barrier to learning....

Reaching the Hard2Reach Communities – How ODL can best fit?

Open and distance learning (ODL) is a method of learning that allows anyone to learn anytime from anywhere. Physical presence in face-to-face classroom is not an obligation in ODL system. Age, time, or place is not longer a barrier to learning....

An educated girl or woman can contribute much more to the society than any man or uneducated woman. Not only caring a child systematically, an educated woman also can work and support the family. She can run a business and create...

Webinar on ODL and Gender – What were Our Takeaways?

An educated girl or woman can contribute much more to the society than any man or uneducated woman. Not only caring a child systematically, an educated woman also can work and support the family. She can run a business and create...

In the last webinar on 28 September 2016, the issues relating to sustainable development have been detailed and efforts for integration of UN SDG goals into Girls Inspire initiatives were outlined. We must agree that the overall design and presentation in...

What did we learn from Webinar on SDGs?

In the last webinar on 28 September 2016, the issues relating to sustainable development have been detailed and efforts for integration of UN SDG goals into Girls Inspire initiatives were outlined. We must agree that the overall design and presentation in...

October and November are the months when most of the Western Indian communities, rich and poor alike, celebrate a number of festivals; the central being Diwali, the celebration of light. The festive season also marks a spike in the demands for...

Self employment skills

October and November are the months when most of the Western Indian communities, rich and poor alike, celebrate a number of festivals; the central being Diwali, the celebration of light. The festive season also marks a spike in the demands for...

Fatima was elder sister in her family. She was studying in 10th class and was very intelligent student. She was fond of studies and wanted to become a doctor. She belongs to a Pathan family. There was strict environment in her...

Forced Marriage is a Curse

Fatima was elder sister in her family. She was studying in 10th class and was very intelligent student. She was fond of studies and wanted to become a doctor. She belongs to a Pathan family. There was strict environment in her...

International Day of the Girl Child

Khalida is 24 years old. She has 4 sisters and 3 brothers at home. She left her school in class 9th and didn’t completed her matriculation due to financial condition of her family. Her father is a labourer and the family...

Khalida’s story – Leading towards a positive Life

Khalida is 24 years old. She has 4 sisters and 3 brothers at home. She left her school in class 9th and didn’t completed her matriculation due to financial condition of her family. Her father is a labourer and the family...

Rani was 17 when she got married to her cousin in Faisalabad. Belonging to a poor family she was never respected by her in laws. Her husband never cared of her needs and use to beat her daily. He always threatened...

Rani’s Story – Learning for Empowerment

Rani was 17 when she got married to her cousin in Faisalabad. Belonging to a poor family she was never respected by her in laws. Her husband never cared of her needs and use to beat her daily. He always threatened...

Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) Team in Tanzania is conducting Educational Multimedia Content Development Workshop from 3rd to 11th October 2016. The Workshop objectives are: i. Conceptualization on CEFM project; ii. Conceptualization of CEFM materials; iii. Describing  the process for...

Educational Multimedia Content Development Workshop

Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) Team in Tanzania is conducting Educational Multimedia Content Development Workshop from 3rd to 11th October 2016. The Workshop objectives are: i. Conceptualization on CEFM project; ii. Conceptualization of CEFM materials; iii. Describing  the process for...

For effective learning and for the mass awareness, Group Discussion is very important. It is a mutual gain of knowledge for all the participating members. When we try to develop and arrange awareness on the issue of socio-economic development we also...

Be open to ask any challenges and doubts you have

For effective learning and for the mass awareness, Group Discussion is very important. It is a mutual gain of knowledge for all the participating members. When we try to develop and arrange awareness on the issue of socio-economic development we also...

The sustainable development discourse has dominated the agenda of international politicians, environmentalists, economists and development agencies. While these discussions may seem to happen at a very high and international level, it has a huge impact on us and every person that...

How does Sustainable Development relate to our work?

The sustainable development discourse has dominated the agenda of international politicians, environmentalists, economists and development agencies. While these discussions may seem to happen at a very high and international level, it has a huge impact on us and every person that...

My name is Nasreen and I am 20 years old. My father is a laborer. I have 6 siblings. I was married at the age of 12 along with my elder sister who was 13 years old. The marriages were held...

Nasreen – A victim of Child Marriage

My name is Nasreen and I am 20 years old. My father is a laborer. I have 6 siblings. I was married at the age of 12 along with my elder sister who was 13 years old. The marriages were held...

The Bedari team conducted self growth sessions with the girls in Muzaffargarh. Different topics were addressed in these sessions to help the girls to solve their daily life problems with confidence. After the sessions the girls shared their views . One...

Self Growth Sessions- Way Ahead To Positive Life

The Bedari team conducted self growth sessions with the girls in Muzaffargarh. Different topics were addressed in these sessions to help the girls to solve their daily life problems with confidence. After the sessions the girls shared their views . One...

Women’s empowerment and the improvement of their social, economic and health status is an important issue. It is also essential for the achievement of sustainable development. Centre for Mass Education in Science (CMES), a national non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Bangladesh, joined...

Mobilising communities in Bangladesh – CMES Alinagar

Women’s empowerment and the improvement of their social, economic and health status is an important issue. It is also essential for the achievement of sustainable development. Centre for Mass Education in Science (CMES), a national non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Bangladesh, joined...

By: Fatima Nasir Raja Rubina, a 20 year old from Haripur Pakistan has a story which she wishes to tell every woman in Pakistan. She has a message, which she says should spark a ray of strength in every woman in...

Survival, with or without hands.

By: Fatima Nasir Raja Rubina, a 20 year old from Haripur Pakistan has a story which she wishes to tell every woman in Pakistan. She has a message, which she says should spark a ray of strength in every woman in...

To achieve optimal results on the Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) project, we at the Centre for Mass Education in Science (CMES) arranged an IT and capacity building training on 22 and 23 July, 2016. The training was a session for “Life...

Life Skills Training session

To achieve optimal results on the Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) project, we at the Centre for Mass Education in Science (CMES) arranged an IT and capacity building training on 22 and 23 July, 2016. The training was a session for “Life...

At Mann Deshi, our aim was to develop a step by step training programme that unfolds both in intensity and in diversity. We started with a general awareness on Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) followed by health and hygiene. The...

Contextualizing training – learnings from the field

At Mann Deshi, our aim was to develop a step by step training programme that unfolds both in intensity and in diversity. We started with a general awareness on Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) followed by health and hygiene. The...

Even before the project took off, we were facing a very important question. We already had done some reconnaissance field work with the communities targeted. Our field teams all came back with one single issue: How do we motivate those, who...

Visualizing Impact – our approach at Mann Deshi

Even before the project took off, we were facing a very important question. We already had done some reconnaissance field work with the communities targeted. Our field teams all came back with one single issue: How do we motivate those, who...

“Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18 – that is 28 girls every minute”, quoted Ms. Heather Hamilton, Interim Executive Director, Girls Not Brides. On the July 28 Webinar, the GIRLS Inspire team had the pleasure of...

Webinar on Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM)

“Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18 – that is 28 girls every minute”, quoted Ms. Heather Hamilton, Interim Executive Director, Girls Not Brides. On the July 28 Webinar, the GIRLS Inspire team had the pleasure of...

Sidra Noureen is a 20 year old girl. She is an orphan girl. She lives in a Bangash Colony Pirwadhi, Rawalpindi. She came to visit SPARC’s skill center and got herself registered on 16th March, 2016. She joined the tailoring course...

Case Study – Sidra Noureen

Sidra Noureen is a 20 year old girl. She is an orphan girl. She lives in a Bangash Colony Pirwadhi, Rawalpindi. She came to visit SPARC’s skill center and got herself registered on 16th March, 2016. She joined the tailoring course...

SPARC’s Success story. By: Fatima Nasir Raja   Nadia a 21 year old from Peshawar KP joined SPARC’s Centre for Street Children (CSC) in March  2016.  Nadia had only attained primary education due to lack of resources. While talking to SPARC,...

Nadia’s story with SPARC’s Centre for Street Children (CSC)

SPARC’s Success story. By: Fatima Nasir Raja   Nadia a 21 year old from Peshawar KP joined SPARC’s Centre for Street Children (CSC) in March  2016.  Nadia had only attained primary education due to lack of resources. While talking to SPARC,...

Fouzia – A rare case of Recovery

Fouzia – A rare case of Recovery

In the efforts to #EndChildMarriage, the GIRLS inspire project was launched in Tanzania in May 2016. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training – Government of Tanzania, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), the Institute of Adult Education...

Launch of GIRLS Inspire in Tanzania – Transcripts

In the efforts to #EndChildMarriage, the GIRLS inspire project was launched in Tanzania in May 2016. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training – Government of Tanzania, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), the Institute of Adult Education...