Parveen Bibi’s story: Selling for money and then she became the victim of forced marriage

Parveen was a divorced lady from Faisal Abad, having a boy from her first marriage. She was sold at the age of 28 years and sent to South Punjab. She was uneducated and unskilled.. One of her family members dodged her in the name of earning money in some other city . She was forced to marry the man who purchased her for 60, 000 rupees . She was forced to remain locked at home. She was not allowed to go out in the village. She was not allowed to meet other women. She gave birth to two girls. She spent her youth in a lurch and away from her family. Her son was in Faisal Abad, to whom she was not allowed to meet. In 2010 , her time changed with the arrival of flood . The whole village was collapsed. Different organizations arrived to help the people there. They gathered women there, to help and restore their lifestyles and help them financially. They conducted awareness and self growth training for them, So Parveen husband was forced to give permission to her to be involved in those sessions because he had his own financial interest. She was awarded animals to earn her livelihood. The crisis brought out an opportunity for her, she reshaped herself, she became confident, she started mobilizing people, she became a community leader and started changing behaviours of her locality. So her contribution makes women more empowered and independent. yet she has the desire to meet her son one time in life and it's so painful.

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Parveen Bibi’s story: Selling for money and then she became the victim of forced marriage

Parveen was a divorced lady from Faisal Abad, having a boy from her first marriage. She was sold at the age of 28 years and sent to South Punjab. She was uneducated and unskilled.. One of her family members dodged her in the name of earning money in some other city . She was forced to marry the man who purchased her for 60, 000 rupees . She was forced to remain locked at home. She was not allowed to go out in the village. She was not allowed to meet other women. She gave birth to two girls. She spent her youth in a lurch and away from her family. Her son was in Faisal Abad, to whom she was not allowed to meet. In 2010 , her time changed with the arrival of flood . The whole village was collapsed. Different organizations arrived to help the people there. They gathered women there, to help and restore their lifestyles and help them financially. They conducted awareness and self growth training for them, So Parveen husband was forced to give permission to her to be involved in those sessions because he had his own financial interest. She was awarded animals to earn her livelihood. The crisis brought out an opportunity for her, she reshaped herself, she became confident, she started mobilizing people, she became a community leader and started changing behaviours of her locality. So her contribution makes women more empowered and independent. yet she has the desire to meet her son one time in life and it's so painful.

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