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A unique approach to tackling the challenges facing women and their communities in the Northwest of Pakistan

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

FREE - see entry for details

5-7pm Monday 8th April at Room CL/A/028 Church Lane Building, University of York, York, YO10 5DG.  Book at https://forms.gle/72wTZKmCWPWEd3Wq6  OR contact frok.events@gmail.com or phone 01904 702060.  The venue has step free access, accessible toilets, accessible parking – https://www.accessable.co.uk/university-of-york/access-guides/cl-a-028.  We are also exploring the possibility of securing some free on-site parking so please contact us for details.


This is a joint event with the Centre for Applied Human Rights (https://www.york.ac.uk/cahr/) and the UK Friends of Khwendo Kor (www.frok.org.uk).  It offers an opportunity to hear from staff of Khwendo Kor (www.khwendokor.org) during a rare visit to the UK.  KK is a grassroots women-led non-governmental organisation working to improve the situation for women and girls in the deeply conservative, poverty stricken and geopolitically sensitive area of the north west of Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan. Khwendo Kor is headed by Maryam Bibi, a remarkable woman from Waziristan who has received numerous national and international awards including an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York for her human rights work, but remains humble and deeply committed to the rights of women.  Together with her Deputy, Khalid Usman (a former Fellow on the Protective Fellowship Scheme at the Centre for Applied Human Rights), they have developed a holistic Viable Village approach to their work with women at its core to achieve sustainable change where change has seemed almost impossible.  Most recently they have been selected as one of only two women’s organisations (the other in India) to partner with Climate Resilience for All (https://www.climateresilience.org/ ) for its launch at COP28 with their belief that ‘When women are climate resilient, we will all be climate resilient’.

Come and listen to Maryam, Khalid and their colleagues Nuzhat Amin and Imran Kazmi.

The event will start with an informal opportunity from 5 to 5.30pm to meet with Maryam Bibi, Khalid Usman, Nuzhat Amin and Imran Kazmi.  There will then be a talk and discussion from 5.30 to 6.30pm and a further opportunity to talk informally before closing at 7pm. 


April 8
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE - see entry for details


Centre for Applied Human Rights @ UoY


Church Lane Building, University of York
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