DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – This year’s FROK AGM will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 17th June in Coventry. Light refreshments from 1.30, AGM business section from 1.45 to 2.15pm; guest speaker at 2.30pm; close at 4pm. Our guest speaker this year is Dr Aisha Malik, speaking on ‘Gendered decision-making and medical treatments – Experiences from Pakistan’ . The meeting is OPEN TO ALL – but it helps with catering if you can let us know you’re coming – email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
KK recently held their mid term strategic review workshop in Peshawar. Marilyn Crawshaw (FROK Chair) and Naeema Hann (FROK Vice Chair) were delighted to be able to attend. Watch KK’s you-tube for highlights.
Two Fundraising events coming up – (1) Frock for FROK women’s clothes swop in York on Saturday 11th March from 2 to 4pm. (2) Iyengar Yoga Benefit for FROK – online class on the morning of Saturday 4th March. Contact us on frok.events @gmail.com for details
OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER IS NOW OUT WITH A FOCUS ON KK’S WORK ON FLOOD RELIEF. FIND IT ON OUR PUBLICATIONS PAGE NOW
UPDATE November 2022 – although we have now closed our Flood Relief Appeal, you can still donate to FROK by clicking on the ‘Ways to Help’ tab. KK’s flood relief effort continues alongside its other work. While the flood waters have gone down, the need for help remains through medical camps, distribution of food, hygiene kits and now the need for warm winter clothing. Our next Newsletter, due out soon, will focus primarily on the flood relief work.
23.9.22 See our News and Appeals page for details of how FROK’s money has helped provide medical camps. Our Appeal is still open. Please give generously either via Just Giving – https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/floodrelief4FROK – on by clicking on our ‘Ways to Help’ tab on this website. Every penny will go direct to KK’s efforts. Thank you.
6.9.22 – please see our News and Appeals page. Your money is already making a difference!
FROK has today launched an emergency Flood Relief Fundraising campaign to support Khwendo Kor’s humanitarian work in the floods affected areas where it works. Torrential monsoons have led to loss of life, livelihoods and homes and the situation is very grave. Please give generously either via Just Giving – https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/floodrelief4FROK – on by clicking on our ‘Ways to Help’ tab on this website. Every penny will go direct to KK’s efforts. Thank you.
29th August 2022
OUT NOW! See our Publications page for our current newsletter, No 1 2022
The FROK Annual Report for 2021-2 that was presented at our AGM on 28th May is now available on our Publications Page. Do check it out.
We also had a very interesting talk from our guest speaker, Emily Beasley, on ‘Climate Change: Its impact on women and the development of solutions by and for women and their communities’. A recording of it is now available on you-tube so please contact us on email@example.com for the link. It’s well worth watching!
Recording of event from Sunday 6th March now available. The work of Khwendo Kor was the focus of an online event called ‘Celebrating Women’s Empowerment and Creativity’ as part of the MACFEST Muslim Women’s International Festival (https://macfest.org.uk). It looked at the ways in which KK supports rural women in developing and maintaining their handicraft skills in, and marketing of, mazri goods, embroidery and more as part of their mission to enable women to live with dignity and self-reliance.
You can watch the whole event on facebook at https://fb.watch/bWKlcs-12T/
or on you-tube at https://youtu.be/UFmTT-Ps-4k
Or you can watch the film alone (11 mins) on https://youtu.be/iKbguQKIuTM
York members of FROK raised £1,000 in their events as part of York International Women’s Week. Thank you!
We held a fascinating online event from 1-3pm on Saturday 20th November entitled ‘Women. Education and Pakistan: a conversation with Qaisra Shahraz followed by a conversation with Khwendo Kor staff’. Almost 40 people attended from around the world. There is a report of it in our newsletter (No 2 2021) on our publications page. Thanks to all who took part!
We’re pleased to welcome a new Trustee, Dr Sundus Yahya. Read about her on the FROK Trustees page.
The FROK AGM took place on 27th June. The 2020-2021 Annual Report is also now available on the Publications page.
We recently held two very successful events as part of York International Women’s Week 2021. We have now launched the film that we made jointly with Khwendo Kor – FILM AND FOOD WITH ‘FROK’ – SHARING WOMEN’S PANDEMIC EXPERIENCES FROM YORK AND NW PAKISTAN.
It is publicly available on you-tube at https://youtu.be/wGWw_8Y9mBw
Don’t forget to turn on subtitles in the icon at the bottom of the screen
FROK is delighted to announce that Khwendo Kor has now been granted a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Economic Affairs Division of the Government of Pakistan. This is a huge achievement. Congratulations to KK for all their hard work and perseverance!
FROK’s online autumn talk: ‘Human Writes: Pakistani Women’s Writing’ took place from 2-3pm (GMT) Saturday 14th Nov. For a report on it, please see our latest Newsletter (No 2 2020) under Publications.
Our 2019-20 Annual Report and our latest Newsletter are available on our Publications Page
Our COVID-19 Appeal is now closed having raised £5,088. Every penny goes straight to KK to support their humanitarian efforts. Thank you for all who donated.