1st July 2011 – 7pm – 9pm – Quaker Meeting House, St Giles, Oxford. Free entry. Refreshments provided. All welcome.

Maryam Bibi, founder and director of Khwendo Kor, will be talking about the connections between fair trade, education and empowerment, peace and environmental sustainability in the Tribal Areas and former North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Maryam, together with three women friends, established Khwendo Kor (Pashto for ‘Sister’s Home’) in 1993. The organisation now works in over 300 villages to create strong and progressive communities.

The session will start with refreshments at 7.00pm, followed by an introduction and short video about the work of Khwendo Kor. Maryam will speak, followed by time for questions and answers and general discussions and further refreshments and conversation.

You can find out more about Khwendo Kor and Maryam’s work in many articles online: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=maryam+bibi

Organised by Oxford City Fair Trade Coalition (OFTC) and UK Friends of Khwendo Kor (FROK) and with support from Oxford Quaker Meeting. Find out more at http://www.oxfairtrade.org.uk and http://www.frok.org.uk/.

A poster is attached that you can use to promote this event. Please circulate the details above to any networks you feel may be interested.

Maryam Bibi Event Poster-email 1.pdf

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