Khwendo Kor is a Pashto language word, which means “sisters’ home”. It is a non-profit, non-partisan organization registered in 1993 under the societies Act 1860 (Registration # 2614/5/2280). It was set up in response to an urgent need expressed by women for a forum to address their issues. It has developed into a sisterhood, guiding women to take practical steps for the betterment of themselves and their families. It is a participatory development initiative, focusing on the active involvement of the communities especially women and Children. KK works in villages of Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa (KPK) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) where health, education and income generation facilities are either non-existent or dysfunctional and the poor are marginalized.
Khwendo Kor (KK) is working for the women and children of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa. The activities/programmes implemented in the target villages are funded by various donor agencies. Keeping in view the need of the area, donors are approached through writing proposals and requests for funding. The funding received from the donors is further utilized in the implementation of the activities.
KK is practicing its 3-year strategic planning cycle in order to keep itself in line with the changing needs and context of the area where the organization is working.
To achieve rights-for-all, empowered communities, women and children, and a just and equitable society. In addition to its avowed mission for women, KK seeks to work with men rather than against them. Its success reflects this inclusiveness, which is embodied in its mission.
We aspire to sustain and strengthen KK to empower vulnerable communities, especially women and children, to effectively demand their rights and contribute to a just and equitable society.
- Good governance:
Vulnerable communities especially women and children are empowered to successfully claim their health and education rights.
- Community-led social services:
Vulnerable communities especially women and children are empowered to play an effective role in improving local, provincial and national governance.
- Sustainable livelihoods:
Vulnerable communities especially women and children are capacitated to contribute in family sustainable livelihoods
For more information on Khwendo Kor, please visit: www.khwendokor.org.pk