APWA UK Branch
APWA’s UK branch had been active since Begum Liaqat’s time. The Pakistani ambassadors wife was the Ex-Officio in 2009, then President Laila Sarfaraz registered APWA with the UK charity commission in order to branch out to a wider array of donors and this subsequently led to the formation of a trust. ( second sentence doesn’t make sense in terms of content)
The UK All Pakistan Women’s Association has just completed 4 years since its registration in the UK and has worked on behalf of British Pakistani women, representing them on the BBC, SKY and many national channels. We are connected globally through our website, and have been contacted by numerous local authorities asking for help and guidance for women of Pakistani origin. Our role is of the bridge that connects authorities and those in need. We believe our persistent hard work has contributed to British Pakistani women receiving a platform and a voice.
In the past years APWA(UK) has participated in several conferences in Geneva, Johannesburg, Iceland, CSW New York, along with a major IAW conference held in London which was organized by the Chairperson Bashan Rafique.
Our aim of raising awareness in regard to women’s issues in the UK has been backed financially by donations, contribution by friends, through membership fees and by well-wishers, however we now need help in the form of human resources to achieve our goal.