First refuge for Middle Eastern and North African women opens

On Friday, 1st May 2015 in London, the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) opens the first specialist refuge for Middle Eastern and North African women. The refuge will accommodate and support vulnerable single women at risk of “honour” based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence.

Women in the refuge will receive specialist support from IKWRO’s expert team who speak six community languages as well as English and provide advice, advocacy, training and counselling. Last year IKWRO assisted over 780 clients face to face and gave advice to over 2500 clients and professionals over the telephone.

Leading “honour”-based violence activist Diana Nammi wins international award

On Thursday 30 April 2015, at a ceremony in New York, Diana Nammi, Founder and Executive Director of the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) will be honoured with the Voice of Courage Award for her lifelong commitment to protecting the rights of Middle Eastern and North African women and girls and to ending “honour” based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and domestic violence.

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Call on your parliamentary candidates to commit to ensuring that every school is made “honour” based violence forced marriage and FGM safe

This is about keeping young people safe. We have no time to waste. Help us make sure that as soon as parliament recommences after the election, our new MP’s are committed to getting straight to work on making sure that every school is made “honour” based violence, forced marriage and FGM safe.

Free ESOL courses for migrant women in London

Our next free English Language begins on 15th April 2015, with cover for travel expenses and childcare.

The course includes other activities and workshops and will last  for 12 weeks delivered over  two full days per week on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Dalston Kingsland (Hackney)

For any queries please contact us.

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