Nominations open for True Honour awards 2019

We are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for our True Honour Awards 2019!

IKWRO will present a True Honour Award to a person or organisation that has taken a stand against “honour” based violence, whether in their personal lives or in their work. By recognising and publicising their outstanding courage and commitment, we hope that we can inspire others to act.

Volunteer with IKWRO

IKWRO are now recruiting volunteers in Advice, Admin, Social Media, Campaigns and for the Refuge.

Are you looking for experience in the BME ending violence against women and girls (VAWG) sector? Would you like to help tackle “honour” based violence, forced marriage and FGM? Do you want to join an organisation working to improve Middle Eastern, North African and Afghan women’s rights in the UK?

If so, volunteering at IKWRO could be a great opportunity to gain experience and share skills with us.

Please visit our Volunteering page for more information on how to apply.

*Middle Eastern and North African language skills would be an advantage, but are not essential.

True Honour Awards 2018

IKWRO are delighted to announce the nominees and winners of the True Honour Awards 2018

On behalf of IKWRO and all of the judges we’d like to congratulate every nominee for their vital work to end “honour” based violence and support survivors. Every single one deserves recognition and enormous praise.

Sharia Laws are part of the extremist threat and not a solution

 

Letter to Amber Rudd, Secretary of State

The Independent Review on Sharia: Sharia Laws are part of the extremist threat and not a solution

As black and minority women and human rights campaigners, we voice our dismay at the outcome of the independent review on Sharia laws commissioned by the government in 2016. Although the government has rejected formal recognition (through regulation), the way has been left open for the Sharia courts to continue to exist in a no-man’s land where they continue to produce discriminatory parallel laws while posing as an acceptable alternative dispute mechanism. Now they will be strengthened by a review that has endorsed their existence.

Stop CISPA