True Honour Awards 2015

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Nominations now open!

We are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for our 4th True Honour Awards.

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.

Law Society withdraws ‘sharia’ practice note

Sara Browne and Diana Nammi with Maryam Namazie of One Law for All

Law Society responds to women’s rights activists with apology and withdrawal of its endorsement of discriminatory Sharia law

 Diana Nammi, Executive Director of the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) is available for interview.

 On 24 November 2014, the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, following a long campaign by women’s rights activists, the Law Society, the professional body for solicitors in England and Wales, announced that it has withdrawn its guidance on Sharia succession rules which discriminate against women and some children and has appologised.

Diana Nammi named Woman of the Year

Diana winning Barclays Woman of the Year Award

We, the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) are so proud to share wonderful news. On Monday 13 October 2014, at a ceremony in Central London, Diana Nammi, our Founder and Executive Director, was honoured with the Woman of the Year award 2014 for her work to protect the rights of Middle Eastern and North African women and to end “honour” based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and domestic violence.



On 10th October, the eve of the Day of the Girl, the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) are proud to launch our new RIGHT TO KNOW campaign, to tackle “honour” based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

every young person

  1. That they have the right not to face “honour” based violence, forced marriage or FGM.
  2. That support is available for them if they are worried about “honour” based violence, forced marriage or FGM.
  3. That their teachers and the staff at their school or college will understand and take steps to protect them if they disclose “honour” based violence, forced marriage or FGM.

You can help make this happen. Find out how here.