FIND OUT HOW IKWRO’S WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AS AGENTS OF CHANGE
Today, Wednesday 12th August 2015, is the United Nations’ designated International Youth Day. This year’s theme is youth civic engagement and IKWRO is celebrating the inspiring young people that we are working with as agents of change to tackle “honour” based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).
Since IKWRO was founded, 13 years ago, we’ve made huge progress in raising awareness about “honour” based violence, forced marriage, child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). We’ve played a leading role in ensuring these issues are high on the government’s agenda: we were at the forefront of the successful campaign to criminalise forced marriage and our experienced, specialist advice and counselling teams have safeguarded and supported literally tens of thousands of women and girls at risk.
NEW RESEARCH REVEALS: In only five years, police record more than 11,000 ‘honour’ based violence cases
Expert, Diana Nammi, Executive Director of the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) is available for interview.
On Thursday 9 July 2015, the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO), a leading women’s rights charity campaigning to end all forms of “honour” based violence, including forced marriage, child marriage and female genital mutilation, publishes new research revealing that from 2010 to 2014 UK police have recorded more than 11,000 cases of “honour” based violence.
We, IKWRO, a charity that campaigns and supports women and girls from Middle Eastern and North African communities facing “honour” based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and domestic abuse have teamed up with The Challenge, an organisation that works with young people over the holidays.