Update on the #RightToKnow campaign

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How you can help us get MPs behind making every school every school “honour” based violence, forced marriage and FGM safe

The Right To Know campaign got a huge boost last week when the Education Select Committee published its report Life lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools which states that young people “have a right to information that will help keep them healthy and safe” and concludes that the Department for Education should “develop a workplan for introducing age-appropriate PSHE (Personal Social Health and Economic education) and SRE (Sex and Relationships education) as statutory subjects in primary and secondary schools”.

IKWRO welcomes MP’s rejection of amendments to the law on sex-selective abortion

We, the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO), are delighted to announce that our campaign to stop proposed amendments to the Serious Crime Bill to criminalise sex selective abortion, which would have endangered women, has succeeded.

Last night, Monday 23 February 2015 MPs voted against the proposed changes MPs voted by 292 to 201.

Why IKWRO oppose the proposed amendments to the Serious Crime Bill to criminalise sex selective abortion

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We, the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO), stand for equality. We oppose patriarchy and all forms of gendercide, including through non-medically motivated sex selective abortions. In order to prevent gendercide, we work to end patriarchy and to change the mind-set of practicing communities that value females less than males.

Ozgecan Aslan: In solidarity

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Ozgecan Aslan, a 20 year old undergraduate psychology student in Mersin, south Turkey, went missing on 11th February 2015. She got on a minibus to go home from university. She was attacked and raped by the bus driver and two other men, stabbed, burnt and then her body was thrown in the bushes.

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