Law Society withdraws discriminatory ‘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 APPOLOGY AND WITHDRAWAL OF ITS ENDORESEMENT 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rights activists, the Law Society, the professional body for solicitors in England and Wales, announced that it has withdrawn its guidance on Sharia succession rules which discriminate against women and some children and has appologised.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, Women’s Rights Activist, 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.

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