Category Archives: Blog

Campaigners urge government to fully and impartially investigate Sharia bodies

Sharia

Today, an unprecedented number of women’s rights campaigners and organisations from Britain and internationally, including IKWRO, have submitted a letter to the Home Secretary raising serious concerns about the government’s ‘independent review’ into Sharia courts in Britain. The letter states that the limited scope of inquiry and its inappropriate theological approach will do nothing to address the discriminatory effect and intent of the courts on private and family matters: areas where, arguably, the greatest human rights violations of minority women in the UK take place.

‘True Honour’ award winner on ITV

Shaheen Hashmat, winner of our True Honour Award 2016, talks about forced marriage on ITV.

Woman’s Hour

Nezahat Cihan comments on PM David Cameron’s latest position upon Muslim women and integration.

Dead women walking

IMG_0947 copy

IKWRO takes to the streets to honour the memory of murdered women, and to demand government support for our fight to end violence against women and girls.

On Sunday 22 November 2015, the week of the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO), joined the Dead Woman Walking march through central London to Parliament Square. As we walked, in respectful silence, the names and ages of 395 women and girls murdered by their partners, ex-partners and family in the UK since 8th June 2012 were read out. It was incredibly sobering, moving and powerful. The final woman, whose name is not yet publicly known, was murdered only the day before we marched.

Stop CISPA