Category Archives: Blog

Open Letter to the FCO

Open Letter to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Boris Johnson

Dear Mr Johnson,

Re Amina Al-Jeffery

We the undersigned write to ask in the strongest possible terms that the FCO brings every possible pressure to bear on the authorities in Saudi Arabia to ensure the safe return of this young woman to the UK without delay.

Campaigners urge government to fully and impartially investigate Sharia bodies

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.

Stop CISPA