Each year in the UK an estimated 3000 people are forced into marriage. Forcing someone to marry is not a crime here, but people who are at risk of or have experienced forced marriage can get a protection order to prevent their family from taking certain actions.
BBC’s ‘Inside the Foreign Office’ gives behind the scenes insight into Government efforts to prevent “honour” based violence and forced marriageThe final episode of the documentary joins the Forced Marriage Unit in a race against time to prevent a 17 year-old British girl from being forced to marry in Iraq. […]
53% rise in “honour” based violence cases reported to the police since the criminalisation of forced marriageThe number of cases of “honour” based violence, forced marriage and FGM reported to the police in the UK has increased by 53% since 2014, IKWRO’s new research shows. The […]
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 […]
The Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) welcomes the first prosecution under forced marriage lawOn 10 June 2015, a 34-year-old man from Cardiff, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to forcing a 25-year-old woman to marry him in under duress. This […]