Category Archives: Forced marriage

Happy International Youth Day!

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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 engagement and IKWRO is celebrating the inspiring young people that we are working with as agents of change to tackle “honour” based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

Since IKWRO was founded, 13 years ago, we’ve made huge progress in raising awareness about “honour” based violence, forced marriage, child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). We’ve played a leading role in ensuring these issues are high on the government’s agenda: we were at the forefront of the successful campaign to criminalise forced marriage and our experienced, specialist advice and counselling teams have safeguarded and supported literally tens of thousands of women and girls at risk.

The Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) welcomes the first prosecution under forced marriage law

On 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 is the first prosecution under the law to criminalise forced marriage, which came into force last year following a long campaign by the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO).

CREATE Youth Conference

Strengthening youth responses to FGM and forced marriage.

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It’s my RIGHT TO KNOW!

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On 10th October, the eve of the Day of the Girl, the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) are proud to launch our new RIGHT TO KNOW campaign, to tackle “honour” based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

every young person

  1. That they have the right not to face “honour” based violence, forced marriage or FGM.
  2. That support is available for them if they are worried about “honour” based violence, forced marriage or FGM.
  3. That their teachers and the staff at their school or college will understand and take steps to protect them if they disclose “honour” based violence, forced marriage or FGM.

You can help make this happen. Find out how here.

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