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Forced marriage

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.

  • CREATE Youth Conference

    Strengthening youth responses to FGM and forced marriage.

  • It’s my RIGHT TO KNOW!

    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” […]

  • IKWRO welcomes Scottish move on forced marriage

    Women’s rights charity at the forefront of the movement to end forced marriage welcomes new criminal offence in Scotland Diana Nammi, Executive Director of the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights […]

  • Podcast from Afghan Voice

    IKWRO worker Lina gives an interview to Afghan Voice (in English and Pashtun)

Call IKWRO now:
Mon to Fri 9.30-5.30 0207 920 6460

For out-of-hours emergencies call
Kurdish / Arabic/English: 07846 275246
Farsi / Dari / English: 07846 310157

If you are in immediate danger dial 999

Out of hours press inquiries: 07862 733511


IKWRO is a registered charity number 1151507 founded in 2002. We are committed to providing non-judgmental support to women who speak Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish, Farsi, Dari, Pashtu and English.


Postal contact

IKWRO – Women’s Rights Organisation
PO Box 75229
E15 9FX

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Mon to Fri 9.30-5.30 0207 920 6460