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Ozgecan Aslan, a 20 year old undergraduate psychology student in Mersin, south Turkey, went missing on 11th February 2015. She got on a minibus to go home from university. She was attacked and raped by the bus driver and two other men, stabbed, burnt and then her body was thrown in the bushes.
We, the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) are so proud to share wonderful news. On Monday 13 October 2014, at a ceremony in Central London, Diana Nammi, our Founder and Executive Director, was honoured with the Woman of the Year award 2014 for her work to protect the rights of Middle Eastern and North African women and to end “honour” based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and domestic violence.
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).
- That they have the right not to face “honour” based violence, forced marriage or FGM.
- That support is available for them if they are worried about “honour” based violence, forced marriage or FGM.
- 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.
We are relieved to hear that the hate speech event called “honour killings are morally justified”, which was due to take place on 30 August 2014 as part of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at Sydney Opera House, has been cancelled. But we are disgusted that Sydney Opera House and the other event organisers ever thought it was acceptable.
Not only was the tittle “honour killings are morally justified” so dangerous, but so was the description of the talk which suggested that “honour” killings are “allegedly wrong”. “Honour” killing is murder, it IS wrong. FULL STOP.