Category Archives: Press releases

Women’s rights groups urge government to hold inquiry into Sharia ‘courts’ and the lack of access to justice

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On Thursday 10 December 2015, Southall Black Sisters (SBS), One Law for All, Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO), Centre for Secular Space and British Muslims for Secular Democracy will attend 10 Downing Street to hand deliver a letter signed by nearly 400 individuals and organisations urging David Cameron to hold an inquiry into the discriminatory nature of Sharia ‘courts’ and other religious arbitration forums.

IKWRO respond to HMIC report on ‘honour’ violence

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Leading “honour” based violence charity welcomes HMIC report which identifies needs for major improvements by police

On Tuesday 8th December 2015, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) published the findings of their “Honour” Based Violence Inspection. We, the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO), a leading “honour” based violence charity, which last year received 2,500 calls from women, girls and professionals and provided intensive support in 800 cases, welcome the findings of the report, which identifies that a number of major improvements must be made to policing of “honour” based violence to ensure that victims and survivors are protected and “honour” killings are prevented.

NEW RESEARCH REVEALS: In only five years, police record more than 11,000 ‘honour’ based violence cases

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Expert, Diana Nammi, Executive Director of the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) is available for interview.

On Thursday 9 July 2015, the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO), a leading women’s rights charity campaigning to end all forms of “honour” based violence, including forced marriage, child marriage and female genital mutilation, publishes new research revealing that from 2010 to 2014 UK police have recorded more than 11,000 cases of “honour” based violence.

First refuge for Middle Eastern and North African women opens

On Friday, 1st May 2015 in London, the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) opens the first specialist refuge for Middle Eastern and North African women. The refuge will accommodate and support vulnerable single women at risk of “honour” based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence.

Women in the refuge will receive specialist support from IKWRO’s expert team who speak six community languages as well as English and provide advice, advocacy, training and counselling. Last year IKWRO assisted over 780 clients face to face and gave advice to over 2500 clients and professionals over the telephone.

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