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Sharia in the UK

In the UK, Muslim Arbitration Tribunals, Sharia Councils and other bodies are using Sharia Law to settle disputes which involve issues such as domestic violence, forced marriage and divorce. IKWRO is concerned that some of these bodies discriminate against women and girls.


  • Sharia Laws are part of the extremist threat and not a solution

      Letter to Amber Rudd, Secretary of State The Independent Review on Sharia: Sharia Laws are part of the extremist threat and not a solution As black and minority women […]

  • Sharia ‘Courts’: Why regulation is not the answer

    ‘Sharia’ and other religious systems of arbitration are back in the news once again. There appears to be growing recognition of the profoundly discriminatory nature of religious arbitration systems which […]

  • Public seminar at UK parliament

    Public Seminar at UK Parliament on Sharia Law, Legal Pluralism and Access to Justice Sharia Law, Legal Pluralism and Access to Justice is hosted by IKWRO and several organisations and […]

  • Religious arbitration and women’s rights

    A meeting for BME women In an Open Letter to Theresa May, an unprecedented number of BME women’s rights organisations and campaigners signed a letter warning against the rapid slide […]


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About IKWRO

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.

 

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

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