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IKWRO takes to the streets to honour the memory of murdered women, and to demand government support for our fight to end violence against women and girls.
On Sunday 22 November 2015, the week of the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO), joined the Dead Woman Walking march through central London to Parliament Square. As we walked, in respectful silence, the names and ages of 395 women and girls murdered by their partners, ex-partners and family in the UK since 8th June 2012 were read out. It was incredibly sobering, moving and powerful. The final woman, whose name is not yet publicly known, was murdered only the day before we marched.
IKWRO is one of many signatories backing One Law for All’s campaign for the dismantling the parallel legal system, as covered recently by Thomson Reuters. The full text of this campaign letter is below.