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Volunteer with IKWRO

IKWRO are now recruiting volunteers in Advice, Admin, Social Media, Campaigns and for the Refuge.

Are you looking for experience in the BME ending violence against women and girls (VAWG) sector? Would you like to help tackle “honour” based violence, forced marriage and FGM? Do you want to join an organisation working to improve Middle Eastern, North African and Afghan women’s rights in the UK?

If so, volunteering at IKWRO could be a great opportunity to gain experience and share skills with us.

Please visit our Volunteering page for more information on how to apply.

*Middle Eastern and North African language skills would be an advantage, but are not essential.

European Conference 2017

Why every professional needs to be equipped to safeguard against harmful practices

What will the conference cover?
Hear real case studies from specialist organisations working with women and girls at risk of “Honour” Based Violence, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation across Europe. Learn about good and bad practice and hear from public sector leaders about the importance of continuing professional training and have opportunities to network.

Dead women walking

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.

Nearly 200 signatories, including IKWRO, call for dismantling of parallel legal systems

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.

Stop CISPA