IKWRO helps Middle Eastern women and girls (Iranian, Kurdish, Arab, Afghan and Turkish) who are living in the UK. We speak Farsi, Arabic, Kurdish, Dari, Pashto, Turkish and English.
We can give you confidential advice on issues including domestic violence, “honour” based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, separation and divorce, child custody, housing and benefits. We don’t tell you what to do or judge you. We explain the options and help you to make decisions.
We can speak with you on the telephone, see you at our London office or meet you at another place which is safe and convenient for you. We can also run an advice clinic, for example at your local community centre, GP surgery or youth club. All our services are completely confidential.
Referrals and advocacy
We can refer you to other services – for example housing, immigration advice or legal aid – and can come with you to appointments with the police, a GP or others. We will work with police, social services and others to keep you safe. Where necessary we can also translate, write letters for you or speak on your behalf.
Support and counselling
We give emotional support to all clients and offer a free counselling service in Farsi, Kurdish and English.
We run training groups explaining women’s rights under UK law. If you are interested in taking part in these please talk to your advisor or contact us by telephone. We also provide long term support and can link you up to English classes, training, education and employment to help you move on with your life.
Get in touch
If you need our help you can contact us on the numbers to the right of this page. You can also use our online referral form, but if you need help urgently we recommend that you call us.