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Make the #RightToKnow an electoral issue

Call on your parliamentary candidates to commit to ensuring that every school is made “honour” based violence forced marriage and FGM safe

This is about keeping young people safe. We have no time to waste. Help us make sure that as soon as parliament recommences after the election, our new MP’s are committed to getting straight to work on making sure that every school is made “honour” based violence, forced marriage and FGM safe.

IKWRO welcomes MP’s rejection of amendments to the law on sex-selective abortion

We, the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO), are delighted to announce that our campaign to stop proposed amendments to the Serious Crime Bill to criminalise sex selective abortion, which would have endangered women, has succeeded.

Last night, Monday 23 February 2015 MPs voted against the proposed changes MPs voted by 292 to 201.

Law Society withdraws ‘sharia’ practice note

Law Society responds to women’s rights activists with apology and withdrawal of its endorsement of discriminatory Sharia law

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

 On 24 November 2014, the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, following a long campaign by women’s rights activists, the Law Society, the professional body for solicitors in England and Wales, announced that it has withdrawn its guidance on Sharia succession rules which discriminate against women and some children and has appologised.

It’s my RIGHT TO KNOW!

On 10th October, the eve of the Day of the Girl, the Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) are proud to launch our new RIGHT TO KNOW campaign, to tackle “honour” based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

every young person

  1. That they have the right not to face “honour” based violence, forced marriage or FGM.
  2. That support is available for them if they are worried about “honour” based violence, forced marriage or FGM.
  3. That their teachers and the staff at their school or college will understand and take steps to protect them if they disclose “honour” based violence, forced marriage or FGM.

You can help make this happen. Find out how here.

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