There is a critical need for specialist support for Middle Eastern, North African (MENA) and Afghan women and girls living in the UK, who are at risk of “honour” based abuse, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, child marriage, domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women and girls. Our mission is to advance MENA and Afghan women’s and girls’ rights, tackle discrimination and violence against women and girls, and empower women and girls to access their rights and entitlements in the UK. We are not affiliated with any religion or political party. IKWRO upholds confidentiality and never mediates with perpetrators, family or community members.

How we help women

Advocacy & IDVA Services

IKWRO helps Middle Eastern, North African and Afghan women and girls in the UK, who are at risk of abuse


IKWRO runs a specialist refuge for Middle Eastern, North African and Afghan women at risk of "honour" based abuse and domestic abuse


IKWRO offers a free counselling service to women who have experienced violence against women and girls

No matter how big or small your donation, every penny of it will be spent on improving the lives of women and girls.

£10 a month will cover a clients’ travel costs to a counselling session

£20 a month will enable us to give emergency food to a woman fleeing violence

£100 a month will pay for a safe bed for a woman just having fled a violent home

Remember, by registering your donation through Gift Aid, you can increase the value of your support to IKWRO.

Training and support for professionals


As well as helping women and girls directly, we campaign for better laws and policies to protect their rights.  Our campaigns fight make changes at local and national level which improve the lives of the women we work with.

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