One Year Anniversary of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022

IKWRO marks the first anniversary of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022, a pivotal legislation that came officially into force on 27 February 2023. This means that individuals aged 16 and 17 are no longer permitted to marry or enter into a civil partnership, irrespective of parental consent. This legislation also extends its jurisdiction to marriages arranged abroad, as well as non-legally binding customary, religious or traditional ceremonies whether registered or not, ensuring full protection for all...
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We express our profound sorrow for the tragic loss of lives and violence endured by both Palestinians and Israelis in the past two months.

We express our profound sorrow for the tragic loss of lives and violence endured by both Palestinians and Israelis in the past two months. As an organisation dedicated to women's and human rights, we are deeply troubled by the disproportionate impact of these attacks on women, children, and other vulnerable groups, with a staggering 67% of the casualties being women and children. The situation in Gaza is dire, with 1.7 million people displaced and facing severe shortages of...
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PRESS RELEASE – IKWRO’s Safeguard Futures Ban Child Marriage Campaign succeeds into law in England and Wales: The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2023

IKWRO – Women’s Rights Organisation lead the Safeguard Futures Ban Child Marriage campaign to achieve this change in the law in collaboration with our fellow Girls Not Brides UK Co-Chairs with pro-bono support from Naomi Wiseman, Barrister at Garden Court. The Act comes into effect today, 27th February 2023. This legislation introduces a ban on civil partnership and marriage for 16 and 17-year-olds with no exceptions. Diana Nammi, Executive Director, IKWRO- Women’s Rights Organisation says:This is major step...
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IKWRO Launches Crowdfunder Appeal for new JOY Fund

Spread a little JOY! At IKWRO we support Middle Eastern, North African and Afghan women and girls who have experienced "honour" based abuse, forced marriage and FGM at our specialist refuge and through advice and counselling. Often women arrive at the refuge with nothing and depleted of hope. We support them every step of the way as they begin to rebuild their lives.   Women from IKWRO's refuge on a day trip to Kew Gardens - "I feel...
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True Honour Awards 2019

IKWRO are delighted to announce the nominees and winners of the True Honour Awards 2019. On behalf of IKWRO and all of the judges we would like to congratulate every nominee for their vital work to end “honour” based violence and support survivors. Every single one deserves recognition and enormous praise. Dr Charlotte Rachael Proudman Dr Charlotte Rachael Proudman is a barrister at Goldsmith Chambers specialising in “honour” based violence. She is known as the feminist barrister and has been described...
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True Honour Awards 2018

IKWRO are delighted to announce the nominees and winners of the True Honour Awards 2018. On behalf of IKWRO and all of the judges we’d like to congratulate every nominee for their vital work to end “honour” based violence and support survivors. Every single one deserves recognition and enormous praise. Chris Boughey Chris Boughey is a detective in the Major Crimes Unit of the Peoria, Arizona Police Department (United States). In 2009, Chris was assigned as the Lead Detective in the Noor Al-Maleki...
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True Honours 2017

On behalf of IKWRO and all the judges we'd like to congratulate every nominee for their vital work to end "honour" based violence and support survivors. Every single one deserves recognition and enormous praise.    Nominees Abda Khan is a British lawyer and recently published her first novel Stained. Described by Booklist as a “contemporary Tess of the d’Urbervilles”, the story revolves around an 18 year old British Pakistani girl who is raped, and the lengths she goes to...
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True Honour Awards 2016

On behalf of IKWRO and all of the judges we’d like to congratulate every nominee for their vital work to end “honour” based violence and support survivors. Every single one deserves recognition and enormous praise. Alina Kaur Alina Kaur set up the Stonewater Asian Women’s Refuge (08000116420) a decade ago, which supports women and children affected by “honour” based violence, forced marriage and domestic abuse. Under her management, the refuge has secured funding for a dedicated children’s worker who provides therapeutic support and...
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