“Going home with my batteries recharged”: IKWRO’s international conference 2011

[caption id="attachment_920" align="alignnone" width="300"] © BrendanODonnell@ymail.com[/caption] More than 250 people from sectors including health, housing, policing, probation, social services, education and academia, legal, local and national government, the voluntary sector and the media attended IKWRO’s international conference last Thursday in London. The conference was opened by Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North, who welcomed participants and spoke of how important it was for frontline professionals s to be aware of issues such as “honour” based violence (HBV).  He...
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In solidarity with the women of the Middle East

In recent weeks, women have taken to the streets alongside men in Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Libya and Yemen.  In Tahrir Square women stood on the frontline and refused to go home.  Elsewhere they have played a leading role in the protests, risking their lives to demand an end to corrupt leaders and authoritarianism.   Yet in Tunisia and Egypt, now that the revolutions are in the next stage, the real battle for women’s rights...
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