Welcome to the website of the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO).
The Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) is a registered charity. It was set up in 2002 by our director Diana Nammi, in partnership with other refugee women from Iran, Iraq and Kurdistan.
At IKWRO we believe that all women have the right to live without fear and oppression. We provide confidential advice and other support to Middle Eastern women and girls who are facing domestic violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and ‘honour’ based violence. We can offer help in Farsi, Kurdish, Dari, Arabic and Turkish. IKWRO aims to preserve Middle Eastern (Iranian, Kurdish, Afghan, Turkish and Arab) women’s and girls’ rights and equality, to combat discrimination and violence against women, and to empower women to access their rights and entitlements in the UK. We are not affiliated with any religion or political ideology and we help women of all backgrounds. As well as supporting women directly, we offer advice and training for professionals from the public sector and voluntary organisations to enable them to meet the needs of our clients.
We also campaign to raise public awareness of issues such as forced marriage, female genital mutilation and ‘honour’ based violence and to push for better laws and policies to protect women’s rights.
Saturday, 6 August 2011