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Forced Marriage should be criminalise as much as trafficking and other sexual exploitation of women and young girls Read more

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KMEWO's activities over the last three months includes the provision of advice and information, a women's enpowering programme, a series of health awareness seminars, a volunteering placement programme and ESOL classes ....

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Health Information Awareness Event   Read More

KMEWO‘s Activities marking International Women’s Day 2012

KMEWO was particularly active in a number of events that were held to celebrate this year (2012) International Women’s day. Most notable were: Read More

 

A training session provided by Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Association

In 2009, the Nationwide Foundation awarded a grant to the Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women's Organisation to develop two projects under its Investors Programme Scheme. One of the projects, a DVD, entitled "For Honour and Love", was developed jointly by KMEWO and Eighteen & Under from Dundee in Scotland.

The DVD will be shown as part of the 2 hour training session, aimed at enabling community agencies to better understand honour based violence, and forced marriage, and ensure they are able to support women in our communities facing these serious issues.- Read More

Training event

The Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women's Organisation, in partnership with Islington Council will be holding a seminar on FGM and HBV at Islington Town Hall on 7th June between 2.00pm and 5.00pm. For further details please click on the following link - Read More

 

Specialist Training DVD & Manual

 

In 2009 the Nationwide Foundation awarded a grant to the Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women's Organisation and two other groups to develop two projects under its Investors Programme Scheme. One of the projects, a DVD, entitled "For Honour and Love", was developed jointly by KMEWO and Eighteen & Under from Dundee in Scotland. It covers four themes, namely, Honour Based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage and Controlling... Read more

 

PRESS RELEASE

100 Years and Going Strong - International Women's Day Celebration
The Kurdish and Middle East Women's Organisation (KMEWO) would like to join the many millions of women
around the world in celebrating International Women's Day on 8 March. This day represent the role of women in
the building of modern societies and a well earned recognition of their achievements.

The days when women were viewed as housewives whose role in life was to care for their husbands and
children are now in the distant pass – more and more women are now in politics, can be found in the Board
Rooms, running their own businesses and other engine rooms of our societies. In the arts, the Olympics, the marathons and all sporting activities, women are making their mark alongside their male counterparts strictly on their
merits. The dominance of women within the entertainment business should also not be forgotten
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For Honour and Love” specialist training DVD & Manual Launch - Luton, Friday 21 January 2011
The short films were produced in collaboration with Eighteen & Under and funded by Nationwide Foundation. Each short film explores a different aspect of Honour-Based Violence; the threat of honour killing, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and issues relating to isolation and control ...Read more

'For Love and Honour' DVD Launch - 21st January 2011  ...Read more

"For Honour and Love” specialist training DVD & Manual Launch - London, On Friday 26 March 2010, Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation and Eighteen & Under launched 'For Honour and Love' DVD, a specialist training resource on honour-based
violence at Amnesty International UK...Read more

 

Violence against women is a pervasive yet under-recognized human rights violation. Accordingly, the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna,and the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, gave priority to this problem...Read more

In a new report produced by the Accident and Emergency department of a hospital in Sulimaniya City, Kurdistan, it has emerged that 245 cases of molestation were reported by women between the ages of 15 to 40, during a 3 month period from 1st January 2007 till 31st March 2007.  Of these, 43 cases resulted in the death of the women...Read more

Against the polygamy law in Kurdistan Iraq
On 27 October 2008, the Kurdistan Parliament brought the new Personal Status Law (PSL) in affect which did not ban polygamous marriage laws as hoped for.  The new law continues to perpetuate the history of polygamy which is tied directly to the subjugation of women.... Read more 

Conference on Polygamy 2009 - REPORT 

As part of International Women's Week, KMEWO hosted a Conference on Polygamy.  The event was well attended by members of the Kurdish community and supporters including researchers from Bristol University, University of London student reporter, Insight News Television company and an international Kurdish radio station, Nawa ...Read more

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Deaths that stay below the surface

Published on Monday 6 December 2004 20:30... Read more