Forced Marriage should be criminalise as much as trafficking and other sexual exploitation of women and young girls Read more
KMEWO Quarterly News:
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 ....
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
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Features : *Women’s Rights towards an Alternative Perspective, Challenging Religious, Patriarchies
*Women in the pursuit of equality
*Forced Marriage and the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act
The Issues of Honour Based Violence - Training Session
A training session provided by Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Association - Friday 28th October 2011
1 - 3.30pm
The Crypt, St Peter’s Church,
Liverpool Grove, off Walworth Road, SE17 2HH
A sandwich lunch provided at 1pm
DVD PRODUCTION AND LAUNCH 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....
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. ...Read more
“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 Honour and Love (DVD) & Training Handbook
The DVD covers four themes, which are related to domestic violence, i.e.
- Lost in Translation – a scene about control in relationships
- The Holiday – a scene about female genital cutting
- A Family Affair (Part 1) – a scene about forced marriages
- A Family Affair (Part 2) – a scene about honour killings..
Special 'No Recourse to Public Funds' Edition
* Foreword by Lynne Featherstone MP, Minister for Equalities
* Contributors include: Sojourner Project, Southall Black Sisters, Amnesty International UK, IMKAAN, Rights of Women and much more...
* Please note: to read this edition of Al-Nisa in English - read from back to front. ...Read more
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* Supporting women and girls.
* Vaginaplasty and FGM exposed.
* Interview with Waris Dirie.
* Interview with Sudanese women.
* Changes in Work and Benefits Policies.
* Honour-Based Violence: How many more? ...Read more
Campaigning Skills Training with the Refugee Council & the No Recourse to Public Funds Campaign
The No Recourse to Public Funds Rule has a devastating effect on the lives of many Kurdish and Middle Eastern women who enter the UK on a spousal visa, are subjected to domestic violence but are unable to access a refuge because they have no recourse to public funds. ...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
Polygamy Issue 13 of Al-Nisa now online! In Arabic and English. English readers will need to read the magazine from back to front. ...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