Archive for July, 2011

  Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the fight against honour based violence in the UK? IKWRO announced earlier this year that we will grant True Honour Awards to one individual and one organisation.  The winners will each receive a cash prize and a commemorative piece of crystal. The awards […]

You may have seen our recent blog about government proposals to cut legal aid for women making applications under the ‘domestic violence rule’.  Under this rule women who come to the UK on a spousal visa but then face domestic violence can leave their marriage and apply for permission to stay in the UK in […]

Last week the UN agency for women launched its first report.  Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice takes a brave and broad look at women’s access to around the world, covering issues such as domestic violence, rape and discrimination.  The report also charts some of the important reforms that recent years have […]

Under what’s called the ‘domestic violence rule’ women who come to the UK on a spousal visa but then face domestic violence can leave their marriage and apply for permission to stay in the UK in their own right.  Applications under the domestic violence rule are complex and IKWRO usually hooks women up with a legal aid solicitor to help […]