Archive for the ‘“Honour” based violence (HBV)’ Category

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the fight against honour based violence in the UK? IKWRO is granting True Honour Awards to one individual and one organisation who have made an outstanding contribution to the fight against honour based violence in the UK.  The winners will be decided by a […]


  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 […]


Asylum Aid recently exposed very high rates of refusal for women seeking asylum in the UK. Russell Hargrave has written a guest blog to tell us more: The typical image of a political refugee is of a single male, fleeing conflict in which he has become embroiled at home. But in 2009 more than 7000 women applied […]


Four years ago today a 17 year old girl named Du’a Khalil Aswad was stoned to death in the square of her home town Bashiqa, in Northern Iraq.  Today, it is still unclear why Du’a was killed.  Some say that she was simply talking to a boy in the street.  Others claim she had spent […]


IKWRO explains why the government’s new action plan on violence against women and girls does do enough for victims of ‘honour’ based violence


This blog was also featured on the Independent’s website for International Women’s Day 2011. Today is the hundredth anniversary of International Women’s Day.  It’s a day to celebrate the progress that women around the world have made in fighting for their rights over the past century.  And it’s a day to look to the century to […]


  On 9 February Ministers will meet to sign off on a new action plan to tackle violence against women in the UK.  We need your help to ensure that this plan tackles ‘honour’ based violence.  Too often victims of ‘honour’ based violence don’t get the help they need.  Workers in public bodies such as the […]