Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) – Group Award Nominee – 2006

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) is a non-profit charity organisation that works to help and support women who are in danger of “honour killings”, forced marriage and domestic violence. IKWRO aims to influence mainstream society, raising awareness both within communities and with policy makers. The International Campaign against Honour Killings” is an independent and non-government network that aims to raise an international awareness about the violence against women particularly “honour killings”. Their slogan is “save lives”. IKWRO also helps individual clients on a one-toone basis. Diana Nami and the volunteers at IKWRO face constant challenges in their daily work, risking their own safety by publicly carrying out this kind of campaign work and one-to-one support. They persevere, using volunteer power, in the face of difficulties gaining funding to resource these kinds of campaigns, and are succeeding in making these important campaign messages heard by communities in London and, with support form volunteers living overseas, internationally as well.