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KWRW NEWS:

Roundup of media reports on honour-based violence and violent incidents involving women in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, May-December 2008 - 22/08/2009

New Project Investigating Honour-Based Violence - 08/09/2008

Job opportunity at KWRW - 08/09/2008

Reports of honour-based murders and suspected murders, April 2008 - 13/06/2008

Roundup of reports on honour-based murders and attempted or suspected murders, March 08 - 12/06/2008

Roundup of reports on honour-based violence and violent incidents involving women in Kurdistan Region, February 2008 - 26/05/2008

Roundup of reports on honour-based violence and violent incidents involving women in Kurdistan Region, December 2007 -January 2008 - 26/05/2008

Roundup of reports on honour-based violence and violent incidents involving women in Kurdistan Region, September/ October 2007 - 26/05/2008

 

Welcome to KWRW (Kurdish Women's Rights Watch), an organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting women's rights in the Kurdish community, whether in Kurdistan or in the diaspora. KWRW also incorporates KWAHK (Kurdish Women: Action against Honour Killing), an honour-based violence campaign within the organisation. We are a UK-based network, with members and supporters in many different countries.

This site provides information about our current activities and plans, and monitors news and other items for material relevant to our campaigns. We hope you find it useful, and we welcome feedback and support.

Latest Artilces


IRAQ: Kurdish government promises more action on honour killings
09/12/2010  UN - IRIN
ERBIL, 27 November 2010 (IRIN) - Eliminating gender-based violence in Kurdistan, the conservative northern region of Iraq where “honour”-based killings are still common, remains a battle. But the regi

Research into honour-based violence makes international impact
09/12/2010  Bristol University
Press release issued 8 December 2010 Research into ‘honour-based’ violence (HBV) and killings in Iraqi Kurdistan and the UK by Professor Gill Hague and Dr Nazand Begikhani from the University’s Sch

A roadmap to combating honour-based violence in Iraqi Kurdistan
29/11/2010  FCO.gov.uk
Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt gave his support for a report and action plan to combat honour-based violence commissioned by the Kurdistan Regional Government. While in Iraq, the Minis

Mahmod ’honour’ killing cousins jailed for life
11/11/2010  BBC News
Two cousins who murdered a relative because her family disapproved of her boyfriend have been jailed for life. Banaz Mahmod, 20, an Iraqi Kurd from Mitcham, south London, was strangled in January 2

Extradited men go on trial over ’honour killing’
11/10/2010  The Press Association
Two men who were extradited from Iraq have stood trial at the Old Bailey accused of taking part in the "honour killing" of Banaz Mahmod from south London. The 20-year-old was strangled in January 2

Extradited men go on trial over ’honour killing’
11/10/2010  The Press Association
Two men who were extradited from Iraq have stood trial at the Old Bailey accused of taking part in the "honour killing" of Banaz Mahmod from south London. The 20-year-old was strangled in January 2

Blame on Clerics for Prevalence of Honor Killing in Kurdistan
10/10/2010  Rudaw- SORAN BAHADIN
ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan: Shawbo Abdul-Razaq, 20, was talking to an alleged boy by phone as her father came over in one of the poor Kurdish neighborhoods of Erbil. He shot her to death right there, acco

The honour killing files:The crimewave that shames the world
07/09/2010  The Independent- By Robert Fisk
It is a tragedy, a horror, a crime against humanity. The details of the murders – of the women beheaded, burned to death, stoned to death, stabbed, electrocuted, strangled and buried alive for the "ho

Disappeared 16 Years Old Kurdish Woman Allegedly Shot in Honor Killing
22/08/2010  SORAN BAHADIN - Rudaw
ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan: After she was accused of sleeping with a man, the 16-yeard old Payman Khalil was threatened to death by her father and other family members about three months ago. Since then

Circumcised Girls Have Less Marriage Chance in Kurdistan
21/08/2010  NAJIBA MUHAMMAD - Rudaw
IRAQI KURDISTAN, ERBIL: Muhammed Hassan, 22, is a single man who says one of the qualifications that his girlfriend has to have is that she has to have escaped circumcision, or female genital muti
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