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KMEWO is Organising a Vigil in solidarity with Yazidi Women

United Kingdom > London > Trafalgar Square, London , WC2N 5DN > 2016-08-03 > 06:08 pm

About The Event

This August 3rd marks the two-year anniversary of the brutal attack of the Yazidi people in Sinjar Province in the Northern region of Iraq, Two years since IS (Daesh) stormed towns, villages, and historic homelands of the ethno-religious group, killing over 5,000 men and elders, enslaving over 7,000 women and children and displacing over 400,000 more. KMEWO stands with Yazidi Women , Nadia Murad , Yazda and Billion Women Rise to call for the immediate release of the thousands of Yazidi women and girls who are still sold and captured as sex slaves.

About The Organization

Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation - KMEWO

The Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation KMEWO established in 1999. Its primary goal was to champion the cause of women from Kurdistan and the Middle East – mostly victims of domestic violence, honour killing, forced marriages, female genital mutilation and other forms of human rights abuses. However, on arrival in the UK, their problems was soon compounded by their inability to speak the English language; not being able to find paid employment; lack of accommodation and problems relating to their immigration status, controlling behaviour, cultural differences and lack of confidence .
KMEWO aims are:
To relieve the distress and suffering of Kurdish and Middle Eastern women and children in necessitous circumstances resident in the UK and in such parts of the world as the Trustees may from time to time determine,
To promote the human rights of Kurdish and Middle Eastern women through providing information, research and organising conferences and seminars on human rights issues,
To promote equality of opportunities of women particularly those within the Kurdish and Middle Eastern communities resident in the UK and elsewhere by providing information and educating the general public on such matters.

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