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Women’s Learning for Work – Project’s Manager Part time (17½ hours per week) Salary: 30K Pro rata This is a fixed contract for 2 years; subject to three months’ probation period KMEWO – Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women Organisation is a specialist Women’s Organisation aims to improve the quality of lives of Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority and Refugee (BAMER) women, with a ... Read More »

KMEWO’s Statement on the 3rd Anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide

Yazidi refugee women hold a banner as they wait for the arrival of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy Angelina Jolie at a Syrian and Iraqi refugee camp in the southern Turkish town of Midyat in Mardin province, Turkey, on June 20, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Three years after the Yazidi Genocide took place, KMEWO calls on the Kurdish and Iraqi governments to act on the horrific human rights abuses suffered by 6,470 abducted Yazidi women and children. On August 3, 2014, Islamic State (IS) began an attack on the Yazidi community living in the district of Sinjar, Iraqi Kurdistan. Women and girls over the age ... Read More »

Dead but not forgotten: The unexpected deaths of three Yazidi sisters

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Written by Nazaneen Rashid Edited by Teresa Thornhill Six years ago three Yazidi were found dead under suspicious circumstances. The cause of their death is not yet confirmed, but murder is strongly believed to be the most likely cause. A crusade to establish the reason for the women’s death is on-going. In the compelling article that follows, Nazaneen Rashid dismisses some ... Read More »

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

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The 6th of February is the International Day of Zero Tolerance against the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Sponsored by the United Nations, the day aims to increase awareness of the procedure and to campaign for it to be prohibited globally. FGM is carried out on girls from infants to early teens for cultural reasons. FGM has no medical or ... Read More »