Telephone: +44 207 920 6460

Website: English

IKWRO was founded in 2002 and represent women and girls from Middle Eastern, North African and Afghan (MENA) communities at risk of “honour” based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), spouse abandonment and domestic abuse. IKWRO’s advice team supports through advice and advocacy in seven community languages plus English. IKWRO trains frontline professionals to understand and spot the signs of “honour” based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and other forms of gender based violence. IKWRO works closely with schools, colleges and universities and engages young people to understand their rights, where to seek help and to be advocates for positive change.

RWA: Refugee Women’s Assocation

Telephone: +44 20 7923 2412

Fax: +44 20 7923 3929

Website: English

RWA was set up 24 years ago to help refugee and migrant women to primarily help promoting the women’s education (further and higher) and employment. Over the past 20 years the refugee and migrants needs and aspiration has changed. Our services have also expanded and changed partly in response to the needs of refugee and migrant women and partly in response to changes in the landscape of funding for voluntary and community organisations, political, social and economical situation in the UK and other countries.



Contact: or ask for a callback from Papatya at +49(0)30610062


Papatya offers help and protection to girls and young women of migrant backgrounds who suffer due to cultural and domestic conflicts, and are threatened by their families. For thirty years now, our female only team of Turkish, Kurdish and German social pedagogues and psychologists have helped girls and young women who have experienced ‘honour’-based violence, been forced into marriage and /or been abducted to their parents‘ country of origin. Our crisis shelter Papatya has been a safe haven for over 1,800 girls and young women. Every year, more than 600 victims of violence receive counselling via telephone or through our online counselling service SIBEL and the coordination centre against abduction and forced marriage.

Orient Express

Telephone: +43 (1) 728 97 25
Fax: +43 (1) 728 97 25-13

Website: German

The Orient Express association operates as a counselling centre, learning centre and emergency accommodation for women and girls as well as offer on-request training, workshops and lectures. Orient Express has extensive experience in working with Turkish, Kurdish, and Arabic speaking nationals and runs a shelter for girls threatened by forced marriage and abduction.


Website: English / Kurdish / Turkish

KAMER are women who have recognised, questioned, and started to transform the violence in their lives and their traditional statuses. They share their awareness with other women so they can all challenge the norms and redefine their roles. While KAMER was originally established to work in Diyarbakir and its surroundings, it started the ‘Regional Expansion for Women’s Human Rights’Project upon demands of the women in the region. This functioned as a pilot project and allowed KAMER to share knowledge and experiences to develop the method that would be used for organisational expansion.

‘An Opportunity for Every Woman’ Project was launched in 2004 to open women centers that would work for women’s human rights in all 23 provinces of Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia. Our work to combat violence and discrimination against women is still continuing in these 23 provinces.