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January 15, 2015

Is this Cosmopolitan’s most controversial cover yet? Magazine shows photo of girl suffocating in hard-hitting campaign against honour killings

Originally posted in the Daily Mail.
Cosmopolitan’s front cover usually features the personality quizzes, sex tips and the latest Hollywood starlet, but the magazine has now gone for a completely different tactic.
The publication have released a picture of a young girl …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, News Coverage, Women's Rights

Thousands at risk of ‘honour’ killings in UK

Originally posted in The Times
Thousands of people living in the UK are at risk of being killed because they break an unwritten code to maintain the “honour” of their families and clans, according to a report published today.  In many …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, News Coverage, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

Feminists should take on the wider world’s outrages

Originally posted in the Evening Standard
The blanket term is “honour killings”. But what could be less honourable than a parent murdering their child to protect the family name in their community? In the UK, statistics on these deaths at relatives’ …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, News Coverage, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
January 14, 2015

Leo Burnett Designed This Shocking Cover of Cosmopolitan to Protest ‘Honor Killings’

Originally posted in AdWeek
In 2004, a 17-year-old British-Pakistani woman named Shafilea Ahmed was suffocated and murdered by her parents, in front of her siblings, after she refused an arranged marriage.

Karma Nirvana and Cosmo, in partnership with the Henry Jackson Society, are organizing …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, News Coverage, Women's Rights

‘Honour’ Killings in the UK

While ‘honour’-based violence (HBV) has become a high profile issue in recent years, a new report by the Henry Jackson Society explores how the government is continuing to let down thousands of victims. ‘Honour’ Killings in the UK finds that …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, Publication, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

The government is still letting victims down

Originally posted in Cosmopolitan.
Today, Cosmo took its place alongside think-tank The Henry Jackson Society and Jasvinder Sanghera of the charity Karma Nirvana at the House of Lords to unveil a report on honour-based violence.
An audience of MPs, policymakers and campaigners listened intently as we told them about our day …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, News Coverage, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

Runaways are still at risk from honour killings, says think-tank

Originally posted in the Independent.

Young runaways at risk of being killed for bringing “dishonour” on their families face being sent home, a report says.

Thousands of women and young girls are in danger of serious violence because officials fail to recognise …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, News Coverage, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

Audio: Honour Killings Report Launch

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Posted in Event Audio, Extremism, Human Rights, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

Government inaction putting thousands of individuals at risk of ‘honour’ killings, warns new HJS report

HJS joins ‘Britain’s Lost Women’ campaign to honour memory of victims in partnership with Karma Nirvana and Cosmopolitan
While ‘honour’-based violence (HBV) has become a high profile issue in recent years, a new report by the Henry Jackson Society explores how …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, Press Release, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

Charity wins battle for annual memorial day for Shafilea Ahmed

Originally posted in the Warrington Guardian
MURDERED school girl Shafilea Ahmed will forever be remembered after a charity supporting victims of forced marriages has won their battle for an annual memorial day to remember victims of honour killings. Karma Nirvana’s ‘Britain’s …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, News Coverage, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

‘Honour’ Killings in the UK’

Listen to the entire event here
SPEAKERS: 
Louise Court
Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine
Emily Dyer
Research Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society
Jasvinder Sanghera (HonDUniv) CBE
Chief Executive of Karma Nirvana
TIME: 1 – 2pm, Wednesday 14th January 2015
VENUE: Committee Room 3A, House of Lords, London SW1A …

Posted in CRT Event, Event, Extremism, Human Rights, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
November 21, 2014

What will happen to the women of Afghanistan?

Originally published in Prospect
‘With British forces leaving the last UK base in Afghanistan, a new fight for control between the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the Taliban is about to begin. On one side, women’s freedom is essential in …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, Democracy & Development, Extremism, Human Rights, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan, Women's Rights
November 18, 2014

‘Prospects for Russia after Putin: Five Years from the Death of Sergei Magnitsky’

Chaired by Chris Bryant MP
Opening remarks by Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management and leader of the global campaign for justice for Sergei Magnitsky
SPEAKERS: 
Mikhail Kasyanov
Prime Minister of Russia, 2000-2004
Leading Russian opposition figure
The Honourable Irwin Cotler
Member of the Canadian Parliament
Chairman …

Posted in Event, RSC Event, Russia, Women's Rights
August 23, 2014

Eritrean woman allowed into Britain despite Home Office’s fears of ‘illegal underage marriage’

Originally published in The Telegraph

‘The Home Office has failed to prevent an African woman coming to Britain despite fears she was involved in an illegal underage marriage when she was just 15.

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, fought to bar Yordanos …

Posted in News Coverage, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
July 30, 2014

Britain has looked the other way for too long over FGM

Originally published in The Telegraph

‘The Prime Minister’s Girl Summit showed that the Government is slowly waking up to the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM). Yet this encouraging step forward stands in the shadow of a much larger question: how …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
July 21, 2014

Honor Diaries Screening

Speakers:
Jasvinder Sanghera CBE, Chief Executive of Karma Nirvana
Raheel Raza, Human Rights Activist & President, Muslims Facing Tomorrow
Diana Nammi, Executive Director, Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO)
Moderated by Research Fellow Emily Dyer
Time: 6pm – 8:45pm, Monday 21st July 2014
Venue: Institute of Contemporary …

Posted in Event, Women's Rights

Event Summary: Honor Diaries Screening

On the eve of the first Girl Summit in the UK, around 150 guests attended a film screening of  ‘Honor Diaries’, an award-winning independent film about ‘honour’-based violence against women, hosted by The Henry Jackson Society.
The film features nine leading …

Posted in Event Summaries, Spotlight, Women's Rights
July 17, 2014

Rosamund Urwin: Brutal control can never be called ‘honour’

Originally published in London Evening Standard
‘It’s a funny word, “honour”. In the dictionary, it’s defined as “the quality of knowing and doing what is morally right” and “high respect; great esteem”. Yet we often hear it attached to the most …

Posted in News Coverage, Spotlight, Women's Rights
June 30, 2014

So much for moderation

Originally published in Foreign Affairs
‘For nearly a year, Maryam Shafipour, a 25-year-old Iranian student, has been held in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. Her crimes, in the eyes of the regime, are “spreading propaganda” and “gathering and colluding to commit crimes against national …

Posted in Iran, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Women's Rights
January 28, 2014

Egypt’s shame: Why violence against women has soared after Mubarak

First published in Foreign Affairs
In late November 2013, Egyptian police rounded up 14 female activists in downtown Cairo, including three prominent women who had helped lead the first protests against former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime in 2011. Three years later, …

Posted in Arab Spring, Egypt, Human Rights, Islamism, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Women's Rights
December 18, 2013

New report reveals Muslim Brotherhood’s direct role in bringing Egyptian women’s rights to all-time low

PRESS RELEASE: 17 December 2013
Henry Jackson Society report – Marginalising Egyptian Women – shows the role the post-Revolution Egyptian government played restricting women’s rights in the public sphere through sexual violence and political marginalisation
Marginalising Egyptian Women, a new report by the Henry …

Posted in Arab Spring, Egypt, Islamism, Middle East, Press Release, Religious Fundamentalism, Women's Rights
December 17, 2013

Event Summary: ‘The Assault on Women’s Rights in Post-Revolutionary Egypt’

This is a summary of an event with Emily Dyer, Research Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society, and Nervana Mahmoud, commentator and blogger, on 17 December 2013.
A transcript for the event will be uploaded here
 
Addressing an audience in the House …

Posted in Arab Spring, Democracy & Development, Egypt, Event Summaries, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Women's Rights

Marginalising Egyptian Women

Emily Dyer’s report, Marginalising Egyptian Women, examines the role the post-Revolution Egyptian government played restricting women’s rights in the public sphere through sexual violence and political marginalisation.
The report’s findings are based on extensive first-hand interviews carried out by the report’s author Emily …

Posted in Arab Spring, Egypt, Human Rights, Publication, Spotlight, Women's Rights

‘The Assault on Women’s Rights in Post-Revolutionary Egypt’

SPEAKERS: 
Emily Dyer, Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society
Nervana Mahmoud, Commentator and Blogger on Egypt
RESPONDENT: Elaine Chard, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
TIME: 12.30 – 1.30pm, Tuesday 17th December 2013
VENUE: Committee Room 17, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

For a summary of …

Posted in Arab Spring, Egypt, Event, Islamism, Women's Rights
November 13, 2013

Emily Dyer speaks about violence against women in Egypt at the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Henry Jackson Society Research Fellow Emily Dyer addressed leading women’s rights advocates at the ‘Mediterranean Women in Leadership Conference’, held in the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 10 November 2013.
The presentation largely focused on sexual violence against women in Egypt, …

Posted in Arab Spring, Egypt, Human Rights, Islamism, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Women's Rights
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