Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women Organisation (KMEWO)
KMEWO is a specialist Black and Minority Ethnic women’s Organisation founded in 1999. It provides advocacy and support services to women, in particular women from the Kurdish, Middle Eastern and North African (KMENA) communities. Over 90% of KMEWO users are of Muslim faith; and more than 42% are survivors of domestic abuse and/or honour based violence.
KMEWO’s main aims are to improve the quality of lives of KMENA women, relieve their distress and suffering, promote their human rights and increase their opportunities for education, employment and integration.
KMEWO empowers KMENA women through providing:
- One to one Free, confidential and client centred advice, advocacy and counselling support.
- ESOL, IT, Confidence building and Employability classes & Volunteering opportunities.
- Training for professionals on FGM a, HBV and Forced marriages on request.
KMEWO users are one of the most disadvantaged and isolated groups of women in the UK who are invariably facing layers of barriers and problems with no knowledge and confidence to seek the help available to them. KMEWO is usually the first point of contact for many, it provides a much needed holistic support so they gain the knowledge and confidence they need to stand up for their rights. KMEWO is a UK registered charity and company Limited by Guarantee.
KMEWO is a new member of the London VAWG Consortium.