Brigidine Sisters congratulate all involved in the work of Caritas Bakhita House in UK where Brigidine Sister Patricia Mulhall CSB is engaged in supporting their work.
Bakhita House was among the winners of the IKWRO True Honour Awards announced on 5 May. IKWRO (originally the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation) has a mission to protect Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence and to promote their rights.
Caritas Bakhita House was chosen Winner of Special Recognition as Outstanding Organisation Tackling “Honour” Based Abuse because of their work with women that have experienced and are at risk of many forms of harm, including “honour” based abuse. Some of the women who have lived at Bakhita House have been sold by their families and some have been told they would be married to men they did not even know.
This partnership for justice for women is one of several of which Brigidine Sisters are proud!