Author Archives: JAN Trust

About JAN Trust

JAN Trust (www.jantrust.org) is a multi award winning not for profit organisation formed in the late 1980′s. We are based in London and cater for women and youth from disadvantaged and marginalised communities. Our work and services are delivered locally, nationally and internationally. Our aim is to create positive and active citizens of society by educating, empowering and encouraging women and youth. We are dedicated to the cause of combating poverty, discrimination, abuse and social exclusion among Black, Asian, minority ethnic, refugee and asylum seeking (BAMER) women. JAN Trust is making a real difference in improving the lives of communities; promoting human and women's rights as well as community cohesion. We provide a range of services and our work has been recognised by a variety of dignitaries. Check out our website for statements from some of our supporters: http://www.jantrust.org/what-people-say

‘Nazi-free’ timelines should leave Non-Germans asking questions…

  Author and columnist Virginia Heffernan tweeted this in December. A tweet, which subsequently went viral: PSA. For anyone beset by Nazi and brownshirt bots: I changed my Twitter address to Germany at the suggestion of a shrewd friend, and … Continue reading

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One JAN Trust employee’s experience of Islamophobic hate speech

One of our employees was subject to anti-Islamic rhetoric whilst carrying out off-site research outside Westfield shopping centre in Stratford in March. Her story illustrates how normalised and ubiquitous anti-Islamic sentiment is and how much work still needs to be … Continue reading

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Welcome to JAN Trust Romesh!

  JAN Trust is delighted to welcome on board new ambassador comedian Romesh Ranganathan. The last few years have been incredible for Romesh with two series of his BAFTA and RTS Nominated series Asian Provocateur receiving critical acclaim.  In 2016 … Continue reading

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Shroud Of Dishonour – What really happens behind the curtains?

Two prominent social and cultural patriarchal constructs play a role in all aspects of a woman’s life in the South Asian (SA) community; they are izzat (honour) and sharam (shame). Izzat and sharam are both factors that impede the assessment … Continue reading

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Generation Brexit: What does it means for youth?

During the referendum on the 23rd of June 2016, which over 70% of the UK participated in, the country saw history in the making. We will leave the EU. However, what will happen to young adults!? A staggering 71% of … Continue reading

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The importance of integration

The long awaited government’s integration strategy is broad and ambitious in many ways, and most notably it successfully recognises that true integration relies on the involvement of all parties – integration is a two way street. The burden should not … Continue reading

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Violent Extremism and Gangs; widely divergent goals inherent similarities

Although it is clear that the violent extremist and gangs differ vastly in their overall goals there are definitive similarities that can be drawn between the two groups. There are many similarities that can be drawn between violent extremist groups … Continue reading

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The UK’s violent crime epidemic hits BAME communities hardest

The rates of violent crime in UK are on the rise, with knife crime rising by 20%, gun crime rising by 21% and London’s murder rate overtaking New York’s. However, it is marginalised members of BAME communities who are most … Continue reading

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Knife Crime – What’s next?

Knife crime on our streets is endemic. The pervasive nature of the problem sadly becomes more apparent on a daily basis, as more young people lose their lives.   The New Year brought about a depressing reality in London, in … Continue reading

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Welcoming our new patron Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon OBE

JAN Trust is delighted to be able to announce The Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon OBE is to be a new patron of our charity. We are honoured to have such an influential and determined woman supporting the JAN Trust. Doreen … Continue reading

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