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

Why is there a culture of shame when it comes to speaking out about harassment?

Countless women have come forward in the last few weeks accusing the Hollywood producer star, Harvey Weinstein, of sexual assault and rape; Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow being amongst them. The Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has claimed that these kinds … Continue reading

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My Week Dressed As A Caricature Of A Muslim

The most off the mark show of the year goes to… When we at JAN Trust saw the advert for, My Week as a Muslim, our first thought was wait, there’s a show with a woman in brownface and fitted … Continue reading

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Happy United Nations Day! JAN Trust Celebrates Over 70 years Of Global Support Of Women And Girls

  To commemorate this day we’ve compiled some of the UN’s work in supporting women and girls this year. The United Nations has supported the rights of women since its founding charter.  Among its purposes it pledged to, “Achieve international … Continue reading

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#NHCAW- Twitter has become a breeding ground for online hate and enough is enough.

Content Warning: Hate Speech There have been numerous hashtags springing up across social media in the last few days such as #NHCAW, #NoPlaceForHate and #WeStandTogether. That’s because this week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week – which not only aims … Continue reading

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Why Do People Feel Compelled To Tell Women What To Wear?

“What is she wearing?!” is a question many women have probably heard whispered behind their backs at least once in their life – especially women who dare to dress a bit differently than what is the norm in their society. … Continue reading

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‘The rain begins with a single drop’ – Does the end of the driving ban mark a shift in consciousness for Saudi Arabia?

Last week, King Salman announced through royal decree that the long-standing ban prohibiting women from driving in Saudi Arabia will be lifted by 24th June 2018. Saudi Arabia is currently the only country in the world where women cannot legally … Continue reading

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Fake News, Cyberbullying and Extremism: the Downsides of Social Media’s Global Reach

The ability to promote discussion through social media is a critical tool for people and organisations to create much-needed conversations about issues that matter, but aren’t talked about enough, in societies around the world: from young Nigerians promoting dialogue about … Continue reading

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JAN Trust welcomes Tez Ilyas as Ambassador

JAN Trust is delighted to announce that Tez Ilyas has become our newest Ambassador. Tez is a celebrated stand-up comedian from Blackburn, England. With both humour and serious undertones, Ilyas is celebrated for his material exploring what life is like … Continue reading

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Empowering Mothers – A Bottom-Up Approach to Defeating Terrorism

BBC Inside Out aired a special episode on the 4th of September on the effects that recent UK terror attacks have had on us all. As the only Muslim 7/7 survivor, I was invited onto the show to tell my … Continue reading

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My internship with JAN Trust

In the middle of June, I began my 6-week internship with at JAN Trust. With a role that was quite broad, I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I was excited to dive in and soak up any experience … Continue reading

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