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About JAN Trust

JAN Trust ( 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:

Tackling Child Marriage: has COVID-19 stopped 25 years of progress?

The pandemic threatens 25 years of progress towards ending the practice as a report from Save the Children warns of a spike in child marriages globally.   Before Covid-19, few countries were set to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of ending child marriage by 2030. … Continue reading

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Online Harms Bill

Internet regulation is needed but the Government must commit to protecting young people online.  The internet forms an integral part of people’s lives. In the UK, 99% of 12 to 15-year-olds are online. With social life, entertainment and online shopping all accessed via the internet, being online has … Continue reading

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Cultural appropriation vs appreciation – What is the difference?

Cultural appropriation turns years of culture into a trend overnight.   Over the years there have been large debates over what constitutes as cultural appropriation. Cultural appropriation is where a group’s customs and traditions are inappropriately adopted or unacknowledged by a dominant group. Marginalised groups in society have had … Continue reading

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Countering far-right extremism: Are we witnessing a major shift in the Government’s response?

Radical change in countering far-right extremism will only be achieved when right-wing politicians take responsibility for their actions.  Prior to the turn of the century, the fight against terrorism in the UK was concerned with domestic affairs, specifically related to the … Continue reading

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A new year, more opportunities for progress

It may be the end of another year, but our work must continue.  For many, the New Year marks new beginnings and major changes. In some ways, change can be beneficial, but there must also be consistency in other areas — our work is one of them. As COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Social equity and access to public green space in London: What are the implications for our most marginalised communities?

The Covid-19 pandemic has further exposed the inequitable access to public green space and parks for London’s population. Mayor Sadiq Khan has made green space a  priority for the city, which has seen London become the world’s first National Park City, with the aim … Continue reading

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Fear, boredom, and video games: how the pandemic is helping the far-right to recruit children

Isolation, frustration with the pandemic, and increased time spent on the internet risks pushing young people into dangerous spaces online. Since its early days, COVID-19 has been accompanied by a number of conspiracies regarding the pandemic and the public health … Continue reading

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Women have led the way in the Covid-19 pandemic, now it is time for gender equality.

Women are on the frontlines of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. Women leaders have proven effective in their response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, it is feared that the current crisis is going to be disastrous for women’s economic advancement and … Continue reading

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How the differential treatment of religious festivals in the pandemic response reflects the disadvantage in society

Contrasts in how religious festivals have been perceived in the COVID-19 response show us society’s entrenched hierarchy of religions. Most people will likely have come across reports in the news about various changes in lockdown measures in response to COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Migrant women in the UK are at risk of becoming victims of modern slavery

Vulnerable women face becoming victims of modern slavery — and the government is failing them. For many, the term “slavery” is a solely historical term. Yet, in 2020, slavery and human trafficking constitute a $150 billion (roughly £125 billion) a … Continue reading

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