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

Hate crime in the age of Brexit – how the current political discourse is motivating hatred

The Brexit vote to leave the EU has been accompanied by a striking rise in hate crimes in the UK. In light of this, this year’s National Hate Crime Awareness week presents itself as more important than ever to fight … Continue reading

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Representation and responsibility: Film and TV writers need to acknowledge their influence and use it wisely

  Not all film and television writers claim to be trying to alleviate social injustice with their stories or use their creativity as a catalyst for social change. Some may write personal stories, or stories that are completely fictitious or … Continue reading

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Why is feminism essential?

Although there is still much progress to be made in British society concerning women’s rights, it’s easy to be blinkered to the fact that around the globe, Feminism is manifested differently in different cultures. In Argentina, it’s reproductive rights, with … Continue reading

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What is Another Way Forward?

By now, we are sure that you have heard of our project Another Way Forward: Empowering Young Women against Extremism. This is a project, run by JAN Trust, that has been kindly been supported by the Institute of Strategic Dialogue … Continue reading

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FGM – vital steps forward are being taken, but attitudes need to change

FGM, or Female Genital Mutilation is a huge international problem that affects millions of girls and women yearly. However, did you know that 137,000 women and girls are affected by FGM in England and Wales? This statistic is shocking and … Continue reading

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A call to break away from forced marriage

“I will not be a victim for my parents’ honour and reputation. I will not live in shame. I am now free.” The right to choose who you marry, when you marry and if you marry is a fundamental human … Continue reading

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JAN Trust’s impact on countering extremism

JAN Trust has paved the way for the role of women to be taken seriously in society, and especially when it comes to countering extremism. We have recognised the importance of women in protecting their children from online radicalisation and … Continue reading

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Refusal to apologise – Endorsement of Islamophobia

  Boris Johnson’s comments should not be taken as a joke, they show how dangerously and increasingly present Islamophobia is in national and political figures’ discourse. As we all well know by now, the MP and former Foreign Secretary, has … Continue reading

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BAME women face up-hill battle reporting intra-familial sexual abuse – We must speak out!

Recently, we read the sickening story of  Ashraf Khan, who has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for three counts of incest after admitting to fathering his daughter’s three children. The children suffered in various physical ways as a result of … Continue reading

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Islamophobia is insidious – what can we do to stop it?

Islamophobia is on the rise in the UK, especially since the 2017 terrorist attacks. As of late, an inquiry has been called as there have been allegations of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party. There have been multiple cases such as … Continue reading

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