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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

30 years of JAN Trust – What’s Changed?

This year we celebrate our 30th Anniversary and thought this would be a perfect opportunity on how our work has developed over the past 30 years. The vision that resulted in the birth of JAN Trust almost 30 years ago … Continue reading

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Should marriage age be raised to 18 to prevent forced marriages?

As it stands, the minimum age to enter into a marriage in England and Wales is sixteen years old with the consent of a parent or guardian. Campaigners are now calling for a change to this law, with UNICEF stating that marriage before … Continue reading

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‘Spreading intolerance and hatred?’ How criticism of The Martyrs has missed the mark

The recent release of short film The Martyrs depicting three real-life Islamophobic incidents in the U.K by film maker Rizwan Wadan has prompted Tell Mama to call for the film’s immediate withdrawal.  In a recent article in the Guardian, an … Continue reading

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JAN Trust – Where it all began

This year JAN Trust is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and we would like to tell you all the story of how the charity was founded! JAN Trust was formed, 30 years ago in 1989, as a result of an overwhelming demand … Continue reading

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Incels: Why extremism based on misogyny needs to be taken more seriously

Conversations about online radicalisation and violence must broaden to include discussions about the patriarchy and violence against women  The recent mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand has reignited a debate about the role internet platforms and subcultures play in promoting … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: A DAY FOR ALL WOMEN

We at JAN Trust have been celebrating International Women’s Day for thirty years this year. Every year we look forward to it not only as a chance to celebrate women and their achievements, but as an opportunity to reflect on … Continue reading

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We need to focus on low-paid work if we are to succeed in closing the pay gap

Striking cleaners from the union United Voices of the World stage a picket protest outside the Ministry of Justice Headquarters in London in August 2018. Initiatives to close the gender pay gap have so far focused heavily on highly-paid employment, … Continue reading

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Domestic violence and abuse against women

241 women were killed by their partners or ex-partners between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2017 in England and Wales. This means that around 2 women are killed every week, although studies maintain that there are probably many more … Continue reading

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Where are the safe spaces for women in our society?

The Warwick University ‘rape chat’ scandal reveals a society where sexual violence and hate speech festers in the shadows, and safe spaces for women are non-existent. Universities are often held to be cultural centres of knowledge and self-expression, where people … Continue reading

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JAN Trust Welcomes UK’S First Conviction Against Female Genital Mutilation

However, more work needs to be done to address the roots of this terrible crime In a historic trial, a woman became the first person in the UK to be convicted for female genital mutilation (FGM) after evidence was found … Continue reading

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