Category Archives: Active citizenship

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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Grenfell Tower: for how long will we ignore society’s most vulnerable?

In our society, it seems that some lives matter more than others. Vulnerable and disadvantaged people who have merely been born in the wrong place or situation suffer for circumstances they cannot control. When will we stop ignoring the parts … Continue reading

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Recent UK terrorist attacks spark hate crime

The recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London have sparked more than the coming together of communities. They have also led to an increase in hate crime, and specifically Islamophobic hate crimes. After the Manchester attack on the 22nd of … Continue reading

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BBC’s ‘The Betrayed Girls’ highlights ground-breaking work of JAN Trust Patron Nazir Afzal

JAN Trust’s Patron Nazir Afzal OBE features prominently in a 90 minute documentary for BBC One – ‘The Betrayed Girls’. The programme explores Afzal’s instrumental role in delivering justice for the victims of the Rochdale child exploitation scandal. Over the … Continue reading

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