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Category Archives: Active citizenship
Activism from Afar: How to Make a Difference Even When You’re Far Away
When I was 19, I decided to move abroad, wanting to explore the world and give myself a better professional chance than what my hometown could offer. While it has been an incredible experience, it came with its own set … Continue reading
Posted in Active citizenship, Advocacy, Campaign, Campaigning, Inclusion, International, International Affairs, mental health, Politics, Representation, Society, Violence, We At JAN Trust Tagged activism, community, current affairs, democracy, discrimination, elections, Europe, expat, Extremism, Far right, foreign policy, immigration, news, Petitions, political crisis, Politics, remote activism, UK, We At JAN Trust Leave a comment
Painting Africa with a single brush: the dangers of telling a single story
Western media has a tendency to tell “a single story” of Africa, and particularly so of African women, which creates a stereotypical perception of Africa and opens the door for unhelpful white saviourism. Last year, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah recently released … Continue reading
Posted in Active citizenship, Advocacy, Africa, BAME, british, discrimination, Inclusion, International, International Affairs, Racism, Representation, Sexual Violence, Society, Violence Against Women, women Tagged activism, Africa, discrimination, ethnocentrism, gender inequality, Media, Stereotypes, tropes, white saviourism, women, women in resistance Leave a comment
Who is Responsible for Partisan Violence?
Despite the last few years witnessing sweeping and hopeful social justice movements such as #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, climate strikes, and repeated protests against deportation efforts, instances of hate crime and discrimination in England are far from declining. COVID-19 had a particularly compounding … Continue reading
Posted in Active citizenship, BAME, british, Campaigning, Crime, discrimination, Diversity, Ethnic Minorities, Extremism, Far right, Hate Crime, International, islamophobia, MET, Online abuse, Online hate, Politics, Prime Minister, Racism, Society, Twitter, Violence Tagged accountability, BLM, boris johnson, Extremism, Far right, hate crime, Keir Starmer, language, MET, Online abuse, partisan violence, protest, Racism, sexism, Twitter, Violence Leave a comment
The impact of race, gender, and identity on two very similar people
What does a Q&A between a White Englishman and BAME immigrant woman reveal about differences in lived experience and privilege, even between two people in a committed relationship? I am an Asian woman and immigrated to England at a very … Continue reading
Posted in Active citizenship, Advocacy, BAME, british, Citizenship, discrimination, Diversity, Ethnic Minorities, Inclusion, London, mental health, Racism, Representation, Society, We At JAN Trust, women Tagged Asian women, BAME, british, honest conversations, immigration, interracial couple, love, male privilege, misogyny, mixed race, prejudice, Q&A, Racism, relationship, sexism, Stereotypes, We At JAN Trust, white privilege Leave a comment
Exploring the intergenerational trauma suffered by minorities and women
How many of our instinctive habits are results of our ancestors’ experiences of inequality and discrimination? For years, I have known what the concept of ‘intergenerational trauma’ was, but I’d always thought about it as something that affected other people … Continue reading
Posted in Active citizenship, Advocacy, BAME, british, Campaigning, Citizenship, discrimination, Diversity, Ethnic Minorities, girls, Inclusion, mental health, Politics, Racism, Society, Violence, Violence Against Women, We At JAN Trust, women Tagged activism, discrimination, equality, femicide, intergenerational trauma, learned behaviour, misogyny, MVAWG, poverty, prejudice, Racism, sexism, societal inequality, VAWG, We At JAN Trust, xenophobia Leave a comment
Only MEN in GOVERNMENT?
Challenging the Taliban’s belief that women have no place in politics. On 7th September, the Taliban announced that they had formed the new Government of Afghanistan after they took control of more than 90% of the country and seized Kabul, the … Continue reading
Posted in Active citizenship, discrimination, Diversity, girls, International, International Affairs, Politics, Representation, women Tagged discrimination, Diversity, equality, female leadership. Parliament, female politicians, feminism, Politics, prejudice, Representation, sexism, Stereotypes, Taliban, women in politics, women leaders Leave a comment
￼Don’t touch my hair!
Non-straight hair is beautiful, normal, and above all human. While we have made strides in becoming a more inclusive society, Western Eurocentric beauty ideals are still ingrained in our society, creating a society that is hostile towards non-European physical features. … Continue reading
Posted in Active citizenship, Advocacy, BAME, british, discrimination, Diversity, Ethnic Minorities, girls, Inclusion, Racism, Representation, Society, women Tagged Afro hair, beauty ideals, bias, ethnocentrism, hair discrimination, hair touching, inequality, institutional racism, microaggressions, prejudice, societal inequality, structural racism Leave a comment
Battling my need to prove myself as a woman in sport
Being exposed to stereotypes about women in sport has given me a complicated relationship with both sport and my own body. If you are a woman, you have most likely been subjected to stereotypes when participating in sports. I cannot … Continue reading
Posted in Active citizenship, Advocacy, discrimination, Diversity, girls, Health Issues, Inclusion, mental health, Representation, Society, We At JAN Trust, women Tagged body image, discrimination, feminism, gender inequality, misogyny, sexism, sport, Stereotypes, We At JAN Trust, women Leave a comment