Category Archives: discrimination

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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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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Do not let Trump’s policy become the norm

The US president will travel to the UK on Friday, the 13th of July. Despite concerns about Donald Trump’s controversial policies, the state visit will go ahead as planned. Trump is due to meet Theresa May and the Queen. He … Continue reading

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‘Nazi-free’ timelines should leave Non-Germans asking questions…

  Author and columnist Virginia Heffernan tweeted this in December. A tweet, which subsequently went viral: PSA. For anyone beset by Nazi and brownshirt bots: I changed my Twitter address to Germany at the suggestion of a shrewd friend, and … Continue reading

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One JAN Trust employee’s experience of Islamophobic hate speech

One of our employees was subject to anti-Islamic rhetoric whilst carrying out off-site research outside Westfield shopping centre in Stratford in March. Her story illustrates how normalised and ubiquitous anti-Islamic sentiment is and how much work still needs to be … Continue reading

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Shroud Of Dishonour – What really happens behind the curtains?

Two prominent social and cultural patriarchal constructs play a role in all aspects of a woman’s life in the South Asian (SA) community; they are izzat (honour) and sharam (shame). Izzat and sharam are both factors that impede the assessment … Continue reading

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The UK’s violent crime epidemic hits BAME communities hardest

The rates of violent crime in UK are on the rise, with knife crime rising by 20%, gun crime rising by 21% and London’s murder rate overtaking New York’s. However, it is marginalised members of BAME communities who are most … Continue reading

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