Category Archives: discrimination

The anniversary of Grenfell Tower reminds us that BAME lives are still not a priority

On 14th June 2017, the world saw Grenfell Tower engulfed by fires for several hours. The tragic incident took the lives of 72 people. The cladding that caused the entire building to burn down was chosen because it was cheap, … Continue reading

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Britain’s Black Lives Matter

Is the UK racist like the US? Some might say Yes. This does not mean every individual white Brit hates black people – however, it does mean that our institutions, from the education system to criminal justice, uphold some level … Continue reading

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Who is falling through the cracks? What COVID-19 is teaching us about BAME communities in the UK

We know that in times of crisis be it environmental, health or otherwise, the most marginalised and poorest people in our society suffer the most. People fall through the cracks. This is the case not only during the crisis, but … Continue reading

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The Windrush scandal is proof that institutional racism still prevails

On the 25th anniversary of the Stephen Lawrence murder, the Windrush scandal shows that institutional racism across UK organisation is still prevalent, in text book form. The murder of Stephen Lawrence has changed the legal landscape of the UK forever. … Continue reading

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Death Threats and Discrimination: The life of a Muslim Politician

Islamophobia is increasingly rife in the UK and many other parts of the world. For those Muslims in the public eye, threats and hate can be a constant concern. At JAN Trust, unfortunately we hear stories of Islamophobia all the … Continue reading

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Netherlands partial ban on the burqa/niqab – the first step to an Islamophobic government?

1st August 2019 saw the first partial ban on the burqa and niqab come into effect in the Netherlands. This was placed upon all women who wear the niqab or burqa, which includes prohibiting women from wearing clothing that covers … Continue reading

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30 Years in the Community: Building a Relationship

JAN Trust has been around since 1989 and that means we’ve been able to build trust with local women, allowing us to tackle some of the most difficult and sensitive issues in society. 30 years ago, our founder Rafaat Mughal … Continue reading

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The effect of Brexit on women in the UK

Brexit is on everyone’s lips, but are women’s rights being forgotten? The uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations is increasingly worrying to those most vulnerable to its effects. For us at JAN Trust, our concern is for the safety and protection of … Continue reading

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Destroyed and displaced: how gentrification is killing minority communities

Gentrification is increasing throughout London and marginalised minority residents are at special risk. The communities they have created, the dynamic culture that London is known for and the social wellbeing of society’s most vulnerable, including women and children, is threatened … Continue reading

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Why is there an increased risk of maternal death among BAME women?

The risk of death or complications for BAME women in pregnancy and childbirth is much higher than for white women in the UK. But what are the reasons behind the problem? For UK-born Asian women, maternity mortality rates are one … Continue reading

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