Category Archives: Diversity

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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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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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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25th November 2018 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  25th November 2018 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations of our time. That is why every 25th November … Continue reading

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Working for inclusion – Women’s voices in interreligious dialogue

We are living in a moment in history where people, economies and governments are connected on an unprecedented global scale; what is popularly understood as globalisation. Although these global connections were at first experienced with enthusiasm and optimism, the last … Continue reading

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Hate crime under review – why misandry should not be included under the hate crime legislation

‘Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.’  – Margaret Atwood Last month, a campaign was started to include misogyny, that is, prejudice against women, as a form of hate crime. … Continue reading

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Representation and responsibility: Film and TV writers need to acknowledge their influence and use it wisely

  Not all film and television writers claim to be trying to alleviate social injustice with their stories or use their creativity as a catalyst for social change. Some may write personal stories, or stories that are completely fictitious or … Continue reading

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Why is feminism essential?

Although there is still much progress to be made in British society concerning women’s rights, it’s easy to be blinkered to the fact that around the globe, Feminism is manifested differently in different cultures. In Argentina, it’s reproductive rights, with … 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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