Category Archives: Forced Marriages

Honour-based crimes and why they are incompatible with Islam

Honour-based crimes have come to be associated with Islam. The term ‘honour’ refers to the belief that a daughter or wife has brought shame upon the family and surrounding community by committing an “immoral” behaviour. The  horrific nature of this … Continue reading

Posted in british, Ethnic Minorities, Extremism, forced marriage, Forced Marriages, girls, Hate Crime, Islam, islamophobia, Jan Trust, Violence Against Women, women | Tagged , , , , , , ,

JAN Trust’s View on the Integration Report

The Integration Report, released on Thursday by the Integration All Party Parliamentary Group, was based on previous findings of the controversial Casey Review which highlighted worrying levels of segregation in British society. Alongside its findings, the report includes twelve recommendations … Continue reading

Posted in Active citizenship, Education, Ethnic Minorities, Forced Marriages, Inclusion, Islam, islamophobia, Jan Trust, Radicalisaton, Representation, Society, Violence Against Women, Web Guardians | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Yes we Khan tackle women’s issues!

Last week, Sadiq Khan, former MP for Tooting, won the London mayoral election with a landslide victory, and was congratulated, and welcomed into his new role by women’s groups who stated that they looked forward to working with the man … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Campaign, Campaigning, Extremism, forced marriage, Forced Marriages, girls, Hate Crime, Islam, marriage, Muslim, Politics, radicalisation, Violence Against Women | Tagged ,

Tackling forced marriage

In 2014, the Government introduced legislation that criminalised forced marriage under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.  The law stipulates that anyone ‘forcing someone to marry can result in a sentence of up to 7 years in prison’ … Continue reading

Posted in forced marriage, Forced Marriages, girls, International, marriage, Muslim, Violence Against Women | Tagged

Traumas of Forced Marriage

 ‘Muslim model, 24, is found hanged after fearing she was going to be forced into arranged marriage by her parents’  ‘The Hasidic woman … [who] killed herself suffered years of depression following her forced marriage to a first cousin’ These … Continue reading

Posted in Forced Marriages, marriage, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

The Government must act NOW, by Sabbir Malik

A number of grassroots organisations campaigning to eliminate violence against women and girls such as JAN Trust voiced concerns at the Government’s approach to criminalise forced marriages. JAN Trust is at the forefront of raising awareness and undertaking advocacy work … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Forced Marriages, Hate Crime, Health Issues, Violence Against Women | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowd Funding Page

We over here at the JAN Trust are launching an online fundraising campaign in order raise money for our Against Forced Marriages project.  Forced marriages affect some of the most vulnerable people in the UK from very marginalised and non-mainstream … Continue reading

Posted in Forced Marriages | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Izzat

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in its recent annual report stated, “At least 943 women were killed in the name of honour in the country, of which 93 were minors.” While, reliable worldwide estimates of honour killing incidences … Continue reading

Posted in Forced Marriages, Violence Against Women | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Forced Marriage workshops – Oblivious Teachers and Bright Children

We arrived at a London school to deliver one of our forced marriage (FM) seminars to a group of year 10 students, only to find out – to our horror – that the teacher responsible had hand-picked a group of … Continue reading

Posted in Forced Marriages | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

JAN Trust in the mainstream press with its work on forced marriages

“The majority of professionals, grass roots community workers and victims are against criminalisation, warning it will drive a hidden problem further underground, increase the risk of retaliation and more victims will be abandoned overseas. Pointing to the fact that there … Continue reading

Posted in Forced Marriages | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment