Category Archives: Forced Marriages

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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In a promising step to support forced marriage victims, UK government no longer requires them to pay for rescue

Perpetrators of forced marriages will now be required to bear the financial cost associated with the victims return   At the beginning of January, an investigation by The Times revealed that young British women who are forced into marriages abroad … 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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International Women’s Day – At JAN Trust we believe the #TimeIsNow to support and empower women

Over the past year there have been a number of major breakthroughs for women’s empowerment, the theme for International Women’s Day in 2018 is #press for progress, let’s make this happen. International Women’s Day is politically rooted in strikes and … Continue reading

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On International Women’s Day we must continue to #pressforprogress against FGM, forced marriage and sexual harassment

It has been an amazing journey for female empowerment, many obstacles have been tackled we are here to continue fighting! The 8th of March has become a significant date for many women. During the Russian Revolution 1922, protests broke out … Continue reading

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The Difficulty of Eradicating Forced Marriages

New figures released by the NSPCC reveal that there has been a 12% increase in counselling sessions about forced marriage in the previous year. Summer is often a high-risk period for potential victims of forced marriage, as many are lured … Continue reading

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On The Importance of Women

Women comprise about half of the world’s population. This half of the world is hugely important in community development, and in the local and global economy. Yet, society is not doing what needs to be done to empower women and … Continue reading

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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

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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

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