Category Archives: girls

Nazir Afzal OBE, Patron of JAN Trust

JAN Trust is delighted to announce that Nazir Afzal OBE has become our Patron. Nazir Afzal has had an extensive and distinguished career in the Crown Prosecution Service. He was Britain’s most senior lawyer within the Crown Prosecution Service and … Continue reading

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

The term Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), is the procedure in which partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or sex organs are permanently cut. FGM practices are often deep-rooted in a community’s culture and identity, traditional values, and … Continue reading

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Muslim women are still more likely to be unemployed despite doing well in education

A report by the Social Mobility Commission, the ‘Ethnicity, Gender and Social Mobility’ report, has shown that Asian Muslim women, despite doing well in school, become socially immobile. This is due to many factors, including discrimination they face when looking … 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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It’s Time We Broke the Silence on Mental Health Among South Asians

Poor mental health is normally regarded as something that affects individuals. But sometimes it can help to take a step back and look at what may be troubling the minds of particular groups in our society. There’s growing evidence that … Continue reading

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The rise of the trolls!

“One person said I should get cancer, I had somebody threatening to find me and tie me up”. Last week, best-selling feminist author, Jessica Valenti, decided to take a break from social media following death and rape threats directed at … Continue reading

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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

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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

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