Category Archives: Health Issues

FGM – vital steps forward are being taken, but attitudes need to change

FGM, or Female Genital Mutilation is a huge international problem that affects millions of girls and women yearly. However, did you know that 137,000 women and girls are affected by FGM in England and Wales? This statistic is shocking and … Continue reading

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Brushed under the carpet – Depression in the South Asian Community

The statistics by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) 2017 revealed that 1 in 4 of the UK population will experience depression.  Many South Asian communities regard depression as taboo, something that is brushed under the carpet. It is often … Continue reading

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FGM – Not Only a Problem Abroad

Many are aware that FGM, Female Genital Mutilation, is a huge international problem affecting around 200 million girls and women globally. However, a new report from the NHS shows that FGM is still very much a problem, not only globally, … 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 fight against FGM

February 8th marked International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Two days prior, UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon told the Guardian “We can end FGM within a generation …” Significant progress has been made in the fight … Continue reading

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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

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Diabetes and South Asians

“People with South Asian roots are up to six times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to their white European counterparts.” This is a widely cited statistic when discussing health inequalities amongst BAMER communities in the UK. It … Continue reading

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British Asian Women at increased risk of self-harm

Britain is a multicultural society with nearly 6.4 million people being of ethnic minority communities. Mental health is an area of particular concern for the minority communities in this country. For years, the differences between black and minority ethnic groups … Continue reading

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