Category Archives: Inclusion

Cultural appropriation vs appreciation – What is the difference?

Cultural appropriation turns years of culture into a trend overnight.   Over the years there have been large debates over what constitutes as cultural appropriation. Cultural appropriation is where a group’s customs and traditions are inappropriately adopted or unacknowledged by a dominant group. Marginalised groups in society have had … Continue reading

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A new year, more opportunities for progress

It may be the end of another year, but our work must continue.  For many, the New Year marks new beginnings and major changes. In some ways, change can be beneficial, but there must also be consistency in other areas — our work is one of them. As COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Social equity and access to public green space in London: What are the implications for our most marginalised communities?

The Covid-19 pandemic has further exposed the inequitable access to public green space and parks for London’s population. Mayor Sadiq Khan has made green space a  priority for the city, which has seen London become the world’s first National Park City, with the aim … Continue reading

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Emergency Covid-19 fund leaves small charities behind – with grave consequences

The covid-19 pandemic has led to small charities in the UK facing existential struggle as their funding has come to a halt, and the Government’s emergency fund is not doing enough. Covid-19 and the charity sector The coronavirus pandemic has … Continue reading

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Everyone In: The end of street homelessness or a short-lived solution?

In the last ten years, homelessness in the UK rose 141% , driven by increasing rents, a national housing shortage, and local budget cuts linked to years of austerity. In late March, the Government moved swiftly to implement what would become … Continue reading

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JAN Trust keeps Supporting Minority Women through the Pandemic

Demand for the support and guidance that JAN Trust offers has increased as a result of COVID-19 and lockdown. We understand that the effects of the pandemic are far-reaching, and do not only include health-related or economic trouble. We are … Continue reading

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ISIS Returnees – shall we let them back into Britain?

Earlier this month British government minister Rory Stewart, argued that the only way to deal with British Isis fighters is too kill them. According to the Independent Stewart told the BBC that, “They are absolutely dedicated, as members of the Islamic State, … Continue reading

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JAN Trust’s 2019 Journey – Highs, Lows and Surprises

At the end of the Year, it feels only appropriate to reflect on and consider the year JAN Trust has had. As is ever the case 2019 has been an incredible and busy year for us at JAN Trust! We … Continue reading

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Death Threats and Discrimination: The life of a Muslim Politician

Islamophobia is increasingly rife in the UK and many other parts of the world. For those Muslims in the public eye, threats and hate can be a constant concern. At JAN Trust, unfortunately we hear stories of Islamophobia all the … Continue reading

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Netherlands partial ban on the burqa/niqab – the first step to an Islamophobic government?

1st August 2019 saw the first partial ban on the burqa and niqab come into effect in the Netherlands. This was placed upon all women who wear the niqab or burqa, which includes prohibiting women from wearing clothing that covers … Continue reading

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