Category Archives: International Affairs

Women in the far right: A network of toxic femininity

The world is accustomed to overlooking the power of women. However women are a powerful force in any movement – for instance, the Women’s March in January 2017 was an incredible display of what women can do together, fighting for … Continue reading

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The El Paso Shooting was a shocking terrorist attack – what should the US do to stop white supremacy?

Considered to be one of the nation’s safest cities, Texas has been in mourning over the recent mass shooting when a gunman opened fire in the heart of one of the most popular shopping areas. This shocking incident was a … Continue reading

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Why is there an increased risk of maternal death among BAME women?

The risk of death or complications for BAME women in pregnancy and childbirth is much higher than for white women in the UK. But what are the reasons behind the problem? For UK-born Asian women, maternity mortality rates are one … Continue reading

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Racist and Religious Hate Crimes on the Rise in London – will this worrying trend end?

Islamophobic hate crimes in March were the highest they’ve been in a year, following shootings in two Christchurch mosques.   The news of the horrific shootings in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15th March in which fifty people … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka Attacks: Are Intelligence Services Failing Us?

The world is reeling after the terrorist attacks across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, and it seems authorities had been alerted to threats weeks before. On Sunday 21st April 2019, several explosive devices were set off in churches and hotels … Continue reading

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JAN Trust Welcomes UK’S First Conviction Against Female Genital Mutilation

However, more work needs to be done to address the roots of this terrible crime In a historic trial, a woman became the first person in the UK to be convicted for female genital mutilation (FGM) after evidence was found … Continue reading

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Women as agents of peace – the important role of women during the conflict and peacebuilding moment

You have probably heard by now about Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, the winners of this year’s prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. They are being recognised for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war … Continue reading

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Honour-based violence: in need of a stronger institutional response

Did you know that 5,000 individuals are killed around the world every year in honour killings? Honour-based violence (HBV) is a persistent international issue defined as a crime or incident committed to protect the so-called honour of the family or … Continue reading

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Women against the extreme right in Brazil – the importance of global feminist movements

On the 29th of September, tens of thousands of women gathered in what has been recognised as the biggest women’s demonstration of Brazil’s history. These women took the streets under the slogan #EleNão (#NotHim) to protest against Jair Bolsonaro, the … Continue reading

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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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