Category Archives: Politics

Online Harms Bill

Internet regulation is needed but the Government must commit to protecting young people online.  The internet forms an integral part of people’s lives. In the UK, 99% of 12 to 15-year-olds are online. With social life, entertainment and online shopping all accessed via the internet, being online has … Continue reading

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Countering far-right extremism: Are we witnessing a major shift in the Government’s response?

Radical change in countering far-right extremism will only be achieved when right-wing politicians take responsibility for their actions.  Prior to the turn of the century, the fight against terrorism in the UK was concerned with domestic affairs, specifically related to the … 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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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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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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Destroyed and displaced: how gentrification is killing minority communities

Gentrification is increasing throughout London and marginalised minority residents are at special risk. The communities they have created, the dynamic culture that London is known for and the social wellbeing of society’s most vulnerable, including women and children, is threatened … 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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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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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: A DAY FOR ALL WOMEN

We at JAN Trust have been celebrating International Women’s Day for thirty years this year. Every year we look forward to it not only as a chance to celebrate women and their achievements, but as an opportunity to reflect on … 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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