Category Archives: Politics

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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Working for inclusion – Women’s voices in interreligious dialogue

We are living in a moment in history where people, economies and governments are connected on an unprecedented global scale; what is popularly understood as globalisation. Although these global connections were at first experienced with enthusiasm and optimism, the last … Continue reading

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Modern slavery in the form of domestic work

Every year, thousands of immigrant women come to the UK to work as domestic workers for wealthy families. Every year, thousands of them are subjected to abusive situations, where they are subjected to physical and psychological abuse by their employers. … Continue reading

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The hidden burden of economic cuts – a feminist perspective on austerity programmes

The UK has been going through some years of continuous economic cuts. Since the 2010 campaign of budget cutting by the current government, a wave of austerity has spread through the country, with continuous reductions in social welfare programmes, especially … 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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The difference between Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents

It’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week this week, and we have been continuing our work raising awareness and educating people about hate crime. In light of new Home Office statistics showing that hate crime is still rising dramatically, it is … Continue reading

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Representation and responsibility: Film and TV writers need to acknowledge their influence and use it wisely

  Not all film and television writers claim to be trying to alleviate social injustice with their stories or use their creativity as a catalyst for social change. Some may write personal stories, or stories that are completely fictitious or … Continue reading

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