Category Archives: Society

7/7 Survivor and Charity CEO Calls for Urgent Independent Review of Prevent Strategy

Survivor of the 7/7 London terrorist attacks and CEO of leading women’s charity, JAN Trust, Sajda Mughal OBE is calling upon the Home Office to urgently commission an independent review to its counter-terrorism strategy, known as Prevent. Mughal was travelling to work on a Piccadilly … Continue reading

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Do not let Trump’s policy become the norm

The US president will travel to the UK on Friday, the 13th of July. Despite concerns about Donald Trump’s controversial policies, the state visit will go ahead as planned. Trump is due to meet Theresa May and the Queen. He … Continue reading

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‘Nazi-free’ timelines should leave Non-Germans asking questions…

  Author and columnist Virginia Heffernan tweeted this in December. A tweet, which subsequently went viral: PSA. For anyone beset by Nazi and brownshirt bots: I changed my Twitter address to Germany at the suggestion of a shrewd friend, and … Continue reading

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One JAN Trust employee’s experience of Islamophobic hate speech

One of our employees was subject to anti-Islamic rhetoric whilst carrying out off-site research outside Westfield shopping centre in Stratford in March. Her story illustrates how normalised and ubiquitous anti-Islamic sentiment is and how much work still needs to be … Continue reading

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Shroud Of Dishonour – What really happens behind the curtains?

Two prominent social and cultural patriarchal constructs play a role in all aspects of a woman’s life in the South Asian (SA) community; they are izzat (honour) and sharam (shame). Izzat and sharam are both factors that impede the assessment … Continue reading

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Generation Brexit: What does it means for youth?

During the referendum on the 23rd of June 2016, which over 70% of the UK participated in, the country saw history in the making. We will leave the EU. However, what will happen to young adults!? A staggering 71% of … Continue reading

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The importance of integration

The long awaited government’s integration strategy is broad and ambitious in many ways, and most notably it successfully recognises that true integration relies on the involvement of all parties – integration is a two way street. The burden should not … Continue reading

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Violent Extremism and Gangs; widely divergent goals inherent similarities

Although it is clear that the violent extremist and gangs differ vastly in their overall goals there are definitive similarities that can be drawn between the two groups. There are many similarities that can be drawn between violent extremist groups … Continue reading

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Knife Crime – What’s next?

Knife crime on our streets is endemic. The pervasive nature of the problem sadly becomes more apparent on a daily basis, as more young people lose their lives.   The New Year brought about a depressing reality in London, in … Continue reading

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Justice, the veil and a fair trial

The President of the UK Supreme court, Baroness Hale, has suggested that women giving evidence in court should not be able to hide their faces behind religious veils. However, does this position actually contribute to fairer trials or just deter … Continue reading

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