Category Archives: Violence Against Women

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

The term Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), is the procedure in which partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or sex organs are permanently cut. FGM practices are often deep-rooted in a community’s culture and identity, traditional values, and … Continue reading

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Honour-based crimes and why they are incompatible with Islam

Honour-based crimes have come to be associated with Islam. The term ‘honour’ refers to the belief that a daughter or wife has brought shame upon the family and surrounding community by committing an “immoral” behaviour. The  horrific nature of this … Continue reading

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JAN Trust’s View on the Integration Report

The Integration Report, released on Thursday by the Integration All Party Parliamentary Group, was based on previous findings of the controversial Casey Review which highlighted worrying levels of segregation in British society. Alongside its findings, the report includes twelve recommendations … Continue reading

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The forgotten women: Muslim women, misogyny and Islamophobia

In recent weeks, there have been a spate of attacks targeting Muslim women both in the UK and abroad. Last week, a man was arrested for kicking a pregnant Muslim woman who it was reported on Tuesday lost her baby … Continue reading

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The rise of the trolls!

“One person said I should get cancer, I had somebody threatening to find me and tie me up”. Last week, best-selling feminist author, Jessica Valenti, decided to take a break from social media following death and rape threats directed at … Continue reading

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‘Masculinity so fragile a woman only needs to breathe to hurt it’: The killing of Qandeel Baloch

“As a women (sic) we must stand up for ourselves. As a women we must stand up for each other … As a women we must stand up for justice. I believe that I am a modern day feminist. I … Continue reading

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The challenge of institutional racism

Over a fortnight ago, an article was published in the Evening Standard titled ‘Nearly half of black and ethnic minority Londoners have faced racist abuse.’ If this statistic surprised anyone, it shouldn’t have. Yes, we have made progress in the … Continue reading

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Yes we Khan tackle women’s issues!

Last week, Sadiq Khan, former MP for Tooting, won the London mayoral election with a landslide victory, and was congratulated, and welcomed into his new role by women’s groups who stated that they looked forward to working with the man … Continue reading

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Tackling forced marriage

In 2014, the Government introduced legislation that criminalised forced marriage under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.  The law stipulates that anyone ‘forcing someone to marry can result in a sentence of up to 7 years in prison’ … Continue reading

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The fight against FGM

February 8th marked International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Two days prior, UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon told the Guardian “We can end FGM within a generation …” Significant progress has been made in the fight … Continue reading

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