Category Archives: Violence Against Women

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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A call to break away from forced marriage

“I will not be a victim for my parents’ honour and reputation. I will not live in shame. I am now free.” The right to choose who you marry, when you marry and if you marry is a fundamental human … Continue reading

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BAME women face up-hill battle reporting intra-familial sexual abuse – We must speak out!

Recently, we read the sickening story of  Ashraf Khan, who has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for three counts of incest after admitting to fathering his daughter’s three children. The children suffered in various physical ways as a result of … 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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JAN Trust’s view on the Domestic Violence Bill

Domestic violence can affect any one of us, regardless of background. Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) states 1.2 million women aged 15-59 have experienced domestic violence in the year March 2016/17. Theresa May recently made an announcement that … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day – At JAN Trust we believe the #TimeIsNow to support and empower women

Over the past year there have been a number of major breakthroughs for women’s empowerment, the theme for International Women’s Day in 2018 is #press for progress, let’s make this happen. International Women’s Day is politically rooted in strikes and … Continue reading

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On International Women’s Day we must continue to #pressforprogress against FGM, forced marriage and sexual harassment

It has been an amazing journey for female empowerment, many obstacles have been tackled we are here to continue fighting! The 8th of March has become a significant date for many women. During the Russian Revolution 1922, protests broke out … Continue reading

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Welcoming our new Ambassadors!

  We at JAN Trust are honoured to have four new ambassadors on board: actress Bhavna Limbachia, comedian Shazia Mirza, comedian Mawaan Rizwan and netball player Geva Mentor! Mawaan started his career on YouTube, where his comedy videos have been … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence: “Why does she not just leave him?”

Have you ever wondered “why doesn’t she leave him?” Domestic violence is indiscriminate and can affect anyone of any race and class. The Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) states 1.2 million women aged 15-59 have experienced domestic violence … Continue reading

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