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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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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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25th November 2018 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  25th November 2018 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations of our time. That is why every 25th November … 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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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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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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Traumas of Forced Marriage

 ‘Muslim model, 24, is found hanged after fearing she was going to be forced into arranged marriage by her parents’  ‘The Hasidic woman … [who] killed herself suffered years of depression following her forced marriage to a first cousin’ These … Continue reading

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JAN Trust’s vital work

The summer period is always a time for evaluation at JAN Trust. It is indeed at this time of the year that we look back to our successful programmes and, at the same time, we plan new activities for the … Continue reading

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Ending Forced Marriage: One Step Closer

This month marked an important milestone for the global campaign against forced marriage. On Thursday 2nd July the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution promoted by more than 85 countries, calling for an end of child, early and … Continue reading

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The Government must act NOW, by Sabbir Malik

A number of grassroots organisations campaigning to eliminate violence against women and girls such as JAN Trust voiced concerns at the Government’s approach to criminalise forced marriages. JAN Trust is at the forefront of raising awareness and undertaking advocacy work … Continue reading

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