Tag Archives: Government

End of compassion in immigration policy

The new immigration bill, ending free movement within the EU, may be intended create a ‘high-skill’ economy, but comes at a high cost for the British society. On Monday 18th of May, the House of Commons accepted the proposed new … Continue reading

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The anniversary of Grenfell Tower reminds us that BAME lives are still not a priority

On 14th June 2017, the world saw Grenfell Tower engulfed by fires for several hours. The tragic incident took the lives of 72 people. The cladding that caused the entire building to burn down was chosen because it was cheap, … Continue reading

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Britain’s Black Lives Matter

Is the UK racist like the US? Some might say Yes. This does not mean every individual white Brit hates black people – however, it does mean that our institutions, from the education system to criminal justice, uphold some level … Continue reading

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Knife crime solutions in the UK – what should the government do?

Will statutory responsibility placed on schools and the NHS improve rates of knife crime in the UK? JAN Trust welcomes attention regarding this issue but with the education and healthcare systems already under strain, it is unclear if more pressure … Continue reading

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We need to focus on low-paid work if we are to succeed in closing the pay gap

Striking cleaners from the union United Voices of the World stage a picket protest outside the Ministry of Justice Headquarters in London in August 2018. Initiatives to close the gender pay gap have so far focused heavily on highly-paid employment, … Continue reading

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Domestic violence and abuse against women

241 women were killed by their partners or ex-partners between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2017 in England and Wales. This means that around 2 women are killed every week, although studies maintain that there are probably many more … Continue reading

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Empowering Mothers – A Bottom-Up Approach to Defeating Terrorism

BBC Inside Out aired a special episode on the 4th of September on the effects that recent UK terror attacks have had on us all. As the only Muslim 7/7 survivor, I was invited onto the show to tell my … Continue reading

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Acid Attacks in Britain: A Weapon of Terror

Two Muslim cousins, enjoying 21st birthday celebrations, had their lives irrevocably changed on June 21st after becoming disfigured in an acid attack in East London. Sparking a nationwide debate, the rise of acid attacks in the UK is now under … Continue reading

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Recent UK terrorist attacks spark hate crime

The recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London have sparked more than the coming together of communities. They have also led to an increase in hate crime, and specifically Islamophobic hate crimes. After the Manchester attack on the 22nd of … Continue reading

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BBC’s ‘The Betrayed Girls’ highlights ground-breaking work of JAN Trust Patron Nazir Afzal

JAN Trust’s Patron Nazir Afzal OBE features prominently in a 90 minute documentary for BBC One – ‘The Betrayed Girls’. The programme explores Afzal’s instrumental role in delivering justice for the victims of the Rochdale child exploitation scandal. Over the … Continue reading

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