Tag Archives: Honour

Honour-based violence: in need of a stronger institutional response

Did you know that 5,000 individuals are killed around the world every year in honour killings? Honour-based violence (HBV) is a persistent international issue defined as a crime or incident committed to protect the so-called honour of the family or … 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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Brushed under the carpet – Depression in the South Asian Community

The statistics by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) 2017 revealed that 1 in 4 of the UK population will experience depression.  Many South Asian communities regard depression as taboo, something that is brushed under the carpet. It is often … 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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JAN Trust shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards 2015

JAN Trust is delighted to have been shortlisted for The National Diversity Award 2015 in the category ‘Community Organisation for Gender’. This prestigious honour celebrates the achievement of grass-root communities’ organisations in their work to tackle the issues in today’s … 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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New forced marriage legislation is not the answer

Forcing someone to marry is now illegal in England and Wales leaving perpetrators who coerce victims into marriage facing up to 7 years in prison.  Although David Cameron argues that ‘forced marriage is abhorrent and little more than slavery… to … Continue reading

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The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in its recent annual report stated, “At least 943 women were killed in the name of honour in the country, of which 93 were minors.” While, reliable worldwide estimates of honour killing incidences … Continue reading

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