Tag Archives: human rights

The effect of Brexit on women in the UK

Brexit is on everyone’s lips, but are women’s rights being forgotten? The uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations is increasingly worrying to those most vulnerable to its effects. For us at JAN Trust, our concern is for the safety and protection of … Continue reading

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Why is there an increased risk of maternal death among BAME women?

The risk of death or complications for BAME women in pregnancy and childbirth is much higher than for white women in the UK. But what are the reasons behind the problem? For UK-born Asian women, maternity mortality rates are one … Continue reading

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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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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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Modern slavery in the form of domestic work

Every year, thousands of immigrant women come to the UK to work as domestic workers for wealthy families. Every year, thousands of them are subjected to abusive situations, where they are subjected to physical and psychological abuse by their employers. … Continue reading

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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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The difference between Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents

It’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week this week, and we have been continuing our work raising awareness and educating people about hate crime. In light of new Home Office statistics showing that hate crime is still rising dramatically, it is … 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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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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JAN Trust’s view: What has the Queen’s Speech told us about new counter-terrorism measures?

In the final days of the election campaign, Theresa May announced “enough is enough” – terrorism was not to be left unchallenged.  She revealed a readiness to weaken human rights laws if they “get in the way” of apprehending terror … Continue reading

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