Tag Archives: London

London is a diverse city – we cannot let a terrorist attack stir up hatred and fear

    Yesterday, in shocking and tragic scenes broadcast across the world, London suffered its first terrorist attack for over a decade. The British capital had not seen similar tragedy since the 7/7 bombings which claimed 52 lives and injured … Continue reading

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Why Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is terrifying

On Friday 27th January 2017, President Trump signed an executive order which bans the citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from applying for a visa to enter the United States. The seven countries are: Syria, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia and … Continue reading

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Meet Jurgita!

“I really enjoy it. I would like to do something more with these new skills I have gained – maybe open my own business or get a job.” This month JAN Trust would like to introduce you to Jurgita. Read … Continue reading

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The challenge of institutional racism

Over a fortnight ago, an article was published in the Evening Standard titled ‘Nearly half of black and ethnic minority Londoners have faced racist abuse.’ If this statistic surprised anyone, it shouldn’t have. Yes, we have made progress in the … Continue reading

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The threat is real: The rise of far-right extremism

A recent report titled ‘State of Hate’ published by advocacy organisation Hope not Hate revealed that far-right extremism is on the rise and urged the Government to address the changing nature of far-right organisations towards increased violence. Hope not Hate … Continue reading

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Educating against extremism

New figures released by UK counter-terror police make the first official counts of British women and girls believed to be in the warzone and contribute to raising concerns amongst families and communities in the UK about extremism. According to these … Continue reading

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7/7 – The Day that shook Britain

By Sajda Mughal OBE, survivor from the Piccadilly tube bombing and Director of JAN Trust. A decade has now nearly passed since 7th July 2005 when four bombs were detonated in rush hour on the tubes and a bus in … Continue reading

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Stop and Search in the UK

‘Stop and search’ is a police tactic used as a preventative measure for dealing with crime. Stop and search gives the police the power to stop individuals and search them if they believe the suspect to be holding any drugs, … Continue reading

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The effects of child poverty and social exclusion in the UK

It is well known that young people growing up in poorer families leave school with substantially lower levels of educational attainment. Such ‘achievement gaps’ are a major contributing factor towards patterns of social mobility. Compared to children from privileged backgrounds, … Continue reading

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JAN Trust Explores London…

It was a slightly chilly Halloween morning as the ladies along with their young children climbed into a bright green coach that looked perfectly placed amongst the leafy backdrop that makes up Alexandra Palace gardens.   Many of us have … Continue reading

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