Tag Archives: Politics

How Individual Governments’ Handling of COVID-19 has Led to a Spike in Hate Crimes and Speech.

Now, more than ever the residents of every country are giving their trust up to their government and looking to them for guidance and answers. However, these uncertain times also allow governments to target marginalised communities as scapegoats. This discriminatory … Continue reading

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Searching for a sense of belonging – what leads people to being radicalised?

The common thread among those radicalised, whether it be joining the far-right or Islamic extremist groups is that search for the sense of belonging. Radicalisation is an incredibly complex phenomenon, the reasoning’s behind it occurrence are much debated and can … Continue reading

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Muslim students: Facing challenges before and during university

In 2009, 3 students were stabbed exiting City University in London. Why? Because they were Muslim. A few days before, at the same university, a student’s skull was cracked open in an attack that took place because they were on … Continue reading

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Death Threats and Discrimination: The life of a Muslim Politician

Islamophobia is increasingly rife in the UK and many other parts of the world. For those Muslims in the public eye, threats and hate can be a constant concern. At JAN Trust, unfortunately we hear stories of Islamophobia all the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Women as agents of peace – the important role of women during the conflict and peacebuilding moment

You have probably heard by now about Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, the winners of this year’s prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. They are being recognised for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war … 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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