Tag Archives: women’s empowerment

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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Why is there a culture of shame when it comes to speaking out about harassment?

Countless women have come forward in the last few weeks accusing the Hollywood producer star, Harvey Weinstein, of sexual assault and rape; Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow being amongst them. The Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has claimed that these kinds … Continue reading

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Happy United Nations Day! JAN Trust Celebrates Over 70 years Of Global Support Of Women And Girls

  To commemorate this day we’ve compiled some of the UN’s work in supporting women and girls this year. The United Nations has supported the rights of women since its founding charter.  Among its purposes it pledged to, “Achieve international … Continue reading

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‘The rain begins with a single drop’ – Does the end of the driving ban mark a shift in consciousness for Saudi Arabia?

Last week, King Salman announced through royal decree that the long-standing ban prohibiting women from driving in Saudi Arabia will be lifted by 24th June 2018. Saudi Arabia is currently the only country in the world where women cannot legally … Continue reading

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Giving women a voice in society through the Arts: Invisible Eve

When I was asked to write a piece for JAN Trust, I wanted to look at how art can give marginalised women in society a voice. JAN Trust strives for empowering and providing leadership for women in order to create … Continue reading

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