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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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Why Do People Feel Compelled To Tell Women What To Wear?

“What is she wearing?!” is a question many women have probably heard whispered behind their backs at least once in their life – especially women who dare to dress a bit differently than what is the norm in their society. … 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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‘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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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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From community to community: the fight against FGM in the UK

October has been a month of discussions around Female Genital Mutilation after new statistics released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre highlighted the numbers of FGM reported cases in the UK. In fact, it has been researched that … Continue reading

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Somalia Government to introduce anti FGM Law

It was with a great pleasure and surprise that few days ago we read about the announcement from the Somali Government to introduce a new law banning FGM in the country. Speaking at a conference in Mogadishu, Sahra Mohamed Ali … 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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Violence against Women and Cuts to Welfare

“Violence against women continues to persist as one of the most heinous, systematic and prevalent human rights abuses in the world. It is a threat to all women, and an obstacle to all our efforts for development, peace, and gender … Continue reading

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