JAN Trust is a multi-award winning charity empowering and providing leadership for women in order to create positive and active citizens of society

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JT in Eastern Eye

JT in Eastern Eye

Our CEO Sajda Mughal appeared in the Eastern Eye newspaper to talk about her 7/7 experience and the flashbacks she still suffers as a result of her tr... Read more

JT on BBC SML

JT on BBC SML

On the 9th of July, BBC Sunday Morning Live featured our CEO Sajda Mughal and our Web Guardians™ programme. Sajda spoke about her experience of the 7/... Read more

JT on Sky News

JT on Sky News

On the anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, our CEO Sajda Mughal appeared on Sky News to speak about her experience on that day and about what n... Read more

JT in Time Magazine

JT in Time Magazine

Alongside other experts in her field discussing what should be done in the wake of the Mosque attack against Finsbury Park Mosque, Sajda highlighted t... Read more

JT in Cosmopolitan

JT in Cosmopolitan

In June, Sajda appeared in Closer magazine to talk about how mothers are key in preventing radicalisation and our highly succesful Web Guardians(TM) p... Read more

"I'm Going to Kill a…

"I'm Going to Kill all Muslims" - The Shocking Proof that Right-Wing Extremism is on the Rise

One person has died and 10 have been injured when a man driving a white van ploughed into Muslims walking down the street from Muslim Welfare House in... Read more

Statement: London Attacks

Statement: London Attacks

London Bridge Terrorist AttackStatement from Jan Trust and 7/7 Survivor Sajda Mughal OBE: We are appalled and angered by the attacks last night in Lo... Read more

Director in Time Out maga…

Director in Time Out magazine

In April 2017, Sajda featured in Time Out's weekly series 'My London Story' feature to talk about her experience of quitting life in The City to wor... Read more

JT on BBC News

JT on BBC News

"We can't be defeated. We can't let this lone attack change our lives so that we live in fear." Sajda spoke about giving up her career in the City in ... Read more

Director on Lorraine Show

Director on Lorraine Show

On the 23rd of March 2017, Sajda appeared on popular ITV morning show Lorraine to discuss the Westminster attacks and her personal experience of 7/7. ... Read more

On BBC Victoria Derbyshir…

On BBC Victoria Derbyshire show

"The internet is playing a huge part in radicalising individuals" says director of JAN Trust Sajda Mughal in an appearance on the Victoria Derbyshire ... Read more

On BBC Newsnight

On BBC Newsnight

Our director Sajda Mughal appeared on the BBC's Newsnight to talk about what motivates a suicide bomber. She stressed the importance of looking at rad... Read more

Press coverage - Mirror

Press coverage - Mirror

The Mirror published a piece on our Director's 7/7 near death experience and the tireless work she has been carrying out since then with grass roots c... Read more

JAN Trust in Press

JAN Trust in Press

The BBC News quoted our Director, Sajda Mughal OBE following the Prime Ministers annoucement of English language skills and Muslim women. The article ... Read more

Worthy Cause for Prime Mi…

Worthy Cause for Prime Minister

The Evening Standard wrote about JAN Trust and the dire funding crisis it faces. The article can be found here and below: A worthy cause for a c... Read more

OBE Award

OBE Award

Our Director, Sajda Mughal, was awarded with an OBE in the Queens New Years Honours List 2015 for her work at JAN Trust and towards community cohesion... Read more

Hate Crime

Hate Crime

JAN Trust works to raise awareness and take steps to prevent hate crime, particularly against refugee, asylum-seeking and Muslim women. Say No To Hat... Read more

Stop Domestic Violence

Stop Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse is cross-cultural and occurs irrespective of race, ethnicity, religious belief, class, sexual orientation, and/or disabilities. It is n... Read more

Against Forced Marriages

Against Forced Marriages

A forced marriage is a marriage conducted without the valid consent of one or both parties, and some form of duress is involved. Forced marriages are... Read more

Youth

Youth

We run a successful service for Black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee youth Young people play a vital part in our community and are potential fut... Read more

Stop Honour Based Violenc…

Honour Based Violence (HBV) is a crime or act which is committed to protect or defend the so-called ‘honour’ of the family or community. Examples of ... Read more

Other

One activity we will be offering shortly is Parental Skills. Read more

Mature Women

JAN Trust provides support for elderly Black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee women. We run a regular club for mature citizens where the ladies me... Read more

Health

It is important that women from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as well as refugees and asylum seekers, have access to the right informa... Read more

Advice & Guidance

We provide advice and guidance on a whole host of issues affecting women from a diverse ethnic background including: Refugee/asylum Radicalisation... Read more

Mentoring

Mentoring

JAN Trust offers women one-on-one mentoring, covering a wide range of subjects aimed at enhancing their personal development.We match volunteer mentor... Read more

Community Cohesion

Community Cohesion

Given London’s diversity, we organise various cohesion projects to encourage a sense of common belonging and cultural understanding. We also delive... Read more

Services

Services

We offer a range of services, from a youth club to a mature ladies club. The activities supplement the training courses we offer and help the women an... Read more

Uniting For A Better Inte…

Hate speech, online ‘trolls’ and extremists who use the internet to target our children were thrust back into the headlines this week as MPs summoned ... Read more

Press Coverage - Newsnigh…

16 August 2016Our Director, Sajdah Mughal appeared on BBC’s Newsnight with Kirsty Wark to talk about the motivation behind suicide bombers. She stress... Read more

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Web Guardians™

Web Guardians™

Having been almost fatally injured in the 7/7 tube bombings in London in 2005, Sajda was determined to understand what had led these young men to carr... Read more

Against Forced Marriages

Against Forced Marriages

A forced marriage is a marriage conducted without a valid consent of one or both parties, and some form of duress is involved. Forced marriages are a... Read more

Against FGM

Against FGM

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a practice that includes the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia. There are no medical reas... Read more

Schools

Schools

JAN Trust’s schools work offers a comprehensive and wide range of services. All of our schools services are delivered in a sensitive and age appropria... Read more

International

International

Our work has expanded not only throughout the UK but internationally too. USA..... An eight member British Muslim women’s delegation from the UK vi... Read more

Survivors Tour & DVD

Survivors Tour & DVD

JAN Trust has developed an innovative project, the "Looking Back to Look Forward" Survivors Tour and DVD. This unique project involves contribution... Read more

Deen Fest

Deen Fest

JAN Trust was the proud organiser of Deen Fest, an event promoting interfaith dialogue and community cohesion, which was held at the spectacular Alexa... Read more

Interfaith Forum

Interfaith Forum

Faith & Future brings together grassroots women from Abrahamic faiths i.e. Islam, Judaism and Christianity. These women meet to discuss the c... Read more

Projects

JAN Trust ensures all of its projects are innovative and are run with the aim of helping to empower communities. By mobilising the skills, talents and... Read more

Barcelona and the evoluti…

The Barcelona terrorist attack was horrifying. It left 13 dead and over 100 people injured. The weapon of choice? A van. A ‘vehicle-ramming attack’ i... Read more

Grenfell Tower: for how l…

In our society, it seems that some lives matter more than others. Vulnerable and disadvantaged people who have merely been born in the wrong place or ... Read more

Far-right extremism: Euro…

This past weekend, far-right activists and counter-protesters clashed in Charlottesville, Virginia in the US. The protests escalated and one of the fa... Read more

The Difficulty of Eradica…

New figures released by the NSPCC reveal that there has been a 12% increase in counselling sessions about forced marriage in the previous year. Summer... Read more

On The Importance of Wome…

Women comprise about half of the world’s population. This half of the world is hugely important in community development, and in the local and global ... Read more

What the headlines aren’t…

By now, most people are aware of the shocking (but perhaps not surprising) gender pay gap among the top earners of the BBC. The numbers were released ... Read more

Acid Attacks in Britain: …

Two Muslim cousins, enjoying 21st birthday celebrations, had their lives irrevocably changed on June 21st after becoming disfigured in an acid attack ... Read more

Online extremism - saving…

By Nazir Afzal OBEEmpowering women to be active members of society is essential to building resilient communities. By unleashing the potential margina... Read more

FGM - Not Only a Problem …

Many are aware that FGM, Female Genital Mutilation, is a huge international problem affecting around 200 million girls and women globally. However, a ... Read more

Twelve years on – Muslim …

Had Sajda sat on the first train carriage on the Piccadilly tube 12 years ago on 7/7, she wouldn’t be alive today. 7/7 is a day that she remembers jus... Read more

BBC’s ‘The Betrayed Girls…

JAN Trust’s Patron Nazir Afzal OBE features prominently in a 90 minute documentary for BBC One - ‘The Betrayed Girls’. The programme explores Afzal’s ... Read more

JAN Trust’s view: What h…

In the final days of the election campaign, Theresa May announced “enough is enough” – terrorism was not to be left unchallenged.  She revealed a... Read more

Please support us in desi…

JAN Trust needs your help! We have launched a crowdfunding campaign with the Mayor’s Crowdfunding scheme. The aim of our project is to raise money to ... Read more

#WeStandTogether JAN Trus…

Here at JAN Trust we are devastated to hear about yet another attack that has taken the lives of 23 people and injured at least 59 others. Our thought... Read more

To be represented in Brit…

June 8th has finally come – Election day. After an intensive six-week General Election campaign, we now have a chance to go to the polls and have our ... Read more

Nazir Afzal becomes a Pat…

JAN Trust is delighted to announce that Nazir Afzal OBE has become our Patron.Nazir Afzal has had an extensive and distinguished career in the Crown P... Read more

Uniting For A Better Internet: What We Can All Do To Stop Extreme Content Reaching Our Kids

Hate speech, online ‘trolls’ and extremists who use the internet to target our children were thrust back into the headlines this week as MPs summoned tech giants to answer why they’re not doing more to stop it.

Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google were asked by the Home Affairs select committee why they did not police their content more effectively.

The social media leaders were told their companies had a "terrible reputation" for dealing with problems.

It is a welcome move. Pressure needs to be put on these companies to do more. They are often accused of putting profit over the safeguarding of young people and at this hearing, MPs asked exactly that tough question.

The response was an acknowledgement that they are indeed not doing enough.

We are gravely concerned that terrorist organisations such as Daesh are ramping up their efforts to target young adults here in the UK via the platforms these tech giants provide, so any progress made to more effectively police content is great news.

Back in December 2016, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft announced they were teaming up to tackle extremist content. They pledged to work together to identify and remove extremist content on their platforms through an information-sharing initiative.

This represented a welcome first step. We hope that the Home Affairs select committee hearing will encourage further moves forward.

However, the content on these sites and apps is vast. We, as users, need to assist in policing and reporting far-right, terrorist or bullying content so that the tech companies can act.

And we also need to monitor what our children are accessing when online, whether that’s via computer or their smartphones.

Safer Internet Day 2017 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 7th February with the theme 'Be the change: unite for a better internet'. We published a blog on the day focusing on what parents can and should do to play their part in safeguarding our kids. This holds the key.

It’s right that the powers that be from the tech giants are taken to task about their safeguarding shortcomings and challenged about how and when they are going to start doing more to remove extreme content.

But each and every one of us must unite in our fight to ensure threatening posts which can lead to radicalised views do not reach and begin to indoctrinate our children.

We must educate ourselves and our children about online material and what to do if we come across it. Understanding that while the internet is an incredibly valuable resource it can pose a risk to our wellbeing.

At JAN Trust, we aim to help mothers who fear for their children’s safety online with our Web Guardians© project. Our sessions explore how to deal with the threats and how to speak with our children about them.

Our strategy begins right in our homes. We are encouraged by government moves to question the social media giants and hope this leads to a reduction of extremist content online. But we must work together, uniting for a better internet. And for a brighter future for our children.

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