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Justice, the veil and a fair trial

The President of the UK Supreme court, Baroness Hale, has suggested that women giving evidence in court should not be able to hide their faces behind religious veils. However, does this position actually contribute to fairer trials or just deter women who choose to wear the veil from appearing in court at all? Embed from Getty Images During a …

New generation, same old hatred?

Recent figures have revealed that within and around educational facilities such as colleges and schools, hate crime has risen by 62% in the last year. There have even been reports of primary children as young as six committing racially and religiously motivated hate crimes. As the current political climate continues to infect our young people with bigotry and hatred, …

JAN Trust’s view on the Domestic Violence Bill

Domestic violence can affect any one of us, regardless of background. Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) states 1.2 million women aged 15-59 have experienced domestic violence in the year March 2016/17. Embed from Getty Images Theresa May recently made an announcement that we at JAN Trust believe is much needed. A reform to …

CEO Sajda Mughal appears on Victoria Derbyshire

CEO Sajda Mughal appears on Victoria Derbyshire

Our CEO Sajda Mughal OBE appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire to speak about a police initiative encouraging the public to report anything suspicious. On Tuesday the 20th of March, Sajda Mughal appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire. She appeared to speak about how we can work to tackle online radicalisation. This is after the …

The Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper: JAN Trust’s response

Yesterday, the Government released their Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper which is up for consultation until the 5th June 2018. Although the paper contains an emphasis on the importance of localised initiatives, the lack of funding pledges for those services may render tangible progress non-existent. Within the Integration Green Paper, it is noted that a ‘worrying number of …

On International Women’s Day we must continue to #pressforprogress against FGM, forced marriage and sexual harassment

It has been an amazing journey for female empowerment, many obstacles have been tackled we are here to continue fighting! The 8th of March has become a significant date for many women. During the Russian Revolution 1922, protests broke out against the deteriorating living conditions, lack of food supplies and the shortage of food. Since then …

Welcoming our new Ambassadors!

We at JAN Trust are honoured to have four new ambassadors on board: actress Bhavna Limbachia, comedian Shazia Mirza, comedian Mawaan Rizwan and netball player Geva Mentor! Mawaan started his career on YouTube, where his comedy videos have been viewed over 19 million times. He recently starred in the BAFTA-winning BBC3 drama Murdered By My …