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National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020

Most people have heard of hate crimes, but what actually is a hate crime and how can we prevent them? This year, National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 runs from the 10th to 17th of October. Whilst it is important to combat hate crime every day, this week seeks to draw special to attention to …

In memory of, Anne Marie Hutchinson OBE

In memory of, Anne Marie Hutchinson OBE

It is with great sadness that the team at JAN Trust have been met with the passing of one of our astounding patrons, Anne Marie Hutchinson OBE QC (Hon). Anne had been unwell for some time and passed on the 2nd of October. Anne was a shining leader in her field of family law with …

Another Way Forward: why our counter-extremism strategy should be a central element in combatting extremism.

Another Way Forward: why our counter-extremism strategy should be a central element in combatting extremism.

Recent research highlights that teaching young people to produce anti-radicalisation video campaigns should be a central element in combatting extremism. Our Another Way Forward programme embodies this counter-extremism model to galvanise young girls to counter extremism. At JAN Trust, we truly recognise the potential of young women and girls as positive change actors in preventing …

Sportspeople: Speaking Up vs Sticking to Their Lanes

Sportspeople: Speaking Up vs Sticking to Their Lanes

Why it is important that athletes like Marcus Rashford and Lewis Hamilton be taken seriously when they speak up on important societal issues Whenever an athlete, and indeed a celebrity in general, makes a public statement about current affairs, there is normally one side that repeats the idea that sportspeople should stick to sport, because …

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

Isolation at home has reportedly led to an epidemic of domestic abuse, yet the Government’s response fails to protect those survivors most vulnerable in society. Abuse in isolation Throughout the UK, a surge in the reported cases of domestic abuse has taken place during the past few months of isolation. Many have found themselves trapped …

Paulette Wilson – She cannot be forgotten

Paulette Wilson – She cannot be forgotten

Paulette Wilson  became a prominent figure in the Windrush scandal after being detained by the Home Office. Paulette Wilson left Jamaica in the hope of a better life when she was only 10. Having spent most of her life in the UK, she worked as a carer and a chef at the House of Commons. …

Leicester sweatshops and the negligence of BAME lives

Exposing the atrocious working conditions in garment factories in Leicester shocked the nation, but this is no isolated incident: BAME labour is systemically exploited in the UK. Embed from Getty Images Leicester garment factories in the spotlight A report by Labour Behind the Label exposed garment factories in Leicester, primarily working for online fast fashion …