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The rise of the trolls!

One person said I should get cancer, I had somebody threatening to find me and tie me up”. Last week, best-selling feminist author, Jessica Valenti, decided to take a break from social media following death and rape threats directed at her 5 year-old daughter. In recent weeks, there has been a surge in online hate and abuse directed …

Kelvin Mackenzie and Islamophobia

Nearly two weeks ago, on Bastille Day, the city of Nice was attacked; 84 people were killed and 303 people injured. The killer was a divorced, father of three named Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel. Born in Tunisia, he later immigrated to France, settling in Nice, in 2005, where he worked as a delivery-truck driver. Four days after the …

Meet Jurgita!

“I really enjoy it. I would like to do something more with these new skills I have gained – maybe open my own business or get a job.” This month JAN Trust would like to introduce you to Jurgita. Read her profile below: Name: Jurgita Country of origin: Lithuania Ethnicity: Lithuanian Jurgita came to the UK nearly 10 …

JAN Trust opinion on Brexit

It’s been five days since the result of the EU Referendum that took place last week, yet the effects are still being felt. The country is in disarray. The results were close with 51.9% voting to leave the EU and 48.1% voting to remain, showing that the country is heavily polarised. Following the results, on Friday …

Uniting against hate

On Sunday, the worst mass shooting in modern America history took place at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida when 50 innocent people were killed by a man driven by nothing but hate. The Internet has been overflowing with articles about the gunman, mainly about his religious identity even though he showed no signs of religious fanaticism and …

The challenge of institutional racism

Over a fortnight ago, an article was published in the Evening Standard titled ‘Nearly half of black and ethnic minority Londoners have faced racist abuse.’ If this statistic surprised anyone, it shouldn’t have. Yes, we have made progress in the fight against racism. Last month, Londoners voted to have a Mayor who is a practising Muslim …

Meet NoorJahan!

“I want to learn something -I want to get out of my home. Every type of people are here, every culture, every religion, you come to know everything.” Once a month, JAN Trust will be featuring one of the many women who utilise our training, services and projects on our blog. This week we introduce …

Yes we Khan tackle women’s issues!

Last week, Sadiq Khan, former MP for Tooting, won the London mayoral election with a landslide victory, and was congratulated, and welcomed into his new role by women’s groups who stated that they looked forward to working with the man who described himself during his campaign as a “proud feminist.” But what will Khan’s win really mean …