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Gender Segregation

The issue of gender segregation has risen again recently in the media following Universities UK’s report allowing separate seating for men and women in universities under specific conditions.  There has been mass outcry at this decision and many people in the media have labelled the act of keeping men and women separate discriminatory, sexist and …

Me & My Hijaab Coffee Mornings

On the last Sunday morning of every month in a cosy setting in Lewisham, South London; you will find a group of women happily chatting away about anything and everything from interesting news segments to TOWIE while enjoying their morning coffees, teas and full English breakfasts.  These group of women, from various different backgrounds and …

Crowd Funding Page

We over here at the JAN Trust are launching an online fundraising campaign in order raise money for our Against Forced Marriages project.  Forced marriages affect some of the most vulnerable people in the UK from very marginalised and non-mainstream communities, and often these individuals find it very difficult to seek help. Statistics from the Forced Marriage …

Victim Blaming

Blaming the victim is a practice that is exhibited within society as a means of justifying racism, sexism and other forms of social injustices.  Victim blaming has today become more noticeable in crimes of a sexual nature such as rape and assault, particularly when the victims of these crimes are adult women.  It has been …

JAN Trust wins prestigious Third Sector Excellence Award

JAN Trust wins prestigious Third Sector Excellence Award

JAN Trust was delighted to win the ‘small charity big achiever’ category at the prestigious Third Sector Awards for Excellence held at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Thursday 26th September, 2013. Known as the ‘Awards to win’, a nod from the Third Sector Excellence Awards is among the most prestigious accolades a charity …

Stop and Search in the UK

‘Stop and search’ is a police tactic used as a preventative measure for dealing with crime. Stop and search gives the police the power to stop individuals and search them if they believe the suspect to be holding any drugs, weapons, stolen property or something which could be used to commit a crime (eg a …

The effects of child poverty and social exclusion in the UK

It is well known that young people growing up in poorer families leave school with substantially lower levels of educational attainment. Such ‘achievement gaps’ are a major contributing factor towards patterns of social mobility. Compared to children from privileged backgrounds, disadvantaged young people are more likely to end up with fewer qualifications, higher unemployment and …