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Remarkable Women of 2012

Among the many compelling stories of 2012 have been those of incredible women fighting for rights and opportunities—for themselves and their communities.This year Sajda Mughal, project director at JAN Trust, has been recognised for her work with women and youth from disadvantaged and marginalised communities winning the GG2 Leadership Award for spirit in the community …

British Asian Women at increased risk of self-harm

Britain is a multicultural society with nearly 6.4 million people being of ethnic minority communities. Mental health is an area of particular concern for the minority communities in this country. For years, the differences between black and minority ethnic groups (BME) and the white British population in the rates of mental illness have been the …

Inspiring Women in Enterprise

Inspiring Women in Enterprise

We are proud to announce that we have reached the shortlist stage of the RBS Inspiring Women in Enterprise fund. Now we need YOUR HELP by voting for our project and making sure we get the funds we need to continue our invaluable work with disadvantaged Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women. The BAME …

Islamophobic Hate Crimes in Britain

Through our work at JAN Trust we have dealt with many Muslim women over the twenty years who have suffered from Islamophobia. It has included verbal and physical abuse, their children being bullied and damage to their property. The portrayal of Muslims and Islam in wide parts of the media is likely to be a contributing factor. An increasing awareness …

JAN Trust Explores London…

It was a slightly chilly Halloween morning as the ladies along with their young children climbed into a bright green coach that looked perfectly placed amongst the leafy backdrop that makes up Alexandra Palace gardens.   Many of us have memories of walking around a museum in our stuffy school uniform while looking absent-mindly at …

Violence against Women and Cuts to Welfare

“Violence against women continues to persist as one of the most heinous, systematic and prevalent human rights abuses in the world. It is a threat to all women, and an obstacle to all our efforts for development, peace, and gender equality in all societies.” Ban Ki moon, United Nations Secretary General Around one in three women …

Inspiration from Malala

Inspiration from Malala

“I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education.” Thursday 11th October 2012 marked the first International Day of the Girl. There was no way a day like this could pass without mentioning 14 year old Malala. Two days prior Malala woke a generation to the inescapable …