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Online Hate and the See It Report It initiative

The recent tragic burning alive of 26 year old Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasesbeh sent shockwaves around the globe.  The video, released by ISIS on the 3rd of February 2015, depicts one of the terrorist group’s most barbaric and heinous crimes yet and is a further example of the group’s warped ideology.  Our thoughts are with Muath’s …

JAN Trust Director awarded OBE!

JAN Trust Director awarded OBE!

Congratulations to our Director, Sajda Mughal, on being recognised with an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2015! Ms Mughal came on board to the charity following her experience of suffering terrorism in the 7th July 2005 London bombings where she narrowly escaped being seriously injured or killed. Since then, she has worked tirelessly …

The Government must act NOW, by Sabbir Malik

A number of grassroots organisations campaigning to eliminate violence against women and girls such as JAN Trust voiced concerns at the Government’s approach to criminalise forced marriages. JAN Trust is at the forefront of raising awareness and undertaking advocacy work to end the practice of forced marriage; they work with victims and are the only …

Forced Marriage Survey and the Law

Forced Marriage Survey and the Law

We conducted a survey in a bustling high street in central London on the 7th July to gauge public opinion on forced marriages and the new law criminalising forced marriages via the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act 2014. 85% of participants had an idea of what a forced marriage was and what it entails. This …

Strength in unity

Helen Keller once said, ‘alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.’  Indeed, to make the greatest possible difference in society, organisations must ensure that they are collaborating, not just through formal agreements, but in everyday life and practice.  It makes perfect sense, as in all aspects of a market economy, …

New forced marriage legislation is not the answer

Forcing someone to marry is now illegal in England and Wales leaving perpetrators who coerce victims into marriage facing up to 7 years in prison.  Although David Cameron argues that ‘forced marriage is abhorrent and little more than slavery… to force anyone into marriage against their will is simply wrong and that is why we …

Women torture victims detained in the UK

Attitudes towards asylum seekers and refugees have long been hardening across the UK and Europe more widely.  In a climate of financial insecurity and social unrest, anti-immigration parties have been gaining popular support which has stiffened the resolve of mainstream politicians to tough talk on immigration.  Yet, lost behind alarmist posters telling voters 26 million foreigners want …

Police Response To Domestic Abuse Cases

Late last month the HMIC released a report surrounding the issue of domestic violence and the ways in which police forces within the UK deal with such abuse cases.  The results of the report were shocking, revealing that ‘35 of 43 forces in England and Wales were providing a substandard service’ to women who dial …

Women and Mental Health Services

Mental health refers to our psychological state and it affects the way we think, feel and behave – it is therefore extremely valuable.  Our mental health is always changing and there are times when we all can feel down or anxious however, for others, these feelings can last much longer and develop into an even …