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JAN Trust founder Rafaat Mughal awarded OBE

JAN Trust founder Rafaat Mughal awarded OBE

Our Founder, Rafaat Mughal, was awarded with her OBE at the Investiture held at Buckingham Palace for her work supporting disadvantaged women. She was given her award by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. She has worked tirelessly for over 25 years to support and assist these vulnerable women and we are immensely proud of her! …

Women, Islam and Support Services

During the past few weeks I have heard some shocking stories about a few women from the Muslim community who are encountering different forms of domestic, violent and sexual abuse.  When I have told those in touch with these women to encourage them to seek advice and help from non-profit organisations and also the police …

Congratulations to our founder Rafaat Mughal on her OBE!

Congratulations to our founder Rafaat Mughal on her OBE!

Rafaat has spent her entire life dedicated to the cause of empowering and educating women from BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) and disadvantaged backgrounds. In 1989, after an already distinguished and varied career as a teacher, presenter, researcher and politician, Rafaat founded JAN Trust to provide education and support to grassroots disadvantaged women. …

We do not have to be a monolith to get along

The idea that we as human beings must reject our differences and solely focus on that which makes us similar is one that is becoming increasingly common today. Although it may sound like a very nice idea and good in theory, it carries many underlying problems. When we tell a person that they should not …

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 …