Posts Tagged: BAMER

Grenfell Tower: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Response

Grenfell Tower: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Response

The aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy is full of contradictions.   Behind a charade of solidarity, national and local government have continuously failed to deliver justice to victims. This blog explores the cognitive dissonance of the Grenfell Tower response and how we may be seeing the same things repeated in the aftermath of Covid-19.  …

In Memoriam: Rafaat Mughal OBE

In Memoriam: Rafaat Mughal OBE

Founder, matriarch, trailblazer, advocate. We are devastated to announce that Rafaat Mughal OBE, JAN Trust’s founder and a woman who educated, empowered, and encouraged women in her own right, passed away on Saturday 10th April 2021. During the course of her life, she was a matriarch, politician, teacher, and researcher, but we remember her most …

Is it time to find an alternative to the term BAME?

Is it time to find an alternative to the term BAME?

This blog discusses the origins of the term “Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME)”, the significance of BAME as an acronym, and its implications for ethnic minority groups in UK society. BAME is a term used in the UK to refer to Black, Asian, and minority ethnic people, reflecting a wide grouping of different races, …

How the pandemic has highlighted the importance of mental health

How the pandemic has highlighted the importance of mental health

The pandemic has prevented thousands of people from accessing mental health services.    The UK government introduced lockdown measures for the first time on the 23rd March 2020. The government advised that people remain inside, and only come out for essential shopping and one form of exercise, which meant that families must stay inside, until the …

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

Isolation at home has reportedly led to an epidemic of domestic abuse, yet the Government’s response fails to protect those survivors most vulnerable in society. Abuse in isolation Throughout the UK, a surge in the reported cases of domestic abuse has taken place during the past few months of isolation. Many have found themselves trapped …

Leicester sweatshops and the negligence of BAME lives

Exposing the atrocious working conditions in garment factories in Leicester shocked the nation, but this is no isolated incident: BAME labour is systemically exploited in the UK. Embed from Getty Images Leicester garment factories in the spotlight A report by Labour Behind the Label exposed garment factories in Leicester, primarily working for online fast fashion …

How do we stop marginalised communities being seen as the ‘other’?

How do we overcome divisions and perpetuated marginalisation? Marginalised communities (including, but not restricted to, BAMER communities) are often seen as the ‘other’. Individuals are seen as fundamentally separate from the mainstream or majority of society. Reasons for this vary, depending on the person involved. Some may find it emotionally difficult to think of themselves …

COVID-19 and the Privilege of Productivity

Remote work does not look the same for everyone. The ability to focus is tied to societal privilege on a larger scale. Embed from Getty Images Working from home – a blessing and a curse These past two months, many non-essential workers have had to adapt to working and studying from home to adhere to …