Posts Tagged: Discrimination

One JAN Trust employee’s experience of Islamophobic hate speech

One of our employees was subject to anti-Islamic rhetoric whilst carrying out off-site research outside Westfield shopping centre in Stratford in March. Her story illustrates how normalised and ubiquitous anti-Islamic sentiment is and how much work still needs to be done to tackle Islamophobia in this country. Earlier this year, I was working on an …

Shroud Of Dishonour – What really happens behind the curtains?

Two prominent social and cultural patriarchal constructs play a role in all aspects of a woman’s life in the South Asian (SA) community; they are izzat (honour) and sharam (shame). Izzat and sharam are both factors that impede the assessment of child sex abuse, domestic violence and honour killings. These were and still are widespread issues swarming the community. Embed …

The UK’s violent crime epidemic hits BAME communities hardest

The rates of violent crime in UK are on the rise, with knife crime rising by 20%, gun crime rising by 21% and London’s murder rate overtaking New York’s. However, it is marginalised members of BAME communities who are most at risk of being both victims and suspected of this violence. It is vital that these marginalised communities are made aware …

New generation, same old hatred?

Recent figures have revealed that within and around educational facilities such as colleges and schools, hate crime has risen by 62% in the last year. There have even been reports of primary children as young as six committing racially and religiously motivated hate crimes. As the current political climate continues to infect our young people with bigotry and hatred, …

The Media STILL fails to report on far-right terrorism adequately

The language the mainstream media have used to frame the actions, arrest and trial of terrorist Darren Osborne has not gone far enough to adequately represent the severity of the danger of far-right terrorism. Until the media linguistically frames far-right extremism with the same conviction they are able to with Islamic extremism, society will be …

Domestic Violence: “Why does she not just leave him?”

Have you ever wondered “why doesn’t she leave him?” Domestic violence is indiscriminate and can affect anyone of any race and class. The Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) states 1.2 million women aged 15-59 have experienced domestic violence in the year ending of March 2017, as well as 713,000 men in that same …

Meghan Markle, the Media and the Monarchy

Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first official visit this month to Nottingham, we at JAN Trust wanted to congratulate the happy couple on their engagement. Furthermore, we have been considering the treatment of Markle by the British media since her and Price Harry’s relationship became public knowledge. It has been hard to escape the …

Implicit Bias: The insidious nature of discrimination

66% of the British population, who have taken the Harvard Implicit Association Test (IAT), were found to have an underlying preference towards white people. What is implicit bias and how can it be combatted? For the most part, people do not like to think that they judge or stereotype other social groups based on signifiers …

An Inhuman Attack: The Crisis of Rohingya Women

The Rohingya Muslims are a minority community within Myanmar who have long been persecuted through the denial of citizenship and basic human rights. In recent months, Myanmar’s military have increased the intensity of their ‘clearance operations’, resulting in hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fleeing their homes. Although all those who have fled are seriously affected, this …

JAN Trust speaks out on hijab questioning

JAN Trust speaks out on hijab questioning

7/7 survivor Sajda Mughal has spoken out on BBC News about the ‘discriminatory’ plans for Ofsted to question young girls who wear the hijab. Campaigners, including JAN Trust’s CEO Sajda Mughal OBE, have condemned the Ofsted decision to ask girls in primary schools why they wear the headscarf. Read more here.