Posts Tagged: Education

Traumas of Forced Marriage

‘Muslim model, 24, is found hanged after fearing she was going to be forced into arranged marriage by her parents’  ‘The Hasidic woman … [who] killed herself suffered years of depression following her forced marriage to a first cousin’ These are just a few of the headlines from the media last month. The message is …

Closing the borders is not the answer

The tragic attacks in Paris which killed 130 people have shocked and deeply saddened people around the world, millions of people on different social media platforms showed their support for the victims of the attack through changing their profile pictures or posting a picture of a peace sign combined with the Eiffel Tower. However, many …

Educating against extremism

New figures released by UK counter-terror police make the first official counts of British women and girls believed to be in the warzone and contribute to raising concerns amongst families and communities in the UK about extremism. According to these figures, 43 UK women and girls are believed to have fled to Syria in the …

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 …

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. …

Free activities for Haringey youth over the summer!

Free activities for Haringey youth over the summer!

JAN Trust (www.jantrust.org) is offering free activities over the summer holidays for Haringey based Black, Asian and minority ethnic youth aged 11+. Activities include supplementary English and Maths classes along with social activities such as free trips to places of interest. To register your interest please phone us on 020 8889 9433.

Hornsey School for Girls Action Day

On Friday 28th June we again visited the Hornsey School for Girls; we were invited to support the launch of their Early & Forced Marriage Launch Event, organised by Year 10 students as part of their GCSE coursework. We had worked with the students before; we delivered our outreach workshops when they were starting their …

Diabetes and South Asians

“People with South Asian roots are up to six times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to their white European counterparts.” This is a widely cited statistic when discussing health inequalities amongst BAMER communities in the UK. It is an alarming figure: and many studies have been looking into why this is 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 …