Posts Tagged: Feminism

Do not let Trump’s policy become the norm

The US president will travel to the UK on Friday, the 13th of July. Despite concerns about Donald Trump’s controversial policies, the state visit will go ahead as planned. Trump is due to meet Theresa May and the Queen. He will also visit Scotland. Huge protests have been organised for London, Glasgow and Edinburgh.  Embed …

Why is there a culture of shame when it comes to speaking out about harassment?

Countless women have come forward in the last few weeks accusing the Hollywood producer star, Harvey Weinstein, of sexual assault and rape; Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow being amongst them. The Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has claimed that these kinds of sexual harassment stories in the Hollywood industry are in fact “endemic” and that Weinstein is simply “the top …

Happy United Nations Day! JAN Trust Celebrates Over 70 years Of Global Support Of Women And Girls

To commemorate this day we’ve compiled some of the UN’s work in supporting women and girls this year. The United Nations has supported the rights of women since its founding charter.  Among its purposes it pledged to, “Achieve international co-operation…in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, …

Muslim women we need to know in 2017

Lina Khalifeh – SheFighter The first female self-defence studio, called SheFighter, was set up in the in Jordan back in 2012 but has gained a lot of attention in the last year. The group helps to empower women to protect themselves and has proven to be a huge success. Khalifeh has a background in Taekwondo …

The Muslim women we need to know

In July, the JAN Trust team came across an article about the oldest library in the world recently restored by the Canadian-Moroccan architect, Aziza Chaouni. What amazed us about the library (apart from its incredible beauty and architecture), was that it was founded by a Muslim woman. The library, located in the University of Al Qarawiyyin in …

Meet NoorJahan!

“I want to learn something -I want to get out of my home. Every type of people are here, every culture, every religion, you come to know everything.” Once a month, JAN Trust will be featuring one of the many women who utilise our training, services and projects on our blog. This week we introduce …

Rape: The Silent Shame of the 21st century

Rape: The Silent Shame of the 21st century

The trial of five men charged with the gang rape and murder of a medical student in India has got under way this week. The gang rape of the 23-year-old woman and the beating of her male friend on a moving bus in New Delhi have produced global debates about women’s rights and the subject of rape and sexual …

Remarkable Women of 2012

Among the many compelling stories of 2012 have been those of incredible women fighting for rights and opportunities—for themselves and their communities.This year Sajda Mughal, project director at JAN Trust, has been recognised for her work with women and youth from disadvantaged and marginalised communities winning the GG2 Leadership Award for spirit in the community …

Violence against Women and Cuts to Welfare

“Violence against women continues to persist as one of the most heinous, systematic and prevalent human rights abuses in the world. It is a threat to all women, and an obstacle to all our efforts for development, peace, and gender equality in all societies.” Ban Ki moon, United Nations Secretary General Around one in three women …