Posts Tagged: gender equality

FGM: mutilating the lives of girls

FGM: mutilating the lives of girls

It’s hard to deny that COVID has changed the world. Upon the onset of the pandemic, our world completely flipped, and many of us were happy that we no longer had to wake up early to head to school or work. However, the disruption of education has had negative consequences for many young girls around …

Period Poverty: It’s Not Over Yet

Thousands of children across the UK miss school, avoid social situations, or are unable to leave the house at all when they can’t afford period products. Meanwhile, with homelessness on the rise, those below the poverty line are being denied the dignity of proper sanitary products. Embed from Getty Images As anyone who has had …

Why is feminism essential?

Although there is still much progress to be made in British society concerning women’s rights, it’s easy to be blinkered to the fact that around the globe, Feminism is manifested differently in different cultures. In Argentina, it’s reproductive rights, with 500,000 illegal abortions carried out every year and women pushing for a bill to be pushed …

A call to break away from forced marriage

“I will not be a victim for my parents’ honour and reputation. I will not live in shame. I am now free.” The right to choose who you marry, when you marry and if you marry is a fundamental human right which needs to be safeguarded under all circumstances. Forcing someone to marry is illegal in …

Meet Sarla!

“Before I had no confidence to write English but now I write WhatsApp [messages] and I’m trying to use the computer as well.” This month JAN Trust would like to introduce you to Sarla. Read her profile below: Name: Sarla Country of origin: India Ethnicity: Indian Sarla arrived in the UK in 1975 with her father-in-law from Gujrat, …

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 …