Posts Tagged: Home Office

Hope for the Hopeless: The Lasting Effects of Forced Marriage

Stripped of hope and choice the lasting impact of forced marriages shreds the mind and body of its victims, creating a gradient effect onto their offspring.  Embed from Getty Images Sexually transmitted diseases, violence (both physical and sexual), psychological torment, loss of freedom, and fear along with so many other disastrous effects encompass just some …

JAN Trust CEO Sajda Mughal OBE makes statement on independent Prevent review

JAN Trust CEO Sajda Mughal OBE makes statement on independent Prevent review

Yesterday, the government announced that the UK’s Prevent counter-extremism programme is to undergo an independent review. The review, to start within six months, was proposed by the House of Lords as an amendment to the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill. Our CEO Sajda Mughal OBE has been lobbying for this decision along with other organisations such as Amnesty International, …

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 …

7/7 Survivor and Charity CEO Calls for Urgent Independent Review of Prevent Strategy

Survivor of the 7/7 London terrorist attacks and CEO of leading women’s charity, JAN Trust, Sajda Mughal OBE is calling upon the Home Office to urgently commission an independent review to its counter-terrorism strategy, known as Prevent. Mughal was travelling to work on a Piccadilly line train when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb, killing 26 people and injuring more …

From community to community: the fight against FGM in the UK

October has been a month of discussions around Female Genital Mutilation after new statistics released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre highlighted the numbers of FGM reported cases in the UK. In fact, it has been researched that over 4,989 cases have been reported in England since last September 2014, 1,026 cases happened …