Posts Tagged: human rights

International Women’s Day 2021: Choose to Challenge

International Women’s Day 2021: Choose to Challenge

This year’s International Women’s Day theme, #ChoosetoChallenge, reflects the current state of affairs with women having been put at strain throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. It highlights the efforts made by women and girls into shaping a more equalitarian future and recovering from the effects of the pandemic. The theme highlights a change in mindset, with …

The UK has recently called for action on the Chinese government after tightening its regulations on Uighur-picked cotton: are we witnessing a genocide?

The UK has recently called for action on the Chinese government after tightening its regulations on Uighur-picked cotton: are we witnessing a genocide?

Accounts of torture and sexual violence in ‘re-education camps’ have multiplied, showing an effort to erase the Uighur ethnic minority. The UK, US and Australia have called for action following restrictions on Uighur picked cotton by the UK. Uighur persecution The Uighurs, a Sunni Muslim ethnic minority (one of 55 officially recognised by the government) …

Failure of the British Government to respond to the growing demand for school lunches is leaving children hungry

Failure of the British Government to respond to the growing demand for school lunches is leaving children hungry

Recent pictures surfacing on social media of frugal government-funded meals arose outrage notably with footballer Marcus Rashford. This poses a greater question of whether the government has made food scarcity a priority, especially after a rise in school lunch demand due to the impacts of the pandemic, such as a rise in unemployment and a …

Gender Differences in Radicalisation

In 2014 when ISIS declared its caliphate thousands of women around the world migrated to join debunking the myth that woman did not participate in violent extremism. In fact figures show that with the proclamation of the Caliphate, the number of female departees from EU member states increased significantly for example in Germany the percentage …

The effect of Brexit on women in the UK

Brexit is on everyone’s lips, but are women’s rights being forgotten? Embed from Getty Images The uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations is increasingly worrying to those most vulnerable to its effects. For us at JAN Trust, our concern is for the safety and protection of BAME women. While politicians talk strategy, economics, and sovereignty, are the …

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 …

Recent UK terrorist attacks spark hate crime

The recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London have sparked more than the coming together of communities. They have also led to an increase in hate crime, and specifically Islamophobic hate crimes. After the Manchester attack on the 22nd of May, social media was flooded with messages of hope and community, many under the hashtag …