Posts Tagged: human rights

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 …

JAN Trust’s view: What has the Queen’s Speech told us about new counter-terrorism measures?

In the final days of the election campaign, Theresa May announced “enough is enough” – terrorism was not to be left unchallenged.  She revealed a readiness to weaken human rights laws if they “get in the way” of apprehending terror suspects. Last Tuesday, the Queen’s Speech detailed the Government’s plans for tackling terrorism. Queen Elizabeth II revealed that a …

Nazir Afzal OBE, Patron of JAN Trust

Nazir Afzal OBE, Patron of JAN Trust

JAN Trust is delighted to announce that Nazir Afzal OBE has become our Patron. Nazir Afzal has had an extensive and distinguished career in the Crown Prosecution Service. He was Britain’s most senior lawyer within the Crown Prosecution Service and made history as the first Muslim to be appointed to such a position. Throughout his …

Why Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is terrifying

On Friday 27th January 2017, President Trump signed an executive order which bans the citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from applying for a visa to enter the United States. The seven countries are: Syria, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. The worldwide reaction to this unprecedented policy has been shock and disbelief. Online, the hashtag …

The refugee crisis facing Europe

We have all heard of the refugee crisis facing Europe. More than a million refugees have crossed into Europe mainly hailing from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, escaping war and poverty. These women, men and children have risked their lives whether it be crossing the Aegean Sea by boat or hiding inside trucks in Calais for a better …