Posts Tagged: London

Environmental racism – What is it and why should we care?

Environmental racism – What is it and why should we care?

The climate crisis threatens everyone’s right to a safe and clean environment, but people from BAME communities are already suffering from pollution disproportionately.   What is environmental injustice? Alike many other discriminatory policies implemented by governments, environmental policies reflect existing power structures and entrench inequity in society. In the words of Mustafa Ali, former head …

Gentrification as a driving force for social injustice

Gentrification as a driving force for social injustice

The transformation of low-income neighbourhoods to trendy, more upmarket versions of their past selves often comes at an unfair cost for the communities who have resided there for decades.   What is gentrification? Gentrification can be defined as the transformation of an area to a middle-class neighbourhood leading to displacement of the original predominantly working-class …

Social equity and access to public green space in London: What are the implications for our most marginalised communities?

Social equity and access to public green space in London: What are the implications for our most marginalised communities?

The Covid-19 pandemic has further exposed the inequitable access to public green space and parks for London’s population. Mayor Sadiq Khan has made green space a priority for the city, which has seen London become the world’s first National Park City, with the aim of making the city greener, healthier and wilder.  Access to green space …

Sajda on Times Radio

Sajda on Times Radio

Our CEO Sajda spoke with Kait Borsley on Times Radio in an intimate conversation about her experience on the 7th July 2005. She spoke about the pioneering Web Guardians™ she developed then and how the government needs to do more as we have faced numerous attacks even with the Prevent strategy in place.

The power of language as a tool in excluding others

The power of language as a tool in excluding others

In this blog post we’ll be breaking down the language associated with BAME individuals in the public media, the influence this has on how we think and refer to others who we may perceive to be different from ourselves. Language is the core of our society and civilisation. Did you know that language first developed ...

‘I’m a Londoner – I survived 7/7 and now fight extremism’  – Sajda Mughal’s interview with the Evening Standard

‘I’m a Londoner – I survived 7/7 and now fight extremism’ – Sajda Mughal’s interview with the Evening Standard

JAN Trust CEO Sajda Mughal spoke to the Evening Standard for the I’m a Londoner series, about surviving 7/7 and how the experience led her to the work she does today – tackling extremism through families, women and mothers. The I’m a Londoner series is a weekly series from the Evening Standard following important London …