Posts Tagged: London

Meet NoorJahan!

“I want to learn something -I want to get out of my home. Every type of people are here, every culture, every religion, you come to know everything.” Once a month, JAN Trust will be featuring one of the many women who utilise our training, services and projects on our blog. This week we introduce …

Yes we Khan tackle women’s issues!

Last week, Sadiq Khan, former MP for Tooting, won the London mayoral election with a landslide victory, and was congratulated, and welcomed into his new role by women’s groups who stated that they looked forward to working with the man who described himself during his campaign as a “proud feminist.” But what will Khan’s win really mean …

The threat is real: The rise of far-right extremism

A recent report titled ‘State of Hate’ published by advocacy organisation Hope not Hate revealed that far-right extremism is on the rise and urged the Government to address the changing nature of far-right organisations towards increased violence. Hope not Hate has conducted extensive research into far-right organisations such as Britain First and produced a pamphlet in 2014 …

Educating against extremism

New figures released by UK counter-terror police make the first official counts of British women and girls believed to be in the warzone and contribute to raising concerns amongst families and communities in the UK about extremism. According to these figures, 43 UK women and girls are believed to have fled to Syria in the …

7/7 – The Day that shook Britain

By Sajda Mughal OBE, survivor from the Piccadilly tube bombing and Director of JAN Trust. A decade has now nearly passed since 7th July 2005 when four bombs were detonated in rush hour on the tubes and a bus in central London killing 52 innocent civilians and injuring more than 700. The tragedy I went through …

Stop and Search in the UK

‘Stop and search’ is a police tactic used as a preventative measure for dealing with crime. Stop and search gives the police the power to stop individuals and search them if they believe the suspect to be holding any drugs, weapons, stolen property or something which could be used to commit a crime (eg a …

The effects of child poverty and social exclusion in the UK

It is well known that young people growing up in poorer families leave school with substantially lower levels of educational attainment. Such ‘achievement gaps’ are a major contributing factor towards patterns of social mobility. Compared to children from privileged backgrounds, disadvantaged young people are more likely to end up with fewer qualifications, higher unemployment and …

JAN Trust Explores London…

It was a slightly chilly Halloween morning as the ladies along with their young children climbed into a bright green coach that looked perfectly placed amongst the leafy backdrop that makes up Alexandra Palace gardens.   Many of us have memories of walking around a museum in our stuffy school uniform while looking absent-mindly at …