Posts Tagged: pandemic

Sajda Mughal: BAME-focused funding must continue to grow after the pandemic ends

Sajda Mughal: BAME-focused funding must continue to grow after the pandemic ends

Our CEO Sajda Mughal wrote in Third Sector about the obstacles confronting BAME-led organisations and increasing funding for organisations to truly tackle issues faced by BAME communities. Read more here or below: The charity sector at all levels is overwhelmingly white. This has incredibly negative repercussions for charities that work with BAME communities – even more …

A new year, more opportunities for progress

A new year, more opportunities for progress

It may be the end of another year, but our work must continue.  For many, the New Year marks new beginnings and major changes. In some ways, change can be beneficial, but there must also be consistency in other areas — our work is one of them. As COVID-19 leaves some groups more isolated than …

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 …

How the differential treatment of religious festivals in the pandemic response reflects the disadvantage in society

How the differential treatment of religious festivals in the pandemic response reflects the disadvantage in society

Contrasts in how religious festivals have been perceived in the COVID-19 response show us society’s entrenched hierarchy of religions. Most people will likely have come across reports in the news about various changes in lockdown measures in response to COVID-19 and debates about the timing of these changes. What some people may not have realised …

Another Way Forward – adapting to COVID-19

Another Way Forward – adapting to COVID-19

Another Way Forward is a counter-extremism programme whose unique approach  consists of empowering young girls against extremism. Ultimately, it contributes to vital social change against radicalisation. At JAN Trust we believe that young women and girls have the potential and willpower to create change. Our programme brings their passion and creativity to the surface to …

Millions of girls left at risk of FGM during Covid-19

Millions of girls left at risk of FGM during Covid-19

The United Nations Population Fund fears an additional 2 million cases of FGM over the next decade as a direct result of Covid-19. Covid-19 has devastated global efforts to end gender-based violence around the world, triggering and exacerbating the risk of Forced Genital Mutilation (FGM) for girls globally. This is a period defined by the …

Covid-19 and the mental health crisis: Was this inevitable?

Covid-19 and the mental health crisis: Was this inevitable?

The UK government’s action – or lack of – has undeniably exacerbated the mental health crisis. This mental health crisis will not be rendered invisible any longer.  Covid-19 has devastated our mental health. Feelings of uncertainty, isolation, fear, anxiety, and loneliness heightened as the UK headed into a second national lockdown in early November. As …

COVID 19 – Scapegoating Minorities

COVID 19 – Scapegoating Minorities

Sensationalist media contribute to creating social tensions during the pandemic   COVID-19 has brought to light the major inequalities that exist within our society, in particular the disproportionate effect on BAME communities. The media and government have been responsible for creating scapegoats out of minorities in the rise of cases through baseless allegations. The UK …

A Pandemic of Loneliness

A Pandemic of Loneliness

How the capital is facing a new impact of Coronavirus as a result of the previous lockdown and in the light of new quarantine restrictions. Since the beginning of the UK’s experience with the Covid-19 pandemic, the term ‘BAME’ has been widely mentioned amongst the many impacts on jobs, mental health and the environment reported …