Posts Tagged: Politics

How do we stop marginalised communities being seen as the ‘other’?

How do we overcome divisions and perpetuated marginalisation? Marginalised communities (including, but not restricted to, BAMER communities) are often seen as the ‘other’. Individuals are seen as fundamentally separate from the mainstream or majority of society. Reasons for this vary, depending on the person involved. Some may find it emotionally difficult to think of themselves …

End of compassion in immigration policy

 The new immigration bill, ending free movement within the EU, may be intended create a ‘high-skill’ economy, but comes at a high cost for the British society. Embed from Getty Images On Monday 18th of May, the House of Commons accepted the proposed new immigration bill by 351 votes to 252. Such a development is …

Britain’s Black Lives Matter

Is the UK racist like the US? Some might say Yes. This does not mean every individual white Brit hates black people – however, it does mean that our institutions, from the education system to criminal justice, uphold some level of white supremacy that puts BIPOC communities at a disadvantage and privileges whiteness.   The …

How Individual Governments’ Handling of COVID-19 has Led to a Spike in Hate Crimes and Speech.

Now, more than ever the residents of every country are giving their trust up to their government and looking to them for guidance and answers. However, these uncertain times also allow governments to target marginalised communities as scapegoats. This discriminatory agenda spreads a virus all of its own amongst an already vulnerable group that must …

Mental Health Awareness Week: Kindness

Why we should focus on kindness beyond this week. Embed from Getty Images The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is kindness. Kindness is a concept that everyone knows, but it is often hard to remember to be kind and why it is important to do so. This has been particularly important during the …

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 …

Domestic violence and abuse against women

Embed from Getty Images 241 women were killed by their partners or ex-partners between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2017 in England and Wales. This means that around 2 women are killed every week, although studies maintain that there are probably many more women killed by their partners than the data shows. Even though …