Posts Tagged: Sexual Violence

Are Women’s Voices Heard?

Two women every single week are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales. Women are approximately twice as likely to experience domestic abuse than men, but it is women’s voices that seem to be ignored in media coverage of cases. Furthermore, many feel that the systems in place for protecting women …

International Women’s Day: A day for all women

International Women’s Day: A day for all women

We at JAN Trust have been celebrating International Women’s Day for thirty years this year. Every year we look forward to it not only as a chance to celebrate women and their achievements, but as an opportunity to reflect on society, feminism and the work that we do here. Each International Women’s Day comes with …

Shroud Of Dishonour – What really happens behind the curtains?

Two prominent social and cultural patriarchal constructs play a role in all aspects of a woman’s life in the South Asian (SA) community; they are izzat (honour) and sharam (shame). Izzat and sharam are both factors that impede the assessment of child sex abuse, domestic violence and honour killings. These were and still are widespread issues swarming the community. Embed …

JAN Trust’s vital work

The summer period is always a time for evaluation at JAN Trust. It is indeed at this time of the year that we look back to our successful programmes and, at the same time, we plan new activities for the incoming season, always driven by our strong passion to empower disadvantaged and marginalised women in …

Victim Blaming

Blaming the victim is a practice that is exhibited within society as a means of justifying racism, sexism and other forms of social injustices.  Victim blaming has today become more noticeable in crimes of a sexual nature such as rape and assault, particularly when the victims of these crimes are adult women.  It has been …

Child Grooming

On Tuesday 14th May, after a three and a half month trial, seven men from Oxford were convicted at the Old Bailey for a total of 43 charges relating to at least six victims aged 11-12. Whilst this is one of the largest child grooming exploitation rings to have been exposed in recent years, it is …

Sexual violence in India: Is Bollywood to blame?

The world of Bollywood in India is extremely influential; hundreds of films are produced by Bollywood every year and over the course of its history it has inspired generations of film fans and filled countless young people with dreams. On the 16th December last year, a twenty-three year old woman, who was later identified as Jyoti …