Posts Tagged: UK

My internship with JAN Trust

In the middle of June, I began my 6-week internship with at JAN Trust. With a role that was quite broad, I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I was excited to dive in and soak up any experience I could With a fresh English Literature degree in the bag, I was ready to …

Daesh Propaganda Fizzles but Threats Remain

There is no doubt that Daesh is crumbling in the Middle East. It’s lost vast swathes of territory along with many of its leaders and fighters. Clearly, great news for families in the Middle East, but there’s also a welcome knock-on effect for families protecting their loved ones here in the UK. Research shows that …

Burkini ban busted!

Nearly two weeks ago, mayors in about 30 French coastal resorts decided to impose a ban on the burkini (A burkini is a type of swimming costume that some Muslim women wear, which covers the arms, legs and hair). The ban prohibited women from wearing a burkini on public beaches or in the sea. If …

Kelvin Mackenzie and Islamophobia

Nearly two weeks ago, on Bastille Day, the city of Nice was attacked; 84 people were killed and 303 people injured. The killer was a divorced, father of three named Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel. Born in Tunisia, he later immigrated to France, settling in Nice, in 2005, where he worked as a delivery-truck driver. Four days after the …

Meet Jurgita!

“I really enjoy it. I would like to do something more with these new skills I have gained – maybe open my own business or get a job.” This month JAN Trust would like to introduce you to Jurgita. Read her profile below: Name: Jurgita Country of origin: Lithuania Ethnicity: Lithuanian Jurgita came to the UK nearly 10 …

The challenge of institutional racism

Over a fortnight ago, an article was published in the Evening Standard titled ‘Nearly half of black and ethnic minority Londoners have faced racist abuse.’ If this statistic surprised anyone, it shouldn’t have. Yes, we have made progress in the fight against racism. Last month, Londoners voted to have a Mayor who is a practising Muslim …