Posts Tagged: VAWG

30 Years in the Community: Building a Relationship

JAN Trust has been around since 1989 and that means we’ve been able to build trust with local women, allowing us to tackle some of the most difficult and sensitive issues in society. 30 years ago, our founder Rafaat Mughal OBE recognised a need for a service to help marginalised women. Local women had been …

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 …

30 years of JAN Trust – What’s Changed?

This year we celebrate our 30th Anniversary and thought this would be a perfect opportunity on how our work has developed over the past 30 years. The vision that resulted in the birth of JAN Trust almost 30 years ago is one still widely shared by the charity today; to encourage, educate and empower women, …

BAME charities at risk of closure

BAME charities at risk of closure

Lack of funding places BAME charities like JAN Trust at risk, says CEO Sajda Mughal  “we risk ignoring women who are so very desperately in need of incredibly specialised support” CEO Sajda Mughal speaks out as half of BAME services are shut down, placing users of JAN Trust and other charities at risk. Read what …

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 …

Where are the safe spaces for women in our society?

The Warwick University ‘rape chat’ scandal reveals a society where sexual violence and hate speech festers in the shadows, and safe spaces for women are non-existent. Embed from Getty Images Universities are often held to be cultural centres of knowledge and self-expression, where people are free to learn, and the best and brightest come together …

Misogyny to be considered a hate crime – what is your opinion?

Misogyny could start being considered a hate crime, as authorities have announced a wide-raging review of the current legislation on this topic. If you did not already know, hate crimes are acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are, and they are penalised under British law. In 2017-2018, there were 94,098 hate crimes recorded by the …