Posts Tagged: Women

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 …

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 …

Rape: The Silent Shame of the 21st century

Rape: The Silent Shame of the 21st century

The trial of five men charged with the gang rape and murder of a medical student in India has got under way this week. The gang rape of the 23-year-old woman and the beating of her male friend on a moving bus in New Delhi have produced global debates about women’s rights and the subject of rape and sexual …

Remarkable Women of 2012

Among the many compelling stories of 2012 have been those of incredible women fighting for rights and opportunities—for themselves and their communities.This year Sajda Mughal, project director at JAN Trust, has been recognised for her work with women and youth from disadvantaged and marginalised communities winning the GG2 Leadership Award for spirit in the community …

British Asian Women at increased risk of self-harm

Britain is a multicultural society with nearly 6.4 million people being of ethnic minority communities. Mental health is an area of particular concern for the minority communities in this country. For years, the differences between black and minority ethnic groups (BME) and the white British population in the rates of mental illness have been the …

Inspiring Women in Enterprise

Inspiring Women in Enterprise

We are proud to announce that we have reached the shortlist stage of the RBS Inspiring Women in Enterprise fund. Now we need YOUR HELP by voting for our project and making sure we get the funds we need to continue our invaluable work with disadvantaged Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women. The BAME …

Violence against Women and Cuts to Welfare

“Violence against women continues to persist as one of the most heinous, systematic and prevalent human rights abuses in the world. It is a threat to all women, and an obstacle to all our efforts for development, peace, and gender equality in all societies.” Ban Ki moon, United Nations Secretary General Around one in three women …

Inspiration from Malala

Inspiration from Malala

“I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education.” Thursday 11th October 2012 marked the first International Day of the Girl. There was no way a day like this could pass without mentioning 14 year old Malala. Two days prior Malala woke a generation to the inescapable …