Posts Tagged: Women’s rights

From community to community: the fight against FGM in the UK

October has been a month of discussions around Female Genital Mutilation after new statistics released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre highlighted the numbers of FGM reported cases in the UK. In fact, it has been researched that over 4,989 cases have been reported in England since last September 2014, 1,026 cases happened …

Somalia Government to introduce anti FGM Law

It was with a great pleasure and surprise that few days ago we read about the announcement from the Somali Government to introduce a new law banning FGM in the country. Speaking at a conference in Mogadishu, Sahra Mohamed Ali Samatar, Ministry of Women Affairs, said: “time has come to eradicate this bad practice and …

JAN Trust shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards 2015

JAN Trust shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards 2015

JAN Trust is delighted to have been shortlisted for The National Diversity Award 2015 in the category ‘Community Organisation for Gender’. This prestigious honour celebrates the achievement of grass-root communities’ organisations in their work to tackle the issues in today’s society. The results will be announced during a black tie event held at the Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral …

The Government must act NOW, by Sabbir Malik

A number of grassroots organisations campaigning to eliminate violence against women and girls such as JAN Trust voiced concerns at the Government’s approach to criminalise forced marriages. JAN Trust is at the forefront of raising awareness and undertaking advocacy work to end the practice of forced marriage; they work with victims and are the only …

JAN Trust founder Rafaat Mughal awarded OBE

JAN Trust founder Rafaat Mughal awarded OBE

Our Founder, Rafaat Mughal, was awarded with her OBE at the Investiture held at Buckingham Palace for her work supporting disadvantaged women. She was given her award by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. She has worked tirelessly for over 25 years to support and assist these vulnerable women and we are immensely proud of her! …

Congratulations to our founder Rafaat Mughal on her OBE!

Congratulations to our founder Rafaat Mughal on her OBE!

Rafaat has spent her entire life dedicated to the cause of empowering and educating women from BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) and disadvantaged backgrounds. In 1989, after an already distinguished and varied career as a teacher, presenter, researcher and politician, Rafaat founded JAN Trust to provide education and support to grassroots disadvantaged women. …

JAN Trust wins prestigious Third Sector Excellence Award

JAN Trust wins prestigious Third Sector Excellence Award

JAN Trust was delighted to win the ‘small charity big achiever’ category at the prestigious Third Sector Awards for Excellence held at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Thursday 26th September, 2013. Known as the ‘Awards to win’, a nod from the Third Sector Excellence Awards is among the most prestigious accolades a charity …

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 …