Posts Tagged: Women’s rights

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 …

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 …