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Building Solidarity, Hope and Resistance When the Sky is Falling February 3rd 2017
The past year has felt devastating for many of us fighting for a more equal, just and progressive future. The rise of Trump and Brexit have seen mainstream parties embrace the divisive politics of the far-right. Latent racism, Islamophobia and prejudice have, of course, been endemic in our societies for a long time. But the hostility....
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The Enemy Within? France’s Muslim Problem August 1st 2016
9/11 shook America, 7/7 shook Britain and the past year and a half has shaken France. The Charlie Hebdo shooting, the Paris attacks, the Nice atrocity and most recently the tragic killing of a priest in Normandy. And just as Bush & Blair used 9/11 & the ensuing climate of fear to rationalise their misguided War on Terror, Fra....
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What’s on Europe’s Mind? July 11th 2016
A month ago, after a leave campaign which focused on immigration, identity and 'taking back control' Britain voted to leave the EU. For many in the UK, the last month has felt devastating. For migrants and BME citizens, the last month has felt chilling. Reports of xenophobic and racist hate crime have soared since the EU referendum,....
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Orlando shooting shows us minorities must unite against oppression June 13th 2016
I woke up uncharacteristically early on Sunday morning; my sleep pattern broken from my 2am sehri, and my ears still alert to the irritating beep of the BBC News Update. Like many others around the world, I quickly became aware of the tragic Orlando shootings. My heart sank. Another mass shooting in the US, another attack in Orland....
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Work with Jawaab March 5th 2016
Jawaab has ambitious plans to expand the reach of our work over the next 12 months, involving more young people in our programmes and campaigns. We are excited to announce that we are recruiting a new part time (0.2 FTE) team member to support these developments - a Project Support Officer. Please read on for more information o....
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Jawaab’s Youth Leadership Programme October 27th 2015
Are you over 16? Do you want to try something different, meet new people and learn skills for life? Jawaab knows that young people already have the energy, motivation and ideas to drive vital change. On this new leadership programme, you’ll learn how to use social media, film, photography and digital campaigns as the platforms t....
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Statement on Prevent at ODIHR conference September 30th 2015
Europe’s largest annual human rights conference, organised by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), takes place in Warsaw from 21 September to 2 October 2015. Jawaab presented a statement around the issue of Islamophobia and how we can move forward in tackling this. As part of Jawaab’s work we ....
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Extremism isn’t the only struggle of our generation July 22nd 2015
David Cameron’s speech in Birmingham, in which he announced his plans on how to tackle extremism, motivates me to bring some aspects of the work that I have been doing with young Muslims for the last eight years into the equation. It is important to understand the real challenges facing this generation. The minority of Muslims, ....
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Recruitment: Advisory Board March 13th 2015
Jawaab are currently looking for individuals to join its Advisory Board The Advisory Board is made up of professionals from the fields of racism, peace and reconciliation and human rights who can offer their expert knowledge when necessary and help to promote the aims and organisational values of Jawaab to new audiences. The ro....
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The Spectator apologises March 12th 2015
Rizwan Hussain: an apology In his 7 March article (‘Jihadi John, the crazies at Cage and the fools who fund them’), Rod Liddle wrongly identified the founder of the organisation Jawaab, Rizwan Hussain, as being the former head of the Global Aid Trust, which had been exposed by a TV programme as ‘a nest of extremist Islamists....
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A Muslim Terrorist November 23rd 2014
Welcome to our new website. We bring you not only our fresh new website, but also the launch of our new campaign #IslamNoPhobia. Jawaab feels that young people’s identity is being lost to anti-Muslim hate speech on social media platforms. Also in everyday face to face situations such as in schools, work and in public. Anti-....
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Happy Birthday Jawaab! November 11th 2014
It's Jawaab's 3rd Birthday! 11.11.11 saw the launch of Jawaab in an underground cafe in North London. We can't believe that today marks our 3rd anniversy. The time has flown by and throughout the years we have been busy working on our British Pakistani Voices and 12 Cities Network campaigns. Jawaab wants to take this opportuni....
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Remembering Srebrenica September 5th 2014
As part of Remembering Srebrenica, a group of community activists and leaders were taken to Bosnia to learn of the genocide and the consequences of the war from 1992-1995. The visitation highlights what hatred, dehumanisation of the 'other', in this case Muslim Bosniaks leads to - death, destruction and denial. Learning about this at....
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Interfaith Kosovo Conference May 25th 2013
Our trip to Peja, Kosovo as part of the Interfaith Kosovo Conference was a delight. Noori Bibi chaired a a panel discussion, whilst Rizwan Hussain spoke on the subject of new age media and its current role in interfaith and grassroots dialogue. Rizwan spoke about the anti-Islamophobia Jawaab and Soul of Europe project, they have been....
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