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June 14, 2016

Event Transcript: “Voices of Hope: Empowering Women and Girls in Afghanistan”

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Posted in Event Transcript, Middle East, Women's Rights
May 19, 2016

Event: ‘Voices of Hope: Empowering Women and Girls in Afghanistan’

TIME: 16:00 – 17:00, Thursday 19th May 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 20, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Host: Nus Ghani MP
SPEAKERS: Razia Jan, Founder of Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation, Shoshana Stewart, CEO of Turquoise Mountain Foundation, Natalie Gonnella-Platts, Manager for the First Ladies …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events, Women's Rights

Event summary: ‘Voices of Hope: Empowering Women and Girls in Afghanistan’

by Ruta Valaityte 
On the 19th of May the Henry Jackson Society together with the MP Nus Ghani had the honour to host an event dedicated to empowerment and support of Afghani women.
The event gathered an impressive panel of speakers, all of …

Posted in Event Summaries, War in Afghanistan, Women's Rights
January 12, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Choosing Sharia’

Event Summary: Choosing Sharia?
By Daniel Tuhrim
On the 12th December, George Howarth MP hosted The Henry Jackson Society’s ‘Choosing Sharia’ featuring Dr Rumy Hasan, Senior Lecturer, Science Policy Research Unit, Sussex Centre for Migration Research Dr Machteld Zee, Author of ‘Choosing …

Posted in CRT Event Summary, Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Extremism, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
December 7, 2015

Sharia in the UK: The courts in the shadow of British law offering rough justice for Muslim women

Originally published in the Independent.
Inside drab terraced housing, with a plentiful supply of tea and biscuits, a parallel British legal system is in operation.
This is the view of Machteld Zee, a Dutch researcher who gained unprecedented access to sharia courts …

Posted in Islamism, News Coverage, Women's Rights
November 30, 2015

HJS This Week on Crucial Syria Vote

LONDON – 30 November 2015
This is a crucial week as the House of Commons decides whether to back air strikes against Islamic State in Syria.  It has been a long journey to get to a second vote and The Henry …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Palestine, Press Release, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
November 26, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Cowgirl’ Paris jihadi ‘will inspire more women’ to become ISIS suicide bombers

Originally published in the Daily Star
THE STORY of Paris female jihadi Hasna Aitboulahcen could “inspire” crazed wannabe suicide bombers here in the UK, terror experts have claimed.

But counter terrorism expert Emily Dyer says media reports into the dramatic stand-off could …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
November 25, 2015

Female British IS supporters preach hate in front of kids in undercover documentary

Originally published in The Sun
BRITISH Muslim women have shocked terrorism experts by secretly urging support for IS and calling for more Lee Rigby-style executions on our streets.

Counter-terrorism expert Hannah Stuart, from the Henry Jackson Society, said: “What’s striking is they’re …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

Meeting the British women who are supporting ISIS

Originally published in The Debrief
But, as Channel 4’s new investigation shows, ISIS in fact, has a growing number of British sympathisers, non-violent female preachers who are crucial in recruiting more women in turn to the terror group. And, they’re operating …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
November 24, 2015

The British women supporting ISIS: Hannah Stuart on Channel 4 Dispatches

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

The women who preach hatred to teenagers

Originally published in The Sunday Times 
Hannah Stuart, a counter-extremism expert at the Henry Jackson Society, a think tank, described the activities of Luqman and Saalihah as a “nation-building project”.
“At the moment we’re not just concerned about young men going to …

Posted in Defence, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

Viewers horrified as Channel 4’s ISIS British Women discovered extremist ‘study groups’ rallying support among young girls

Originally published in the Irish Examiner
A new Channel 4 investigation discovered who the women in the UK are who support ISIS and try to draft young girls into the regime.

Hannah Stuart, Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, said:
“The sorts …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

British Muslim women filmed glorifying Isis and urging Muslims to ‘reject democracy’ in undercover investigation

Originally published in the Independent
A group of British Muslim women have been filmed urging other women and children to support and join Isis, a 12-month undercover investigation has revealed.

Hannah Stuart, a counter-terrorism expert with the Henry Jackson society, labelled the presence …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

Revealed: The three British women ISIS supporters who are spreading extremist ideology in UK and encouraging young girls to join the jihadists in Syria

Originally published in the Daily Mail 
After viewing the undercover footage, counter-terrorism expert Hannah Stuart said: ‘The fact that there are women, young girls and children is particularly worrying in terms of what these children are being taught to believe about …

Posted in Defence, Extremism, Islamism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

ISIS: British women filmed encouraging young women to go to Syria

Originally published in the Metro
A shocking investigation has revealed the British women who attempt to recruit young women to leave the UK bound for Syria.

Hannah Stuart, a counter terrorism expert who has help shaped much Government policy said: ‘What’s striking …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
November 3, 2015

The Right to Believe in China

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Tuesday 3rd November 2015
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Floor 26, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Anastasia Lin, Chinese-Canadian actress, model, beauty pageant titleholder, and human rights advocate
To attend please RSVP to: researchassistant7@henryjacksonsociety.org

 #HJSEvents
 Restrictions on religious freedoms are pervasive and …

Posted in Event, Human Rights, Religious Fundamentalism, Women's Rights
August 4, 2015

Forced marriage in the UK? It’s a bigger problem than you think

Originally published in the New Statesman
Last month, seven British survivors of ‘honour’ abuse and forced marriage spoke out in public about their experiences. They explained how it felt to be abused by those closest to them – their family and …

Posted in CRT, Opinion Editorial, Women's Rights
July 21, 2015

21 July: Emily Dyer appears on BBC London to discuss her report on ‘honour’-based abuse

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT, Media Centre, Women's Rights
July 17, 2015

Forced marriage: How hundreds of terrified British victims of the tradition are being failed every year by the services they need most

Originally published in The Independent
As millions of schoolchildren across England and Wales break up for the summer over the coming days, a few hundred, the vast majority girls, are full of dread. These are the victims of forced marriage, a tradition that …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, Women's Rights
July 14, 2015

‘Honour killing’ victims: First national memorial day

Originally published in BBC
The first memorial day for victims of so-called honour killings is taking place on Tuesday.
It would have been the 29th birthday of Shafilea Ahmed, who was killed by her parents when she was 17 after suffering years …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
March 8, 2015

The attitudes expressed towards women in India’s Daughter are chilling. But they’re also universal

Originally published in the New Statesman
India’s Daughter has exposed that country’s rape culture. But don’t imagine that these attitudes aren’t found around the world.
This week’s screening of the film India’s Daughter has brought long overdue attention to India’s national rape crisis, and the …

Posted in Global, Human Rights, India, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Women's Rights
February 23, 2015

Want to stop nice British girls going to Syria? Then show them the X-rated ‘Joy of Jihad’

Originally published in The Spectator
I’m with Rod on the wannabe jihadi brides going to Syria.  The whole official approach demonstrated by the BBC et al is just the same as the government-sponsored videos that crop up on YouTube urging people not to …

Posted in Human Rights, ISIS, Opinion Editorial, Syria, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
January 20, 2015

Cosmopolitan UK Mock-Up Cover Depicts Suffocating Victim of Honor Killing

Originally posted in Breitbart
Cosmopolitan magazine in the UK has released a mock-up cover of their February issue online, designed by artist Leo Burnett as part of a campaign to raise awareness about honor killings. The cover is that of a …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Women's Rights
January 16, 2015

Cosmopolitan highlights the horror of honour killings with really powerful front cover

Originally published in the Metro.
Pretty uncomfortable to look at isn’t it?
The image is meant to represent teen Shafilea Ahmed. In September 2003, Shafilea was suffocated to death by her parents in front of her siblings for refusing an arranged marriage. She …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, News Coverage, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
January 15, 2015

Is this Cosmopolitan’s most controversial cover yet? Magazine shows photo of girl suffocating in hard-hitting campaign against honour killings

Originally posted in the Daily Mail.
Cosmopolitan’s front cover usually features the personality quizzes, sex tips and the latest Hollywood starlet, but the magazine has now gone for a completely different tactic.
The publication have released a picture of a young girl …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, News Coverage, Women's Rights
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