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November 24, 2015

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

Thousands at risk of ‘honour’ killings in UK

Originally posted in The Times
Thousands of people living in the UK are at risk of being killed because they break an unwritten code to maintain the “honour” of their families and clans, according to a report published today.  In many …

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

Feminists should take on the wider world’s outrages

Originally posted in the Evening Standard
The blanket term is “honour killings”. But what could be less honourable than a parent murdering their child to protect the family name in their community? In the UK, statistics on these deaths at relatives’ …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, News Coverage, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
January 14, 2015

Leo Burnett Designed This Shocking Cover of Cosmopolitan to Protest ‘Honor Killings’

Originally posted in AdWeek
In 2004, a 17-year-old British-Pakistani woman named Shafilea Ahmed was suffocated and murdered by her parents, in front of her siblings, after she refused an arranged marriage.

Karma Nirvana and Cosmo, in partnership with the Henry Jackson Society, are organizing …

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

‘Honour’ Killings in the UK

While ‘honour’-based violence (HBV) has become a high profile issue in recent years, a new report by the Henry Jackson Society explores how the government is continuing to let down thousands of victims. ‘Honour’ Killings in the UK finds that …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, Publication, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

The government is still letting victims down

Originally posted in Cosmopolitan.
Today, Cosmo took its place alongside think-tank The Henry Jackson Society and Jasvinder Sanghera of the charity Karma Nirvana at the House of Lords to unveil a report on honour-based violence.
An audience of MPs, policymakers and campaigners listened intently as we told them about our day …

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

Runaways are still at risk from honour killings, says think-tank

Originally posted in the Independent.

Young runaways at risk of being killed for bringing “dishonour” on their families face being sent home, a report says.

Thousands of women and young girls are in danger of serious violence because officials fail to recognise …

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

Audio: Honour Killings Report Launch

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Posted in Event Audio, Extremism, Human Rights, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

Government inaction putting thousands of individuals at risk of ‘honour’ killings, warns new HJS report

HJS joins ‘Britain’s Lost Women’ campaign to honour memory of victims in partnership with Karma Nirvana and Cosmopolitan
While ‘honour’-based violence (HBV) has become a high profile issue in recent years, a new report by the Henry Jackson Society explores how …

Posted in Extremism, Human Rights, Press Release, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

Charity wins battle for annual memorial day for Shafilea Ahmed

Originally posted in the Warrington Guardian
MURDERED school girl Shafilea Ahmed will forever be remembered after a charity supporting victims of forced marriages has won their battle for an annual memorial day to remember victims of honour killings. Karma Nirvana’s ‘Britain’s …

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

‘Honour’ Killings in the UK’

Listen to the entire event here
SPEAKERS: 
Louise Court
Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine
Emily Dyer
Research Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society
Jasvinder Sanghera (HonDUniv) CBE
Chief Executive of Karma Nirvana
TIME: 1 – 2pm, Wednesday 14th January 2015
VENUE: Committee Room 3A, House of Lords, London SW1A …

Posted in CRT Event, Event, Extremism, Human Rights, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
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