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Sep 15, 2020, 11:24 AM
Rethinking the community’s racial inclusivity commission
The discussion about the remit of a well intentioned commission that has been underway for a few months now, all feels like it is going down a route that is diluting and mixing several issues together that all merit separate discussions. Do the non-Ashkenazim in...
Mar 7, 2019, 4:41 PM
Things we still can’t say about inequality
Nearly 18 months since the #MeToo movement emerged, companies and organisations have begun to take a much closer look at their own policies on sexual harassment and gender equality. The Jewish community is not immune from having these issues, and it is something the Jewish...
Dec 12, 2018, 11:55 PM
Grace Millane and a gap in our youth provision
Grace Millane, the 22-year-old woman who was killed whilst backpacking in New Zealand should be a wake-up call for us all. The discourse around this has been increasingly frustrating. There are two schools of thought when people have been discussing her murder. The first is...
Apr 20, 2018, 2:33 PM
With a heavy heart I have to terminate my Labour Party membership
Last night, I decided with a heavy heart, to terminate my Labour Party membership and end my participation in the Jo Cox Women in Leadership programme. I have watched over the last two years as the Labour Party that I know and love has deteriorated...
Mar 7, 2018, 3:09 PM
Listening to the women we empower
The JLC launched a campaign last week to mark International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2018. The theme of IWD this year is “press for progress”, so we decided to take a closer look at the ways in which the women in our community...
Oct 18, 2017, 7:35 PM
Me too, so what?
Yep, me too. “Me too” were the words of dozens of women on my social media accounts this week taking part in an online campaign to show the magnitude of the problem women face when it comes to sexual harassment, particularly in the workplace. The...
Sep 27, 2017, 4:57 PM
False empowerment at Labour’s Women’s Conference
Did you know that there was a full day of a Labour Party National Women’s Conference, which happens just before the annual Labour Party Conference kicks off? It takes place on the Saturday before the full annual conference starts on the Sunday. For a moment,...
Mar 30, 2017, 7:22 PM
A day in Calais
This week, I went with a small group of people to spend a day in Calais helping at refugee centres and packing warehouses. Most people who listen to the news will be aware that Europe is facing the greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War. Some...
Mar 7, 2017, 5:42 PM
“I am my sister’s keeper; we are each other’s keepers”
Over the weekend, I attended the Nisa Nashim inaugural conference, and there are a number of things that struck me about the day that I’d like to share. The theme of the conference was ‘challenging the narrative’. To me, that means communities working together through...
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