Introducing WARN – Women Against Radicalisation Network

“WOMEN HAVE POWERFUL VOICES. THEY ARE THE MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS AND SISTERS OF CHANGE, IN THE HOME AND THE COMMUNITY. THAT’S WHY THE WOMEN AGAINST RADICALISATION NETWORK (WARN) BELIEVES THAT WOMEN CAN EMPOWER THEMSELVES TO SPEAK, LEARN AND ACT TOGETHER AGAINST RADICALISATION.” Women from different backgrounds help to make WARN what it is today. But one… Read More

Is the UK legal system failing victims of domestic violence, abuse and harassment?

Date: 19th April 2017 Location: House of Commons, St Margarets Street, London, SW1A 0AA Time: 6pm On 7th April, following a huge public outcry, cricketer Mustafa Bashir was finally sent to prison to serve his 18 month sentence. This sentence was originally suspended because the judge wrongly believed that Bashir was given a contract with Leicestershire… Read More

An Interview with Noreen Khan founder of NESSIE by Aisha Ali-Khan

What is Neesie and why did you set it up? NEESIE is a grassroots organisation providing a platform for Single Mothers and their children to grow independently and better their lives.  We facilitate prosperity through our dedicated support mechanisms and extensive partnership working with local communities, school, and public and private sector organisations. NEESIE connects… Read More

GoGo Grannies Bringing Back Games For Africa Fundraiser

The Orangeville GoGo Grannies, in partnership with KOROS Games, once again brought back their annual Games for Africa Fundraiser this past month. The event, which was held on April 11, helps raise funds for a national campaign through the Stephen Lewis Foundation that supports orphans of AIDs victims  in Africa. “The campaign helps provide funds… Read More

Grandmother’s Travel Memories

Knowing her grandmother only through photo albums, Patricia Morrisroe tries to retrace her mysterious world travels. My grandmother had lots of secrets. Even her entry into Ellis Island made for a good mystery. Somehow, en route from London in 1909, she lost her steamer trunk, arriving in the New World as metaphorically naked as Shakespeare’s… Read More