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Newsletter nº 4 | September 2022            View this email in your browser
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Muslim Women and Communities
against Gender Islamophobia in Society

CALLS FOR PARTICIPATION

Youth Essay Contest

MAGIC calls young people, with a background in communication or journalism, to write essays on the issue of gendered Islamophobia and stereotypes against Muslim women.

The selected works will be published on the MAGIC website and their authors will take part in the MAGIC Muslim Voices for Diversity Dialogue in Brussels on February 2023.

Awareness raising campaigns

A call for online or offline awareness campaigns on the issue of gendered Islamophobia and stereotypes against Muslim women to be financed for an amount up to 3.000 EUR by MAGIC.

The campaign should be implemented from October 2022 and last for 3 months.

Participation is open to all civil society organisations and/or individuals working in the field of anti-racism, diversity, inclusion, religious beliefs and gender.

More information
Deadline for both calls: 21 October 2022

Speak Up for Diversity! 

A toolkit aimed at Muslim communities and civil society actors who are struggling for a more diverse, just and inclusive society. It aims to enhance their capacity to identify Islamophobia, including gendered Islamophobia, learn new communication tools, and develop strategies to combat its manifestations in the media, in private and public spaces, and in physical and virtual spaces.

The publication has been elaborated by a Task Force led by Rizwana Hamid, Director of the Centre for Media Monitoring, that included also the journalists Lucila Rodríguez-Alarcón (director of Porcausa.org) and Andrea Olea.

Rizwana Hamid on the Speak Up for Diversity toolkit 

Notes by MAGIC
advisory board members

The MAGIC project shares insights on the current situation of islamophobia in Europe, with special emphasis on France, Germany and Finland, and on ways to monitor and report anti-Muslim discrimination and address the issue in Europe.

The documents have been written by the five members of its advisory board:
 
Women affected by Islamophobia in the EU: reality and ways forward

Julie Pascoet, advocacy expert specialised in EU policies and legislation related to racial equality and justice currently working at the pan-European anti-racism network ENAR.

 
Muslims in Finland and issues concerning Muslim women

Linda Hyökki, coordinator of the anti-Muslim racism working group at the European Coalition of Cities against Racism.

 
Muslim Woman in Germany

May Zeidani Yufanyi, a social scientist and currently the Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Officer at Bard College Berlin.

 
The situation of Muslims in France

Fatima Bent, President of Lallab, a French feminist and anti-racist organisation.

 
Monitoring and Reporting Anti-Muslim Discrimination and Intolerance

Đermana Kurić, a former adviser on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Dept. at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
 
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme under grant agreement No. 963678.
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