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  • Invitation to Public Hearing at the European Parliament 2nd March 2016
  • Women Against Islamophobia

    Brussels 2nd March 2016, 13:00-15:00

    The consequences of Islamophobia on the social, political and economic lives of Muslim women and the need for immediate action to guarantee European Muslim women full equality.

    The well-being of any democracy is measured in how its minorities are included. In recent decades we have in different ways experienced a gradual downplaying of civil rights, liberties and equality of European Muslim women. Still, we lack a strategy that corresponds to the seriousness of this issue.

    As Islamophobia is a growing problem, we are at the same time witnessing a growing denial of its presence in European societies. 

    The fact that Islamophobia is not a Muslim problem, but a European one, cannot be stressed enough. We are in the middle of a state of emergency that needs dealing with sooner rather than later. 

    In order to raise these issues the hearing will be held in the European Parliament on the 2nd of March 2016, 13:00-15:00, hosted by MEP Soraya Post (S&D)

    As International Women's Day approaching it is time to pay attention to women's rights.

    Take part of politicians’, feminist representatives’, European Muslim human rights activists’ and academic experts’ call for immediate action to guarantee Europe’s Muslim women full equality and a life free from discrimination and hate.
    Please register to the link below by the 23rd of February at noon.
    Due to security measures of the European Parliament, any individual who is not registered will not be able to attend the event.
    Read more about event in concept note and a provisional agenda.

    We are looking forward to seeing you in Brussels on 2nd March.


  • 20.02.2016
European Forum of Muslim Women EFOMW
Rue Archimède 50, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium