EFOMW participated in the OSCE/ODIHR Human dimension Implementation Meetingin Warsaw (HDIM), 25-27 September 2016. 

The Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) is Europe’s largest annual human rights conference, which brings together hundreds of government officials, international experts, civil society representatives and human rights activists to take stock of how states are implementing their commitments in the human dimension, in other words, the core values that promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

During the meeting, EFOMW along with other Muslim NGO’s such as EMISCO organized a side-event on the consequences of political discourses carrying Islamophobia. EFOMW’s intervention, during working session on Tolerance and Discrimination, targeted increased Islamophobic political discourse and its negative effects on Muslim women’s daily lives and their alienation from mainstream society.  

Read EFOMW’s statement as pdf here

 In connection with the meeting, OSCE Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) organised the workshop on countering hate crime. EFOMW’s Advocacy Coordinator took part in this training, which was a great opportunity to share experiences and learn from other youth activists and the trainers from ODIHR.