The project MAGIC, co-funded by the EU, will train Muslim communities, Muslim women, and civil society organisations to stand against gender islamophobia in public narratives
The kick-off meeting of the project was held on March 24, 2021. The members of the project consortium -led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)- participated in the event.
In the span of two years (2021-2023) the project will map gender islamophobia in Belgian and Spanish newspapers and equip Muslim communities’ leaders, Muslim women, and CSOs working on diversity with skills and tools to recognize and stand against stereotypes against Muslim women in public narratives. MAGIC will also promote inclusiveness of Muslim voices in the media. It will do so not only through training and supporting awareness campaigns but also by enhanc ing knowledge, dialogue, and mutual cooperation among those groups and media practitioners.
These activities will involve at least 60 Muslim communities’ leaders and Muslim women, 60 representatives of NGOs/CSOs, and 60 representatives of media circles. Joint activities and continuous exchanges between these groups will ultimately lead to the creation of MAGIC, a Coalition of Muslim women and communities Against Gender Islamophobia in society. The envisaged role of this coalition will be to pursue the goals of the project beyond its duration and geographical framework.
This project is co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020)
The MAGIC project is coordinated by the European Institute of the Mediterranean.
The consortium is formed by four organisations:
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.