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The Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation participated on June 8, 2021 at one of MAGIC’s internal meetings.
The project MAGIC (lead by the IEMed) will map gendered Islamophobia in Belgian and Spanish newspapers. MAGIC (Muslim women and communities Against Gender Islamophobia in soCiety) is an EU co-funded project that wants to prevent and curb gendered Islamophobia in Spain and Belgiuem, in particular in media outlets and public narratives, and to build a coalition able to work on the issue at a European scale.
The meeting was attended by journalists, professors of journalism, representatives of media associations, Muslim communities’ representatives, Muslim women and representatives of civil society organizations working on diversity. A detailed methodology to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of Spanish and Belgian newspapers was discussed. Based on the stablished guidelines, the project will be monitoring gendered islamophobia for 15 months in 3 Spanish newspapers and 3 Belgian newspapers.
The results of the meeting will serve as the base to 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 and to promote inclusiveness of Muslim voices in the media. It will do so not only through training and supporting awareness campaigns but also by enhancing knowledge, dialogue, and cooperation among those groups and media practitioners.
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You can check the conclusions of the meeting in the following illustration by Tuffix
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.
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