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Victim Testimonies

Islamophobia: Harassed by my Neighbours

Ali* approached us after a year of abuse from his neighbour: racist slurs painted on his fence; faeces being thrown onto his lawn; having his car windows smashed. He had taken up this incidence with...

Muslim Teacher Unfairly Dismissed

A Muslim teacher, Abdullah, was unfairly dismissed from his role because he was falsely accused of introducing gender segregation in the classrooms. The Islamophobia Response Unit (IRU) supported him and helped him take the...

Muslim Family Suffered Years of Abuse

Umm Hidayah and her family suffered years of Islamophobic abuse from their neighbours.

Her story sheds light on the real-life consequences of media and political discourse that dehumanises Muslims.

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BLOG: Staff Islamophobia Awareness at Leeds City College #IAM2021

On Tuesday 30th November, MEND’s community team in Yorkshire were invited to Leeds City College (Quarry Hill Campus) to deliver an awareness session on Islamophobia as part of the Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM) campaign. MEND’s Yorkshire and Humber Regional Manager delivered the causes and cures of Islamophobia presentation. The presentation aimed to educate staff at ... BLOG: Staff Islamophobia Awareness at Leeds City College #IAM2021

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BLOG: Islamophobia Exhibition at the University of Sheffield #IAM2021

As part of Islamophobia Awareness Month, the University of Sheffield Islamic Circle hosted MEND’s Islamophobia Exhibition during their Panel Discussion on Monday 29th November. The exhibition was displayed at the Gallery Presentation Area for staff, students and guests to learn more about the history of Muslims in the UK, the contributions British Muslims have made ... BLOG: Islamophobia Exhibition at the University of Sheffield #IAM2021

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BLOG: Islamophobia: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. #IAM2021

On Monday 29th November, MEND Yorkshire organised a webinar highlighting the good and positive contributions of British Muslims, the bad experiences they face and the ugly reality that has come about with the rise of Islamophobia. The event consisted of short speeches by Kaushar Tai, director of Aksaa, a management and training consultancy, Abrar Javid, ... BLOG: Islamophobia: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. #IAM2021

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BLOG: An Unapologetic Conversation – A Round-Table with an Audience #IAM2021

Despite the cold and snowy weather the event went ahead with a reasonable turnout. There were approx. 25 people there on the day and the discussion was rich with good interaction from the audience. Faiza Mukith (Islamophobia Response Unit) was able to share some emotional stories of individuals she had worked with. A contribution from ... BLOG: An Unapologetic Conversation – A Round-Table with an Audience #IAM2021

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BLOG: Women’s Self Defence Course #IAM2021

The Self Defence Course Kicked off at the Launch event on 27th November with 10 women signed up. The introductory session went well and there was even a women in her 50’s that had signed up for the course. The course will continue to run weekly at the same venue for a duration of 6 ... BLOG: Women’s Self Defence Course #IAM2021

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BLOG: Islamophobia: The Causes and Cures #IAM2021

On Friday 26th November, MEND’s community team in Yorkshire were invited to the University of York to deliver a presentation on Islamophobia in support of the Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM) campaign. MEND’s Yorkshire and Humber Regional Manager delivered the causes and cures of Islamophobia presentation. The presentation aimed to raise awareness of Islamophobia to staff ... BLOG: Islamophobia: The Causes and Cures #IAM2021

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BLOG: #IAMBradford Conference: Time for Change #IAM2021

On Friday 26th November, Bradford Council with partners organised an online #IAMBradford conference to mark and raise awareness of Islamophobia in support of the Islamophobia Awareness Month campaign. Muslims are an inherent part of British society working across many professions, from senior positions within the UK Government to frontline roles helping and supporting the public ... BLOG: #IAMBradford Conference: Time for Change #IAM2021

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BLOG: LloydsDirect – Islamophobia Awareness Month Talk #IAM2021

On Monday 22nd November, LloydsDirect hosted an Islamophobia Awareness Lunch & Learn for their staff network as part of their equality and diversity work. During the session, staff were taken through the current landscape relating to Islamophobia in the UK and practical steps that can be taken to start to address the issue. The talk ... BLOG: LloydsDirect – Islamophobia Awareness Month Talk #IAM2021

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