On Tuesday 16th November, the DVSA embRACE network invited MEND to deliver an online session on Islamophobia to their network as part of Islamophobia Awareness Month. MEND’s Yorkshire and Humber Regional Manager delivered a presentation on what Islamophobia is, how it looks in practice, factors that cause it, and what communities, organisations and individuals can do to address and tackle it.
Attendees were taken through the cycle of Islamophobia and how media representation of Muslims can escalate to verbal abuse and go to the extent of physical attacks. This was supported by stats and studies that showed how Islamophobia manifests itself in the UK and the extent of it. Thereafter, the main causes of Islamophobia were discussed and how those factors allow Islamophobia to continue within the UK and allow the perpetrators to feel like their Islamophobic actions are legitimate and accepted in society.
The presentation ended with the cures of Islamophobia and different steps that can be taken to ensure that Islamophobia is addressed within society.
If you would like to book a speaker to deliver a presentation on Islamophobia for your organisation, please visit: https://www.islamophobia-awareness.org/book-a-speaker/