On Wednesday 16th November, the University of Huddersfield Student Union’s BAME Network invited MEND to deliver an event to raise awareness of Islamophobia as part of the annual Islamophobia Awareness Month campaign.
The causes and cures of Islamophobia workshop was delivered. The workshop aimed to educate the attendees on the definition of Islamophobia, how it manifests in the UK, the causes behind its rise and what could be done to tackle it.
The attendees were shocked to hear that the latest home office figures show that almost 50% of religiously-motivated hate crimes were towards the Muslim community despite being only around 5% of the UK population.
MEND would like to thank the BAME Network and the Islamic Society for inviting us and we look forward to working again with the university in the future.
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