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Report to reveal 'triple penalty' for Muslim women in Europe

Wednesday 25 May 2016
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The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) will publish its report on Islamophobia and women tomorrow (Thursday 26th May).

The report spans 8 countries in Europe: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The findings are based on research and work with community organisations, and show that Muslim women are the first to pay the price of Islamophobia in  employment discrimination and hate crime.

The #ForgottenWomen project aims to document the disproportionate effect of Islamophobia on women and develop alliances between the anti-racism and feminist movements in order to better address the intersectional discrimination affecting Muslim women. Many Muslim women experience a 'triple penalty' in Europe: for being women, Muslim and ethnic minority.

ENAR also give recommendations to address this issue in Europe.

All reports and findings, as well as a video, will be available on this webpage from Thursday: http://www.enar-eu.org/Forgotten-Women-the-impact-of-Islamophobia-on-Muslim-women

Watch out for the #ForgottenWomen hashtag for report findings and for live tweeting from ENAR's Symposium on Muslim women on 26 May!


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