Islamophobia Monitoring & Action Network
In January 2013, FEMYSO launched the Islamophobia Monitoring and Action Network project. For two years, the Islamophobia Monitoring and Action Network has been working to break the cycle of Islamophobia by building a strong network of grassroots organizations working on Islamophobia across Europe. The project, which was a partnership between FEMYSO and the Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF), aims to put in place a cross-European system for reporting Islamophobic acts and supporting victims of Islamophobia.
Based on FEMYSO’s analysis and discussions with other organisations working in this area, some of the key problems behind the rise of Islamophobic attacks are the lack of monitoring, reporting and legal enforcement of these attacks. We have created a network of grassroots organisations working on Islamophobia across Europe. The project has developed a unique statistical and technical method for monitoring and measuring Islamophobic incidents and an innovative online platform for coordinating Islamophobia reporting through Europe, to pro-vide reliable data on Islamophobia and a clear process for reporting Islamophobic attacks.
The project provides information and advice to victims on obtaining legal assistance and how to access their rights, training for law enforcement officials on identifying Islamophobic incidents, and training to professionals on how to support victims and work with official authorities.
The project provided:
- Information and advice to victims of Islamophobia on obtaining legal assistance and how to access their rights,
- Training for law enforcement officials on identifying Islamophobic incidents,
- Training to NGOs on how to support victims and work with official authorities
We hope this project will lead to more visibility of this issue and political will and responsibility to tackle this heinous phenomenon throughout Europe as a whole.
The project was run with the generous support of the European Commission and the Open Society Foundation.