24 March 2021
MAGIC (Muslim women and communities Against Gender Islamophobia in society) is a project that aims to prevent gender Islamophobia in Spain and in Belgium, in particular in media outlets, and to draw lessons useful for other European countries.
The project will be carried out by a consortium led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and formed by the Media Diversity Institute Global, the Collectif contre l’Islamophobie en Belgique and the Fundación Al Fanar para el Conocimiento Árabe. Today this consortium has held the online kick-off meeting of the project.
In the span of two years (2021-2023) the project will map gender islamophobia in Belgian and Spanish newspapers with a twofold objective: to provide Muslim communities´ leaders, Muslim women, and CSOs working on diversity with skills and tools to recognize and stand against stereotypes against Muslim women in public narratives and to promote inclusiveness of Muslim voices in the media.
The envisaged role of this coalition will be to pursue the goals of the project beyond its duration and geographical framework.