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Results of the European MAGIC project are presented

March 13, 20237:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:00 p.m. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
In Spanish.

Casa Árabe will be presenting the results of the European project MAGIC in Madrid on March 13. The goal of that program is to prevent gender-based Islamophobia in Spain and Belgium, particularly in the media, and to infer lessons that may be useful in other European countries. This activity forms part of the program we are holding for International Women’s Day.

In just two years, MAGIC (Muslim women and communities Against Gender Islamophobia in soCiety) has worked to map gender-based Islamophobia in Belgian and Spanish newspapers with two different objectives in mind: providing Muslim community leaders, Muslim women and civil society organizations (CSOs) working in the field of diversity with the skills and tools they need to recognize and address stereotypes against Muslim women in public narratives, as well as promoting the inclusion of Muslim voices in the media. The program is funded by the European Commission, as part of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Program.

One of the documents being proposed for presentation is precisely the report on the coverage of Muslim women’s image in the Spanish press. Following a methodology specifically created for this project, there will be a presentation of both statistical and qualitative data collected and analyzed over a time span of 15 months. Afterwards, the remaining outcomes created during the project will be explained and made available to target audiences in order to spur debate among those attending.

Taking part in the event will be Pedro Rojo, president of the Al Fanar Foundation; Nadia Ziani, a documentalist, journalist and editor of the report on Spain; Hajar Brown, an actress and activist who fights stereotypes against Muslim women, and Zeinib Laari, a social educator at Fundación Diagrama. Presented by: Karim Hauser, Casa Árabe’s Culture and International Relations Coordinator.

For further information on the project and its partners and activities, please visit the website:
Results of the European MAGIC project are presented
Photo: MAGIC Project (IEMed)