Islamophobia is the prejudice and discrimination towards Islam, the Muslims and the people and symbols understood as such. The Council of Europe and the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination of the UN defines Islamophobia as:
"[...] a form of racism and xenophobia manifested through hostility, exclusion, rejection and hatred against Muslims, especially when the Muslim population is a minority, something that happens with greater impact in Western countries."
The project "National Program for the Prevention of Islamophobia" is co-financed by the Fund for Asylum, Migration and Integration (FAMI), within the call of the Directorate General of Migration of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security within the framework of the targeted programs to national immigrants from third countries of the 2018 call and the Council of Equality and Social Policy of the Junta de Andalucía in its call IRPF 2018, has the objective of:
1. Provide specialized attention to cases of discrimination by Islamophobia, improving the knowledge of the victims of their rights and existing resources.
2. Increase the level of awareness and ability to detect discriminatory incidents of Islamophobia.
3. Train active agents (professionals, volunteers, students and the population in general) about the fight to eradicate Islamophobia and accompany the victims.
The project is composed of a heterogeneous staff, of different backgrounds and professional profiles. Likewise, the history of the association makes us have a special interest in understanding Islamophobia in a transversal and intersectional manner, that is, understanding that it is a type of racism not only because of a confessional, but also racial, economic, gender issue and imbricated with other types of discrimination.
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