About 30 experts informed themselves about the current context of Islamophobia in the media and in schools.
Two decalogues of measures have been drawn up for both journalists and educators to eradicate Islamophobia from their professional fields and from society in general.
These workshops are more than necessary after the number of hate crimes increased by 41% in the last five years. 40% of these were of a racist or xenophobic nature, according to the Ministry of the Interior.
On 20 May, as part of the Re.Action 2030 project, Jovesólides organised two training workshops for communication professionals and education experts in Valencia, which served to inform those present about the current context of Islamophobia in the Valencian community and in Spain. A widespread problem in society and especially in social networks, which increased by 20% in Spain in 2022.
Each of the labs tried to analyse the causes and consequences of the situation we are currently in, using real examples published in the media and distributed by different parts of the training classes. Under this pretext, we facilitate the identification of key elements in the process of constructing and reinforcing Islamophobic stereotypes and contexts.
In this first part of each lab, they developed a common reflection after analysing the examples. Then, bad practises were identified and shared in groups so that everyone present had the opportunity to express aloud their feelings about such situations.
Subsequently, all the information received from each participating professional was brought together to create a decalogue of good practise for the immediate future and medium term. A guide you can use to start changing the reality of Islamophobia in society.
These labs underlined the need to continue working to end Islamophobia, a societal scourge that is becoming more and more rampant as more and more migrants and Muslims live in our society every day. The advance of these racist statements on social media and among the younger population is particularly worrying. This is why civic education projects like Re.Acción 2030 are crucial for social change.
Video summary of the training laboratories
Campaign against Islamophobia
On the other hand, Jovesólides has also launched an awareness-raising campaign against Islamophobia in the Valencian Community media with four radio spots in which Muslim people explain concrete cases of everyday racism.
You can listen to the campaign here:
Re.Action 2030 is an education for development and global citizenship project funded by the Regional Ministry of Participation, Transparency, Cooperation and Democratic Quality. You can follow all the news of the project with the hashtags #Acciona and #MaiMésIslamofòbia on social networks.