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Past Event Articles

EYST resilience conference

Ethnic and Youth Support Team (EYST) organised a resilience conference on the 28th of November 2018.This conference aimed to bring together different voices and experts in ‘extremism’, discussing the challenges faced by young people today. MEND regional Manager Sahar Al-Faifi spoke about the...

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Working with the FGM laws: challenges and opportunities

The FGM Act 2003 was amended by sections of the Serious Crime Act 2015. Since then, ‘female genital mutilation’ (FGM) has been an increasingly important focus within the work of the Welsh Government, the Public Sector, Community and Charitable Organisations; and has impacted the lives of...

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Training for victim support hate crime team in Wales

One of the aims of victim support is to understand the victim’s needs and aspirations and empower them to recover after the crime was committed. On the 20th of Dec 2018, MEND delivered training to the victim support hate crime team. The training covered the definition of Islamophobia and hate...

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IAM2018 – C&C Presentation at LSE

IAM2018 proved to be one of the most successful Islamophobia Awareness months to date for MEND. Nationally, working groups up and down the country engaged with their local community in delivering a wide and interesting range of events, with the key theme of highlighting the contribution Muslims...

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Media Masterclass at the University of Leicester

Mend Leicester held a Media Masterclass at the University of Leicester.  The four hour Masterclass was attended by students and staff.  It highlighted the workings and editorial slants of the media and how we, as Muslims, can challenge the prevalent narrative.  The University now has a team of...

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IAM reflections, from Waltham Forest MEND

In case you missed it, November marks Islamophobia awareness month (IAM) – a month in which both Muslims and non-Muslims host events to bridge communities, raise awareness of Islamophobia and celebrate the many contributions of British Muslims. This year, Waltham Forest MEND moved beyond a...

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Ask a Muslim! #iAM2018!

This event was hosted by me and the aim was to get together a panel of Muslims and allow the audience – which we had hoped would have a fair few non-Muslims in it – to ask questions so as to generate discussions and at least alleviate the problem of communication between Muslims and other...

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Coffee Mehfil

We at Wakefield MEND held our first coffee mehfil today, 17th November 2018, a gathering for ladies in the local mosque – Jamia Masjid Swafia. We aimed to kick off IAM by making our local Muslim ladies as aware of Islamophobia as we could. We had ladies from Wakefield Stand up to Racism come in...

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