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FORGOTTEN WOMEN: The impact of Islamophobia on Muslim women in the Netherlands

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2016
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68
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Forgotten women: the impact of Islamophobia on Muslim women
ENAR’s project “Forgotten Women: the impact of Islamophobia on Muslim women” aims to
document the disproportionate impact of Islamophobia on women and to strengthen alliances
between the anti-racism and feminist movements in order to better address the intersectional
discrimination affecting Muslim women or those perceived as such. It has taken place between 2015
and 2016 in 8 countries, chosen to get a representative picture of the situation of Muslim women in
the European Union: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden and the
United Kingdom.
The aim of the report on the Netherlands is to gain insight into the unique experiences of Muslim
women with Islamophobia in the Netherlands, particularly in the context of employment and racist
speech and violence. Therefore the main questions that guide this report are:
1) What is the labour market position of Muslim women?
2) How does labour market discrimination affect Muslim women?
3) To what extent are Muslim women protected against labour market discrimination under
(inter)national legal provisions and through existing policies?
4) What are the recent developments in racist speech and violence against Muslims and how do
these affect Muslim women?
5) To what extent are Muslim women protected against racist speech and violence under
(inter)national legal provisions and through existing policies?
An estimated 80% of Muslims in the Netherlands have a Turkish, Moroccan, Afghani, Iraqi, Iranian or
Somali background.

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