Today, more than ever, Muslim women's bodies and stories have become targets of extremist violence. A recent study in the UK has confirmed that 80% of hatecrimes against Muslims happen against Muslim women between the ages of 14 and 35. Many of these attacks happen with silent bystanders and continue to remove agency from Muslim women. This is an opportunity to bring together a community of young Muslim women in a time of hateful rhetoric and fear.
The first piece of this workshop will be a basic self-defense workshop. Following the workshop, WISE and the Muslim American Women's Policy Forum will facilitate a safe space dialogue about the bigoted violence that is unfolding across the world against Muslim women. We will provide important tips about staying safe, strong and uplifted during these rough times.
This is the first in a series of annual events that are focused on providing young Muslim women with the skills they need to excel in leadership.
This event will take place on December 13th, 2015, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Washington Peace Center.
This event is cosponsored by Muslim American Women's Policy Forum. This is a space only open for Muslim women.