15 October, 2014
Fawkner Community House hosted more than 150 women on Wednesday, October 15 as they united for a show of solidarity with the Muslim community.
In the wake of racial tensions against the Australian Muslim community, Muslim women are coming forward to voice their concerns about their fears of being attacked in public. Together with local leaders and police, Fawkner Community House hosted a morning tea for women of all cultures and faiths to explore what can be done to better support women from the local Muslim community.
You are invited to Islamic Legacy's final instalment in the series covering the history of Islamic Spain, using video clips, 3D modelling and animated maps.
The presentation will feature in-depth analysis of historical events to draw lessons relevant to present times.
Date: Sunday, November 23 2014
Venue: Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Pl, Melbourne
In Victoria it is against the law to physically assault or threaten to assault someone.
It is also against the law in Victoria to yell, scream or hurt someone because of the colour of their skin or their religion. For instance because a woman is wearing a hijab.
Islamophobic assaults are racial vilification and are against the law.
If you experience an assault seek support as soon as possible from friends, shopkeepers, or anyone nearby.
Try and collect any photos, names and contact numbers of witnesses or people who helped you. Write them in your phone.
Report to Police
Any incidents should be reported immediately to Triple Zero (000)