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.
ICV Hospital Chaplaincy Coordinator Sr Lina Ayoubi said it was an overwhelming attendance despite being such a small venue. “Many topics were explored, from basic women’s rights to feeling safe in a community.
Fawkner Police Station’s Acting Senior Sergeant Ben Davies, who also attended the event, passed on his direct phone number and email address to every sister present and asked women to report any offensive behaviour to him directly as well as Victoria Police and the Islamaphobic Registry.”
The event received coverage by Moreland Leader Newspapers