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Gendered Islamophobia Case Studies (Versions One and Two)

This handout contains three case studies of Islamophobia impact on women.
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This resource is intended for educators in the United Kingdom.

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English — UK
  • Culture & Identity
  • Human & Civil Rights
  • Global Migration & Immigration
  • Racism

These texts contain racist, misogynistic and dehumanising language. While this language has not been printed in full, students will understand what terms are being referred to. We recommend you revisit your classroom contact to help students approach this material maturely, and that you prepare your students to discuss the material in a thoughtful and respectful manner. If helpful, please see our lesson on Addressing Racist and Dehumanising Language in our unit Discussing Race and Racism in the Classroom.

There are two versions of these case study collections. In the first version, some racial and misogynistic slurs have been removed from Case Study 3: Layla’s story. While we do not want to sanitise the gendered Islamophobia Muslim women face, the decision to include two versions was made to support teachers in adapting the content to the needs/age/maturity of their students. Please review both sets to decide which version is appropriate for your students.

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