The numerous sexual assaults against women on the night of New Year’s Eve in Cologne and other German cities have sparked a big debate in the last months. Unfortunately the argument has been hijacked by the far-right, distorted and used to justify the anti-immigration agenda.
The discussion revolves around hatefully attacking immigrants and European muslims rather than the effective measures for the victims of sexual assault.
Let’s refocus the discussion!
Are the events of Cologne used as an excuse for more violence? What do racism and islamophobia have to do with feminism?
Join us for this interesting talk and discussion!
Mariam El Maslouhi, anti-racism and human rights activist and author
Berna Toprak, junior editor at Women Inc, focusing on the position of women and diversity in Dutch society
Mariam El Maslouhi, anti-racism and human rights activist and author, has reported widely on the events of the Arab Spring, Islam, and being coloured in the Netherlands.
She will give her take on the events of Cologne and the discussion that followed.
You can read some of her articles here:
Berna Toprak has followed the UU Gender and Ethnicity Master and is working for the women’s platform Woman Inc. Her passion is to improve the position of women with a migrant background, and she has a strong interest in how this group relates to the women’s movement in the Netherlands.
Berna will give her own personal answer to the eternal question. How can you be a feminist and a muslim?
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