European Muslim Women Meet in Brussels

March 4, 2006


On March 4, 2006 reported, "Holding a maiden meeting in the Belgian capital Brussels on Saturday, March 4, more than 90 European Muslim woman activists are seeking to wash away Western misconceptions about the role of women in Islam and the prestigious status they enjoy under the Muslim faith. 'The forum is an ample opportunity to project the true image of Muslim women and remove media-circulated stereotypes of Muslim women as being inferior to men and oppressed under Islam,' Nur Gaballah, the coordinator of the European Forum of Muslim Women, told Gaballah, who represents the French League of Muslim Women, said the forum will tackle a host of pressing issues facing Muslim women in Europe, chiefly racism. 'We are giving special attention to the second and third generations of Muslim girls in Europe, who suffer from racism due to their religious and cultural backgrounds.' The meeting is hosted by the Free University in Brussels and themed 'Muslim Women's Contributions to European Societies.' It brings together up to 90 Muslim woman activists from across Europe."