March has been a jam-packed month for the Islamophobia Register Australia!

Social Media Video Campaign- 15 March 2023

 To commemorate the UN Declared International Day to Combat Islamophobia and the 4th anniversary of the Christchurch terrorist attacks, the Islamophobia Register Australia (‘Register’) launched a social media campaign video.

The video featured addresses from Senator Fatima Payman, Senator Mehreen Faruqi and Jibran Safi, whose father, Matiullah Safi, was tragically killed in the Christchurch shooting.

Whilst the Christchurch massacre is triggering to many Muslims, it is important to remember all 51 lives lost, the dozens injured, and the hundreds of people whose lives were directly impacted and countless Muslims who continue to be impacted because of this violence grounded in Islamophobia.

The campaign was an incredibly powerful message and reminder of the devastating nature that Islamophobia can take. The video is up on our Instagram and Facebook page, please take a minute to view and share it.

Launch of the 4th Islamophobia Report- 21 March 2023

The Register  launched its fourth Islamophobia in Australia Report authored by Associate Professor Dr Derya Iner.

The report was launched in partnership with Charles Sturt University and Islamic Sciences Research Academy (ISRA) on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March 2023).

The report is an important tool in understanding how Islamophobia manifests in Australia and the impact that it has on Australian Muslims, who make up the second largest faith group in Australia.

The event, held at Old Parliament House in Canberra, was emceed by our Executive Director Sharara Attai, and featured an impressive line-up of speakers including Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Andrew Giles, Minister for Youth Dr Anne Aly, Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi and Senator Fatima Payman.

The Register also hosted an informative and engaging panel discussion featuring Minister Anne Aly, Kylea Tink MP, and Sally Sitou MP, facilitated by the Register’s Founding Chair Mariam Veiszadeh.

During the event the Register played a report campaign video, that talked about the work of the Register and the report’s findings.

Another feature of the event which was very popular among attendees was the launch of the Register’s ‘interactive map’ which was created by the Spatial Data Analysis Network and Charles Sturt University.

This is a map of Australia that has a pinpoint for each Islamophobic incident reported from 2014-2021. When a user clicks on a pinpoint it will open and provide details regarding that specific incident.

Both the report campaign video and the interactive map has been posted to the Register’s socials and is also available for viewing on its website.

The event was live-streamed on Instagram and Facebook and those who missed it can still view the recorded livestream on the Register’s socials.

There were also lots of opportunities for networking and mingling. All who attended had a fantastic time.

Fundraising campaign

On 15 March 15, on the International Day to Combat Islamophobia, the Register also launched a fundraising campaign to raise funds for the continuation of the Register’s vital work.

As a small not-for-profit with a big vision, the Register desperately need funds to continue and expand upon its crucial work of tackling Islamophobia. The fundraising campaign will end soon so please head to our fundraising page  and give generously.