Guidelines for Educators on Countering Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims: Addressing Islamophobia through Education

A new set of Guidelines for Educators to combat anti-Muslim prejudice, developed jointly by ODIHR, UNESCO and the Council of Europe, was introduced during the opening session of the high level meeting  co-organised in Vienna on 28 October by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Lithuanian OSCE Chairmanship.

The purpose of this meeting was to explore the role that media and political representatives can play in promoting non-discrimination and mutual understanding, as well as  raise awareness about the extent and the impact of anti-Muslim expressions in public discourse identifying practical measures and good practice for participating States.

The conference gathered some 150 participants, including media professionals, civil society representatives and political representatives from across the OSCE area.

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