Islamophobia is a term used to describe the irrational fear, prejudice, discrimination, or hatred directed towards Islam and Muslims. It can manifest in various forms, including negative stereotypes, biased attitudes, verbal abuse, physical attacks, or discriminatory practices targeting individuals or communities based on their perceived association with Islam.

When people are singled out due to their racial, cultural, or religious background, continuous exposure to dehumanising language, discrimination, and racist abuse exerts a widespread and detrimental impact on both their physical and mental well-being.

Being subjected to Islamophobia can result in profound trauma.

What is Islamophobia?

How does our body respond to islamophobia in the moment of an incident and in the aftermath?

Mental Health tools and tips to support emotional resilience

Where to get help?

The Islamophobia Register Australia (IRA) was founded on 17 September 2014 in response to the growing anecdotal evidence suggesting a rise in incidents of Islamophobia.

The Register was the first of its kind in Australia to provide a unique platform for incidents of Islamophobia to be reported, recorded and analysed into a published report.

Their findings have informed media and the general public both in Australia and abroad about Islamophobia.

The Register has expanded into providing victim support services, legal advocacy and education & training. 

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Islamophobia Support is a community service delivered by the Islamic Council of Victoria. Their service is free, confidential and available to the broader Victorian community. Islamophobia Support aims to help people understand and navigate their service options. They offer information, advice, referrals and culturally responsive case management. They collaborate with many service providers and community organisations, including a referral network for mental health and legal support services.

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