March 8-9 Azerbaijan – Baku: conference Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024

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The Baku International Multiculturalism Center (BIMC) and the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) in partnership with the G20 Interfaith Dialogue Forum are organizing a conference entitled “Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024” to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on March 8-9, 2024. During the conference, participants discussed the fight against Islamophobia, conspiracy theories about Muslims in Western cultures, historical and contemporary perspectives on Islamophobia, joint cooperation in the fight against Islamophobia and the role of international organizations, building harmonious societies by promoting religious diversity and interfaith respect.

It is the second conference of this nature that Azerbajan is organizing. The topics include:

  • Calling for global dialogue to promote tolerance, peace and respect for human rights and religious diversity.
  • Multiculturalism, Islam and the clash of civilisations theory: rethinking Islamophobia.
  • Shaping Public Opinion: digital Islamophobia.
  • Confronting Islamophobia in the context of higher education.
  • Similarities and differences in the treatment of Muslims across Western Europe, basic human rights of the Muslim community.
  • Anti-Muslim policies in France: Normalizing Islamophobia.
  • Deliberate acts of destruction and desecration of Islamic cultural and religious heritage in non-Muslim countries.
  • The Matrix of Gendered Islamophobia: Muslim Women’s Repression and Resistance, Gender and Society.


Sandew Hira is invited to participate in this conference and speak at a panel on “Deliberate Acts Of Destruction And Desecration Of Islamic Cultural And Religious Heritage in Non-Muslim Countries”. See the agenda of the conference here.