Understanding antisemitism and Islamophobia

In light of the current conflict in Gaza, and what is happening domestically, UNISON and Hope not hate have produced a new guide

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UNISON has produced a new guide to help members and activists understand antisemitism and Islamophobia.

As both antisemitism and Islamophobia are on the rise and regularly discussed in the media, the briefing has been produced with Hope not hate to help activists better understand specifically how racism manifests itself in the context of the current conflict in Gaza.

UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “We all have a responsibility to tackle the unprecedented increase in antisemitism and Islamophobia we have seen in recent months.

“Education is the first stage on that journey. I hope this guide helps to increase our understanding and awareness, so we are better able to confront and avoid antisemitism and Islamophobia in our union and communities.”

Members can contact their local branch or region if they experience either antisemitism or Islamophobia – or you may also wish to contact the national equality team by emailing equality@unison.co.uk