Gendered Islamophobia consists of the ways the state utilizes gendered forms of violence to oppress, monitor, punish, maim and control Muslim bodies. It includes the ways gender binaries and gender constructions are used to prescribe negative social constructions on Muslim women and girls while erasing the existence of femmes, trans women, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary Muslims because of the assumptions that Muslims are inherently homophobic and queerphobic.
Building upon a history of shared values and intersecting work, the Partnership to End Gendered Islamophobia brings together HEART, the Justice for Muslims Collective and Vigilant Love to build analysis, tools, and power to dismantle Gendered Islamophobia. The Partnership to End Gendered Islamophobia convened over 20 individuals from across the nation to share space over two days and center the conversation on the 19th anniversary of 9/11 on the impacts of the War on Terror with a gendered lens. This report shares collective learnings from that space.