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CCIB, Statistics Report 2017 (Rapport Chiffres 2017)

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation


Belgium, Collective against Islamophobia in Belgium (Collectif Contre l’Islamophobie en Belgique (CCIB))

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia

Target Population

Muslims Religious minorities

Key findings

In 2017, the CCIB dealt with 44 files related to islamophobia (63%) that were contrary to anti-discrimination law (28 for discrimination, 5 for hate crime and 11 for incitement of hatred), 20 files (29%) did not constitute a violation of anti-discrimination law. 31% of the files related to abuse of public power, including inter alia, restriction from wearing a veil on identity cards or in accessing education or professional training, in hospitals or laboratory or court rooms. 3 out of 4 victims identified were female, accentuating the gendered aspect of islamophobic incidents. The report provides recommendations and identifies 12 good practices that assist in effectively fighting islamophobia.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The quantitative analysis is premised upon the 72 files that were received in 2017, 78% of open files were closoed and 22% of files were ongoing in 2018.

Sample details and representativeness

72 files opened by the CCIB in 2017.

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