Brussels, 2 February 2023 (TDI): The European Commission appointed a new coordinator to better address the issue related to Anti-muslim hatred which is on the rise in Europe.

The recent incidents which happened in front of the Turkish Embassy in Sweden and Denmark seriously raised concerns among Muslims around the globe.

The European Parliament and Commission are highly surprised and shocked to see the anguish and hatred among European citizens for Muslims.

To better address the situation, European Commission has taken on board a very talented Marion Lalisse to combat Anti-Muslim hatred at all levels better.

The coordinator will work closely with Member States, European institutions, civil society, and academia to strengthen policy responses.

President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi also appreciated this initiative in his tweet on Wednesday.

Lalisse was also warmly welcomed by the Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli. Helena said that it is high time to fight anti-Muslim hatred in all areas of life including education, employment, and social policy.

There is a high need to gather data and tackle anti-Muslim hatred at all levels. Talking to Twitter, Lalisse said she was honored to be appointed as the new EU Coordinator for combating anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination.

She said that it was an important topic that required joint efforts and commitment. It is worth noting that Lalisse graduated from the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London, the College of Europe, and the University of Toulouse Le Mirail.

She served as Deputy EU Ambassador to Yemen and Chargé d’Affaires. She held different positions at the EU Delegations to Ghana, Mauritania, and Morocco and within the EU aid program for the Turkish-Cypriot community.

An experienced EU civil servant, she has significant experience in working closely with a wide range of civil society organizations inside the EU and in the Muslim world.

The hiring of a competent coordinator is an essential step to collect the data and root out the incidents of anti-Muslim hatred in Europe.

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Zartasha Niazi
Ms. Zartasha Niazi is Communication, Advocacy, and Media expert who working with development and humanitarian both national and international organizations for the last 13 years. Her areas of expertise include designing and developing robust communications strategies including positioning of social media, storytelling, and filmmaking on both humanitarian and development issues and advocating for the rights of women and marginalized segments of society. During her services to CARE International in Pakistan, she awarded with "Best Communicator Award" from CARE Global. She is currently leading the Action for Impact. Started her career in 2008, She has traveled to Switzerland, and represented Pakistan at United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland several times to advocate and communicate the rights of the marginalized. Through her innovative approach, she initiated various campaigns in different organizations on Gender Equality, Maternal Reproductive Health, and WASH. In addition, she is associated with National Youth Assembly, Women Democratic Front, and Every Women Treaty. Her poetic blog book “Words of Wisdom” was recently published, in which she tried to come up with inspirational quotes and poetry for women's empowerment, humanity, and peace. Her other publications include articles on women empowerment and climate change, Policy Monitor on the implementation of 18th Constitutional Amendment, Human Rights Report 2009 Jammu & Kashmir, FAFEN Fortnightly Newsletter, CARE Quarterly Newsletter, Pakistan Humanitarian Forum weekly bulletin, quarterly newsletter, and monthly reports, Infographics to Eradicate Poverty, Documentaries on gender equality and sexual and reproductive health, and several research briefs.