Author: The Green Room and Richard Awid
Source: Yeg Tales
Soraya Hafez, ex-President of CCMW’s Edmonton Chapter and important figure in working tirelessly to preserve Canada’s first mosque, Al Rashid, was featured in an illustrated story on the mosque’s history. The stories and the people behind the establishment and historical development of Al Rashid are what make the mosque what it is today – a space that “stands as a place of culture, faith, education and community,” where the social fabric welcomes everything from weddings to social gatherings to interfaith dialogue. Read the full illustrated story by clicking here.
Author: Alia Hogben
Source: Kingston Whig-Standard
KINGSTON – When I say that I often feel blessed and fortunate, people are bemused because many negative events have happened in our personal lives and in the lives of many Muslims. I don’t ignore these but I believe that to move forward we must focus on the many positives, rather than becoming mired in so much pervasive anti- this and anti- that.
Though difficult to do, we cannot always feel like victims; we can also rise up as survivors. I know Canadian Muslims are committed to collaborating with our fellow citizens for the common good.
For many individual Muslims, who are facing discrimination at school and at work, it is difficult to turn their attention away from this and move forward. I am sure for the families affected by the terrible killings at the Quebec mosque there is too much pain to see any positives. But there are those of us,in the Muslim communities who must consider the future and build on the active support being provided to us by our fellow citizens. This includes our own reactions to polls that show the discomfort and prejudice against us.
The ongoing controversy regarding Motion 103, on Islamophobia, presented by a Muslim MP, is pathetic, demonstrating exactly the anti-Muslim discrimination she wants to eliminate. I don’t need to add to this discussion as enough has been said.
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Source: Women’s UN Report Network
Inter-Parliamentary Union & UN Women – A unique visual tool to capture women’s participation in executive government and in parliament, the map of Women in Politics not only provides a country ranking for both ministerial and parliamentary representation, but also statistics on women in political leadership positions – Heads of State or government, women Speakers of Parliament, as well as ministerial portfolios held by women throughout the world. Borders are depicted and used on the map in order to present data. They are not the expression of any opinion concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or concerning the delimitation of frontiers or boundaries. Keep Reading »
Source: National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
In the following you will find community resources and tool-kits prepared by NNEDV in relation to its Safety Net Project.
Technology has a major impact on survivors of abuse. It can be used by a victim to access help, to strategically maintain safety and privacy, and to remain connected to family and friends. It is often used to prove guilt and hold offenders accountable. Yet, technology, in its various forms, is also misused by abusers and perpetrators in crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking. Keep Reading »