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Guiding Principles

  • We are guided by the Quranic message of God’s mercy and justice, and of the equality of all persons, and that each person is directly answerable to God.
  • We value a pluralistic society, and foster the goal of strength and diversity within a unifying vision and the values of Canada. Our identity of being Muslim women and of diverse ethnicity and race is integral to being Canadian.
  • As Canadians, we abide by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the law of Canada.
  • We believe in the universality of human rights, which means equality and social justice, with no restrictions or discrimination based on gender or race.
  • We are vigilant in safeguarding and enhancing our identity and our rights to make informed choices amongst a variety of options.
  • We acknowledge that CCMW is one voice amongst many who speak on behalf of Muslim women, and that there are others who may represent differing perspectives.
  • We aim to be actively inclusive and accepting of diversity among ourselves, as Muslim women.