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Woman chooses to wear niqab

Author: Alia Hogben Source: Whig Column   The recent passing of the Quebec Bill 62 into law has affected Muslims, especially Canadian Muslim women who wear the niqab or full face covering. Amongst other restrictions, they will receive no public services or be allowed to use public transportation. The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) has been… Read more »

Statement by MP Yasmin Ratansi

I unreservedly and sincerely apologize for comments I made recently in response to questions around sexual harassment on parliament hill. Any form of harassment, sexism or language encouraging victim shaming have absolutely no place in our public discourse and in our society.  As a woman in politics, who has overcome many obstacles throughout my career, often… Read more »

Letter to Premier Couillard

October 23, 2017 The Honourable Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec Mercier Building, 3rd floor 835 boul. Rene-Levesque East Quebec G1A 1B4   Re:BILL 62   Dear Premier,   We, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW), are committed to the equality, equity and empowerment of all Canadian Muslim women. We are concerned about your government’s… Read more »

CCMW’s Statement on the Issue of Sexual Harassment

On Saturday, October 21,2017, CCMW held a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and of CCMW. A panel of women leaders were asked to consider the question of how far have women come in 2017. The issue of sexual harassment of women and girls was raised. The discussion was difficult and aroused strong emotions… Read more »

Muslim ‘religious’ family laws

Author: Alia Hogben Source: Kingston Whig-Standard Far too often our organization, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, gets frantic, sad calls from Muslim women asking about family laws. They are confused about which family laws apply to them in Canada. They are often told that Muslim family laws are religiously mandated and apply in all… Read more »

CCMW’s 35th Anniversary Celebration on Parliament Hill!

Come to Parliament Hill for a CCMW anniversary celebration hosted by Honourable Maryam Monsef, Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Honourable Salma Ataullahjan, Honourable Marilou McPhedran, Ms. Yasmin Ratansi, Mr. Ali Ehsassi, Mr. Marwan Tabbara, Mr. Arif Virani, and Ms. Salma Zahid! Email nishat@mariloumcphedran.com to RSVP

Young, Muslim and Canadian: A Discussion with Canadian Leaders

You don’t want to miss Senator McPhedran’s FREE youth circle titled Young, Muslim and Canadian: A Discussion with Canadian Leaders. Visit ccmw35youth.eventbrite.ca for your free and student rate tickets for all of CCMW’s 35th anniversary events! Refreshments will be served.   On October 21, 2017 from 4:00PM – 5:00PM the CCMW National and the Office of the Honourable Senator Marilou McPhedran in partnership with: The Canadian-Muslim Vote… Read more »

CCMW’s 35th Anniversary

We have exciting events lined up to celebrate 35 years of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms! Join us as we celebrate 35 years of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women and Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms! Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Don Valley Hotel & Suites:… Read more »

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22

We cordially invite you to join the Canadian Council of Muslim Women’s 35th anniversary celebration weekend on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22!   Saturday will feature a full-day conference with renowned speakers and interactive workshops followed by a celebration banquet with a silent auction, inspiring keynote speaker, and live entertainment!   Sunday’s celebration involves the… Read more »

Examining cosmopolitanism by Alia Hogben

From the Kingston Whig-Standard KINGSTON – How to write one column when such a maelstrom of ideas is whirling in one’s mind!   How about writing on the controversial topic of “cultural appropriation” or, more accurately, “misappropriation” or has too much already been said? What about immigration and the questions around accommodation, assimilation or integration,… Read more »

Equality, Equity, Empowerment

Author: Alia Hogben Source: Kingston Whig-Standard This is a significant year as it marks the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and of our organization, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women. The Charter has had a pervasive influence on women and their rights, so it is an opportune time to hold… Read more »

Contribute to the Journal of Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies (JCACS)

Sheri Zhang, a professor of Asian Studies and Director at uOttawa Chinese Japanese Language and Culture Centre is looking for research articles on how to improve school curriculum to addressing Islamophobia through the Journal of Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies (JCACS) special edition on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary. If you are interested in this… Read more »

Celebrating Community! Privately Sponsored Refugees

A number of settlement agencies serving immigrants in the Peel Region – Peel Multicultural Council, Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services, Afghan Women’s Organization, Newcomer Center of Peel, and the Local Immigration Partnership in Peel (Peel Newcomer Strategy Group), have collaboratively organized an exclusive event for private sponsoring groups and privately sponsored refugees (PSRs). The objective… Read more »