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The Al Rashid Mosque

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… Read more »

Women in Politics: 2017 – Map Resource – Progress of Women in Government Leadership Continues to Be Slow

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… Read more »

Tech vs Abuse: Research Findings

Authors: Chayn Snook and SafeLives Domestic abuse takes many forms: psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional, with control and coercion at its heart. Its impact on individuals and families is profound and long-lasting. Every year, over two million people experience domestic abuse. This includes 100,000 people who are at high risk of murder and serious… Read more »

Why are Jewish Groups Not Speaking Up for Muslims?

Authors: Dr. Barbara Landau and Shahid Akhtar Source: Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims As Co-Chairs of the Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims, we are deeply saddened by the competition for victimhood unleashed by the response to M-103. Standing up for each other – and against all forms of racism and hatred has been our mandate… Read more »

Lived Experience: Understanding Families Impacted by Incarceration

Author: Farhat Rehman Source: The Vanier Institute Incarceration has an impact on thousands of families across Canada. When a person is sentenced to time in prison, their families are often profoundly affected; they are separated from a son, daughter, sibling, parent or other relative. Feelings of stigma, guilt and shame are common, and can be… Read more »

Women’s groups want Ottawa to be a sanctuary city

Author: Ryan Tumilty Source: Metro News (President of Ottawa chapter Farhat Rehman and chapter member Shahla Khan Salter represented CCMW to call for the recognition of Ottawa as a sanctuary city for immigrants, refugees and migrant workers. The following article details the event.) A coalition of women’s shelters, sexual assault centres , and other women’s groups are… Read more »

You know there’s a problem when you get 50,000 anti-Muslim emails in your inbox

Author: Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui (Toronto Chapter Member) Source: National Observer There has been a lot of confusion surrounding calls in Canada’s Parliament to denounce Islamophobia. Some critics are trying to mislead people about a formal motion on the issue in the House of Commons. They’ve been making it seem as though this motion was somehow part… Read more »

Muslim youth make house calls in Moose Jaw as national outreach continues

Source: Radio Canada International Author: Carmel Kilkenny Muslim young people were visiting homes in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan yesterday in an effort to dispel the myths and misunderstandings about the second-largest religion, after Christianity, in the world. Ahmadi Muslims come from an Islamic religious movement established in Punjab, British India, near the end of the 19th… Read more »

Conversations on Islam: Talks at University of Winnipeg to spread knowledge, banish myths

Source: CBC News A University of Winnipeg religion professor says Winnipeg isn’t immune to Islamophobia, but hopes he and others can disarm it at a panel discussion on the subject on Monday. “Very simply put, I hope that if people can understand more about the Islamic tradition, historically and today, that we can sort of defuse… Read more »

Proposal on Promoting Gender Equality in Employment Against the Backdrop of the Universal Two-Child Policy

Author: Hewater Liu Source: Women of China As the main body of reproduction and key component of human resources, women have undertaken a huge mission in both childbearing and social production. Chinese women and their families were thrilled about the prospect of bearing a second child, when the universal two-child policy was officially adopted in… Read more »

Nigeria’s Emir of Kano tries to shake up family law

Source: News 24 Kano – As a traditional ruler, the Emir of Kano is expected to dispense sage advice in matters temporal and spiritual to his legions of followers across Muslim-majority northern Nigeria. Like his counterparts dotted across the vast country of 180 million, he is the proud guardian of the past and the customs that… Read more »

India’s Dark Secret

Author: Harinder Baweja Source: Hindustan Times Imagine being taken to a room in a dark decrepit building. Imagine being pinned down on the floor. Imagine your underwear being taken off. Imagine seeing a knife being heated on the gas stove. Imagine the same hot knife slicing your clitoris. Imagine young girls shrieking in pain.  The… Read more »

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Source: UN Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Unfortunately, women and girls continued to be… Read more »

Ottawa: Chapter member Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui speaks at a Press Conference on Quebec Shooting

Source: CPAC On February 8, 2017, Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui, member of the CCMW’s Ottawa chapter represented CCMW at a press conference on the deadly attack at a Quebec City mosque, alongside representatives of the National Council of Canadian Muslims and other community leaders. Speakers called on the Canadian government to take concrete measures against Islamophobia, racism, and discrimination,… Read more »