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Letter to the Editor of the Canadian Jewish News: 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 »

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 »

96.9 Radio Humber Interviews Alia Hogben

On Friday February 3rd, 2017, 96.9 Humber Radio interviewed Alia Hogben regarding issues impacting Muslim women, particularly the hijab, niqab and Islamophobic government policies in the US. You may listen to the full interview below.

5 ways you can take a stand against hate right now

Author: Sarah Boesveld Source: Chatelaine This week has exposed the depth of Islamophobia that exists in North America. Six men are dead and several more injured after a gunman entered the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec mosque in Quebec City on Sunday night and opened fire during evening prayer. It happened just days after Donald Trump signed an executive order banning residents of… Read more »

As Canada Transforms, an Anti-Immigrant Fringe Stirs

Author: Craig Smith and Dan Levin Source: NY Times TORONTO — François Deschamps stepped out of his apartment building in the Limoilou neighborhood of Quebec City recently and stopped when he saw a sticker wrapped around a light pole. “Burn Your Local Mosque,” it read, around a silhouette of a Turkish-style mosque against an orange… Read more »

Take a stand against ageism – aging women

Author: Sylvia Perel Levin Source: UN Special Older persons worldwide experience discrimination and the violation of their human rights at family, community, institutional and societal levels. The unprecedented ageing of the global population means that discrimination is likely to increase. We live longer in every region of the world and it is one of the… Read more »

«L’humanité derrière l’inhumanité»

Author: Marilyne Demers Source: Metro Pancartes et lampions à la main, une centaine de personnes  de Dorval, voire tout l’Ouest-de-l’Île, ont voulu offrir leur sympathie et leur soutien envers les musulmans de la province, touchés par la fusillade au Centre culturel islamique de Québec qui a fait six morts et plusieurs blessés, dimanche. La vigile… Read more »

Letter of Statement on the Quebec Shooting

From God we come and to God we return Salaam, greetings of peace to all our friends, As Canadians and as Muslims we are horrified that Muslims in Quebec City have been gunned down while at prayers in their local mosque on Sunday January 29th, 2017. We are proud Canadians and find it incomprehensible that in our… Read more »

Campaigning against discrimination

  Author: Alia Hogben Source: Whig Column Happy New Year! Recently, our organization, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, was honoured that our government invited us to be on a panel at the U.N Forum on Anti –Muslim Discrimination on January 17/2017. As the Forum was organized by Canada, the U.S, the European Union and… Read more »

Canadian Council of Muslim Women working to end violence

Author: Carmel Kilkenny Source: CBC The Canadian Council of Muslim Women, (CCMW) completed the first session this past Saturday, training the trainers, who will deliver workshops to Muslim men and boys in an effort to end violence in the family. Sahar Zaidi, the project coordinator with the CCMW, said there were about 30 people in… Read more »

Engaging Men and Boys to End Violence in the Family on CBC Radio International

Sahar Zaidi, CCMW’s Project Coordinator gave a radio interview about CCMW’s workshop series, Engaging Men and Boys to End Violence in the Family on CBC Radio International. The following article documents the workshop and is based in part on the aforementioned interview with Sahar Zaidi.   Click here to listen to the full interview.