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Letter to Prime Minister About Rohingya

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 September 11/2017. Dear Prime Minister, We have waited these last few months hoping that Myanmar would stop the genocide of its own people. Instead of ameliorating the tragic situation, the government seems to be an active party in this… Read more »

Position Statements: Violence Against Women: Health & Justice for Canadian Muslim Women

CCMW has completed its position statements on Violence Against Women and Girls, Femicide, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation (FGC/FGM). The statements are part of CCMW’s two year project Violence Against Women: Health and Justice for Canadian Muslim Women and are available for download from our Resource section

22 Community Workshops Across Canada

This Spring and Summer, CCMW chapters and community partners successfully organized 22 community workshops across Canada, which focused on violence against women and girls. The workshops were facilitated by CCMW trained women and engaged local community members, service providers, educators, law enforcement personnel, legal professionals and religious leaders to address domestic violence, forced marriage, femicide… Read more »

Why White

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Women Who Inspire Brunch and Awards Ceremony 2013

CCMW had its annual fundraising event ‘Women Who Inspire Brunch and Awards Ceremony’ on Sunday, October 6th 2013. This year the event was held at Novotel, North York, Toronto. Proceeds from the tickets go towards the Lila Fahlman Scholarship, which is named after the late Dr. Lila Fahlman, a renowned educator and founder of CCMW…. Read more »

Refusing to be silenced

There are two recent developments that are particularly discouraging for Canadian Muslims.

The first is the fact that the controversial proposed Quebec charter’s blatant racism and prejudice is sadly supported by many Canadians. The findings of the recent Angus Reid Opinion Poll of all Canadians, as quoted in Maclean’s magazine, (October 2013) found an increase in the negative attitude toward Islam, amongst non-Muslim Canadians, from 46% in 2009, to 54% in 2013.

These factors are disheartening for those of us who work toward trying to improve relationships. Still, trying to be optimistic and hopeful, I say to myself, at least half of our fellow citizens like us … glass half full or half empty.