Pages Categorized: CCMW Montreal

Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award

Shaheen Ashraf, CCMW Board Member at the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award On October 8, 2015, the Quebec Community Groups Network marked the seventh anniversary of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award and the first ever presentation of the Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award, co-sponsored by CBC Montreal and… Read more »

Letter to Immigration Minister – CCMW Montreal Chapter

Source: CCMW Montreal Chapter Dear Honourable Minister, I, along with members of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW), Montreal chapter, are writing to ask you speed up the process of taking in refugees. This is an urgent matter since there are people out there in dire circumstances in need of refuge and fleeing from… Read more »

Conseil Canadien des femmes musulmanes-Montréal CCFM-Montréal en commission pour le Projet de loi n°59

Author: Samaa Elibyari Loi édictant la loi concernant la prévention et la lutte contre les discours haineux et les discours incitant à la violence et apportant diverses modifications législatives pour renforcer la protection des personnes Monsieur le président, Madame la ministre, Mesdames et Messieurs les députés de l’Assemblée nationale, Mesdames et Messieurs les auditeurs : Au… Read more »

Protest Against Charter of Quebec Values – October 13th, 2013

This protest took place on October 13, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This protest was against the Charter of Quebec Values proposed by the Marois PQ government. The comments expressed in this video are those of the speakers and are meant to reflect the diversity of opinions on this issue. CCMW’s banner can be seen… Read more »

Nous sommes Québécois

Shaheen Ashraf, CCMW National Board Member from Montreal, participated in a project titled “Nous sommes québécois”. The video spoke to the diversity of Quebec and challenges the Quebec Charter of Values. Congratulations to everyone who participated and very special thanks to Sam Bilodeau who spent countless hours filming, editing and revising.  Watch the video Nous sommes Québecois

Will the proposed secular charter help or hurt Quebec?

“Brigitte Bardot can wear a scarf on her head and work for the government and it’s a fashion statement, where if I wear a scarf it becomes political Islam.” Shaheen Ashraf, Pakistani-born Muslim who came to Quebec in 1976, one of the panel participants. Listen to the whole show here.

Virginity tests banned in Quebec

Shaheen Ashraf, from the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, said virginity tests are “archaic.” “We should be able to control our own bodies,” she said. “No one else should have the right to even think (along) those lines.” Read more: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/virginity-tests-banned-in-quebec-1.1494901#ixzz3OvOeOqW6. Watch the video here.

Quebec physicians ordered to stop performing virginity tests

Quebec’s physicians college has forbidden its members from performing virginity tests after learning of four cases in which doctors were asked to conduct the gynecological exams.

Shaheen Ashraf, from the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, said virginity tests are “archaic.”

“We should be able to control our own bodies,” she said. “No one else should have the right to even think (along) those lines.”