It is not a big surprise that incidents of hate crime have gone up. According to the Statistics Canada Report, Muslim women and Jewish women bear the brunt of being targets of hate crimes. 53% of all victims were women. It has been an unfortunate reality with an increase in reported incidents. Being victims of… Read more »
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On June 13, 2017, CCMW – Ottawa took part in a press conference on Parliament Hill with the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and other faith groups and representatives. This press conference was in response to the 2015 Hate Crime Statistics about incidents reported to the police. A statement from CCMW was read out…. Read more »
On June 9, 2017, Farhat from CCMW – Ottawa and three other members of MOMS group met with Mr. Howard Sapers, the Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform to the Ontario Government. They expressed their support for his recent report and recommendations for reform of Ontario’s Correctional System, and pledged their vigilance and advocacy for basic human… Read more »
On June 3, CCMW – Ottawa held an open iftar in collaboration with Ottawa Valley Unity Mosque (OVUM) and Universalist Muslims (UM). It was a gender-equal iftar where a woman led the prayer and the breaking of the fast. The iftar was attended by over forty people and represented the inclusive and sharing spirit of… Read more »
The Montreal and Ottawa Chapter Jointly celebrated the leadership of Alia Hogben, CCMW’s Executive Director, at a luncheon in her honour and presented her with a commemorative photo frame.
Ottawa chapter members attended The Ottawa Muslim Women’s Organization’s annual Festival of Friendship fundraising dinner. The beneficiary will be the Shano Bejkosalaj Memorial Research Bursary For Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre. Keynote speaker is Cindy Blackstock, Exec. Dir. First Nations’ Child and Family Caring Society.
The Ottawa International Writers’ Festival hosted a book launch: The Muslimah who Fell to Earth, by Samina S. Hussein. Other writers featured are Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui, Ottawa chapter member, and Hanan Abdulkadir of Montreal. http://www.writersfestival.org/events/spring-2017/book-launch-the-muslimah-who-fell-to-earth-with-ferrukh-faruqui-janetta-munirah-maclean-hanan-abdulmalik-and-saima-s.-hussain
Fatma Maged, a member of the Ottawa chapter, is also a member of Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign of the Ottawa group of volunteer Grannies, under the Stephen Lewis Foundation. She helped to organize the Granny Gathering of 2017, and sewed dozens of cloth bags given out to participant members. The Gathering is a celebration of… Read more »
CCMW Ottawa and Montreal chapter members met MP Iqra Khalid in April 2017 to show their support for all her work towards M-103.
Author: Kathryn Greenaway Source: Montreal Gazette It’s been over two months since a lone gunman opened fire during prayers at a Quebec City mosque, killing six and wounding 19. Over the past week, Muslim leaders stepped forward to thank elected officials in Montreal and Ottawa for demonstrating leadership by speaking out against intolerance and Islamophobia in the weeks following… Read more »
Author: Kathryn Greenaway Source: Montreal Gazette I don’t wear a scarf in public. That way people don’t hate you as much. I know young Muslim families who won’t give their babies Muslim names because they don’t want them to be bullied. – Amira Elias, vice-president of the Montreal chapter of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women… Read more »
Author: Shala Khan Salter (CCMW Ottawa Chapter Member, Director – Universalist Muslims) Source: Huffington Post This week, Ottawa City Council holds an information review, respecting a move to designate Ottawa to be a sanctuary city. Called “largely-symbolic” by some, a sanctuary city ensures all residents have access to municipal services, regardless of immigration status, without… Read more »
Author: Shahla Khan Salter (CCMW Ottawa Member, Director – Universalist Muslims) Source: Huffington Post Recently, Junaid Jahangir wrote a blog arguing that Muslim women can marry outside the faith. Junaid quoted 10 modern-day authorities and mentioned that Universalist Muslims and a few other organizations who are seated outside the traditional Islamic establishment, serve the Muslim… Read more »
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 »
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 »