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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22

We cordially invite you to join the Canadian Council of Muslim Women’s 35th anniversary celebration weekend on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22!   Saturday will feature a full-day conference with renowned speakers and interactive workshops followed by a celebration banquet with a silent auction, inspiring keynote speaker, and live entertainment!   Sunday’s celebration involves the… Read more »

CCMW Statement on Hate-Crime Statistics

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 »

Yahoo Canadian Mean Tweets

Project by Yahoo Canada where they asked Muslims to read about the most vile comments about Islam that could be found. Click the picture on the left to play the video.

Hateful Muslim Imams Do Not Speak For Islam

Source: Huffington Post Author: Junaid Jahangir A few weeks ago a video surfaced on YouTube about a Canadian imam who supported the death punishment for apostasy. Such videos, of which there is no dearth, capture the comments of Canadian imams who preach wife beating, condemn gays and support medieval punishments and the Caliphate. These videos stoke Islamophobia, as… Read more »

Celebrating the Order of Canada

Source: Kingston Whig-Standard Author: Wayne Grady This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian decoration. The Order was established by then governor general Roland Michener in 1967, two years after then prime minister Lester Pearson gave us the Canadian flag. Michener was the first recipient of the Order,… Read more »

Canada Visits Sweden To Talk About Inclusiveness

Author: David Johnston Source: Huff Post Politics The ovation lasted a full three minutes, and boy, was it loud. What ovation, you ask? I’m referring to the one given just over a month ago in Ottawa, Canada to Sweden native and former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson, whose No. 11 jersey was recently retired by… Read more »

Musawah’s 8th Anniversary

On February 14, 2017 Musawah celebrated its 8th anniversary. To mark this special occasion, CCMW participated by posting a video message to show our support. Watch CCMW’s board member from Calgary, Tahira Ebrahim’s message to Musawah.

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.

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 the… Read more »

High Level Forum on Combating Anti-Muslim Discrimination and Hatred – Press Summary

Source: European Union Delegation to the United Nations – New York Watch video coverage of the delegation: Part I Part II On Tuesday January 17, representatives from government, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, academia, and the private sector gathered at a High Level Forum at the United Nations to discuss ways to combat anti-Muslim discrimination and hatred. Efforts… Read more »

Letter to the Editor of the Winnipeg Free Press re: Memories of the first Mosque to open its doors in Manitoba

Author: Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui Source: Winnipeg Free Press I was delighted to read about the 40th anniversary of the first mosque in the province to open its doors. As a former Winnipegger, I have fond memories of fundraising for and growing up in the mosque. My father, Mr. Irshad Ahmad Faruqui, designed the mosque for… Read more »

Roundtable with Chair of Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission

Author: Alia Hogben, Executive Director of CCMW Thank you for including our organization, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, in this discussion with Dr. El- Aiban on Human Rights. We are very interested in this discussion regarding both Canada as well as the Muslim majority countries. Muslims have been in Canada since before our Confederation…. Read more »

Toronto Police chaplain speaks out after online comments on women’s ‘obedience’ draw concern

Author: CBC Source: Shanifa Nasser, Natalie Nanowski A newly-appointed chaplain for Toronto police is speaking out after coming under fire from the police union for comments made about marriage and women’s duties to their husbands. Musleh Khan says he appreciates the criticism of his choice of words after a 2013 webinar surfaced. Titled The Heart of the Home:… Read more »