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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.

CCMW Montreal: A Montreal Muslim’s letter to Santa Claus

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to wake up and not find the word “Muslims” in the news — especially if it’s about Muslims in Quebec. News, be it good or bad, is part of life, but what I am referring to is the importance placed on trivia that neither informs nor entertains, but fans the flames… 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 »

Canadian Muslims commemorate international day of persons with disabilities

Source: Iqra Canadian Muslims commemorated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Saturday, December 3 at a breakfast gathering at the Braeben Golf Club in Mississauga. “There are at least 150,000 Muslims with disabilities in Canada alone,” Rabia Khedr, Executive director, CAM-D – Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities, told the gathering. “About 24,000… Read more »

I Am Rohingya: A Documentary

In the summer of 2015, a group of Rohingya refugee youth (ages 8-22) from Kitchener, Ontario decided enough was enough. No longer would the plight of their people be ignored by the media and the international community. Together, they opted to share the stories of their families’ harrowing escape from Burma, chronicling what life is like living in a refugee camp and portraying the struggles of resettling in a new country.

Canada’s 1st hijabi anchor hopes to change stereotype

Author: Dina al-Shibeeb Source: Al-Arabiya Ginella Massa, who on Friday became the first Canadian woman donning the Islamic veil covering the hair known as hijab, told Al Arabiya English that she hopes this will change “misconceptions” about Muslim women. “I hope being on air in the hijab can help change perceptions about what Muslim women can do… Read more »

Faith First mosque in Manitoba celebrates 40th anniversary, changes name

Author: Kevin Rollason Source: Winnipeg Free Press The Hazelwood Mosque — the first in Manitoba — is celebrating its 40th anniversary by changing its name to the Pioneer Mosque. Idris Elbakri, president of the Manitoba Islamic Association, said Sunday the new name is a nod to the handful of Muslim families living in Winnipeg at the time that… 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 »