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Letter of Statement on the Quebec Shooting

From God we come and to God we return Salaam, greetings of peace to all our friends, As Canadians and as Muslims we are horrified that Muslims in Quebec City have been gunned down while at prayers in their local mosque on Sunday January 29th, 2017. We are proud Canadians and find it incomprehensible that in our… Read more »

Homa Hoodfar

For immediate release Urgent action needed to free Professor Homa Hoodfar Toronto, ON, July 25, 2016 – The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) urges the Government of Canada to take swift action to seek freedom for Concordia University Professor Homa Hoodfar from Iran’s Evin prison. Over a month has passed since the arrest of… Read more »

Condemning the Attacks in France

-For Immediate Release- (January 12, 2015) The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) condemns the heinous attacks at the offices of Charlie Hebdo and the kosher market in Paris, France. Members of CCMW express support for the families of the innocent victims. Words are inadequate in expressing our horror and our sorrow. CCMW condemns the actions of… Read more »

Sad Day for Canadians

– For Immediate Release – (October 23, 2014) All members of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) join with our fellow Canadians in conveying our condolences to the families of Corporal Nathan Cirillo who was killed while standing guard at the Ottawa National War Memorial, and of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent who was murdered… Read more »

Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) holds media launch of its report, Women in Niqab Speak: A Study of the Niqab in Canada

For immediate release Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) holds media launch of its report, Women in Niqab Speak:  A Study of the Niqab in Canada Wednesday, February 26, 2014 – CCMW will hold its Toronto media launch of Women in Niqab Speak: A Study of the Niqab in Canada at York University on Friday, February… Read more »

Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) releases two new reports: Violence against Women: Health and Justice for Canadian Muslim Women and Women in Niqab Speak: A Study of Women Who Wear the Niqab

TORONTO, October 3, 2013 – CCMW tackles controversial topics in its latest reports:  1) violence against women and girls, particularly femicide or honour based violence, forced marriages, violence in the family, and female genital cutting/mutilation and 2) the niqab or the Muslim face-veil

2013 Women Who Inspire Award recipients to be honoured

TORONTO, October 3, 2013 – The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) is proud to honour six outstanding Canadian Muslim women who have made a positive contribution to the lives of women and girls and their communities.  CCMW will also award scholarships to deserving women who are pursuing post-secondary education.

CCMW’s International Women’s Day Message 2012

On International Women’s Day we would like to pay tribute to women worldwide who contribute to the well-being of their families, communities and countries. 2012 also marks CCMW’s 30th year of working for the equality, equity and empowerment of Canadian Muslim women. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation and applaud the hard work of all our members, past and present.

There Is No Honour In Killing

The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) condemns the murder of women in the name of family honour or for any other reason. There is zero tolerance in our faith for the murder of another human being. CCMW uses the term customary killing for this type of abhorrent crime, although this term is also not ideal, as we believe there is no honour in killing.

CCMW Launches Resources For Educators and Stakeholders

In celebration of International Women’s Day the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) has launched two resources for educators and service providers. The first, Being a Canadian Muslim Woman in the 21st Century: Educational Resource Kit, while primarily aimed at educators and teachers in the classroom, can also be used to sensitize service providers such as social workers and physicians, to issues and challenges faced by young Muslim women.. The second, MY Canada: Finding Common Ground was created by and for Muslim youth and those who want to engage with them.

Charges Under the Terrorism Act Against Three Canadian Muslim Men

Along with all Canadians, we are shocked to hear of the threats of violence being made by fellow citizens on Canadian and foreign soil. It is a matter of enormous sadness for us that the three accused men are Canadian Muslims. At this time it is futile to defend, apologize or explain that this is against Islam, but we can and do condemn the use of violence to resolve any issues, for it is well known that violence only begets more violence.