The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) is responding to an urgent call to action from Muslim mothers across Canada. CCMW has initiated a unique forum, leaving it to Muslim youth from across Canada to organize. It is an opportunity for them to explore what it means to be a Canadian Muslim and the many paths they can travel on the road to citizenship, without taking dangerous detours.
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We would also like to express our trepidation regarding the scope of the inquiry and what the Coalition seems to view as ‘Antisemitic’. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica the term Semite includes “Arabs, Akkadians, Canaanites, some Ethiopians, and Aramaean tribes including Hebrews.” However, it appears the scope of the inquiry is restricted to studying discrimination against only members of the Jewish faith.
Five Canadian Muslim women including Don Valley East MP Yasmin Ratansi, are the recipients of the 2009 Women Who Inspire Awards for their commitment to women’s equality and their work in fostering diversity and inclusion.
The Awards, to be presented by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) at the Noor Cultural Centre on Sunday, May 24, recognize Canadian Muslim women who have made a difference in the lives of others in Canada and around the world.
At its fall 2006 conference, the CCMW launched a scholarship to mark its 25th anniversary in 2007 and to honour Dr. Lila Fahlman, educator, philanthropist and the founder of the Council. Dr. Fahlman, who dedicated her life to public service, was a trailblazer for Muslim women in civic life. In 1971, she ran for public office on the New Democratic Party ticket in a federal election.
The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) has expanded its family of scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to Muslim women pursuing post-secondary programs in education, social sciences, social justice, media and the arts.
The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) has released a compendium of three research papers on the theme of Canadian Muslim Women at the Crossroads: From Integration to Segregation? According to various studies by CCMW, Muslim women tend to be disengaged from civic and political life in Canada. Despite high levels of education, they are also more likely to be underemployed or absent from the labour force.
The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) is honouring Canadian Muslim Women who have made a difference in the lives of others in Canada and elsewhere. CCMW is bestowing its first-ever awards to Muslim “Women Who Inspire”, to provide role models for girls and women and promote a positive image of Canadian Muslim women.
The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) is now accepting applications for the Dr. Lila Fahlman Scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year. The scholarship was launched at CCMW’s fall conference in Ottawa to honour Dr. Lila Fahlman, educator, philanthropist and the founder of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women.
The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW), will launch the first publication of its kind in Canada, Muslim and Canadian Family Law: A Comparative Primer, at its national conference this Saturday, November 18, in Ottawa. The Primer is designed to provide information comparing Muslim and Canadian family laws to a range of audiences, including Muslim women, lawyers, social service providers, students, and the judiciary.
A new report released by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW), Engaging Muslim Women: Issues and Needs, reveals Canadian Muslim women’s affinity and affection for Canada but a lack of engagement in the political, social and economic life of the country.
Prominent national Canadian Muslim organizations and umbrella groups have signed an unprecedented Statement praising Canada’s collective response to the cartoon controversy, saying Canada has “made Canadian Muslims proud.”
The Canadian Council of Muslim Women, along with the coalition of over 50 sister organizations, commends the Premier of Ontario for his announcement today that no religious laws will be allowed in private legally binding arbitration for family matters.
Muslim women are more likely to experience discrimination than Canadian women of other faith communities and remain on the fringes of political power in Canada, according to two groundbreaking reports released today by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW).
The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) expresses disappointment in Marion Boyd’s report on Ontario’s 1991Arbitration Act – which the former NDP Government, with Ms. Boyd as a Cabinet minister made law. CCMW intends to hold elected Ontario MPPs and their officials accountable for the damage that will be done if Ms. Boyd’s recommendations are not seriously questioned.
Muslim women in Canada are highly educated yet experience higher rates of underemployment and unemployment compared to other women in the country, according to a report to be released this weekend by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW). The report entitled, Muslim Women: Beyond the Perceptions, is the first study of its kind and presents a demographic profile of Canadian Muslim women that challenges many of the myths and stereotypes associated with this segment of the Canadian population.