Pages Categorized: CCMW National

Statement by MP Yasmin Ratansi

I unreservedly and sincerely apologize for comments I made recently in response to questions around sexual harassment on parliament hill. Any form of harassment, sexism or language encouraging victim shaming have absolutely no place in our public discourse and in our society.  As a woman in politics, who has overcome many obstacles throughout my career, often… Read more »

Letter to Premier Couillard

October 23, 2017 The Honourable Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec Mercier Building, 3rd floor 835 boul. Rene-Levesque East Quebec G1A 1B4   Re:BILL 62   Dear Premier,   We, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW), are committed to the equality, equity and empowerment of all Canadian Muslim women. We are concerned about your government’s… Read more »

CCMW’s Statement on the Issue of Sexual Harassment

On Saturday, October 21,2017, CCMW held a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and of CCMW. A panel of women leaders were asked to consider the question of how far have women come in 2017. The issue of sexual harassment of women and girls was raised. The discussion was difficult and aroused strong emotions… Read more »

CCMW Celebration Weekend Plenary Speakers

Justice Feroza Bhabha Justice Feroza Bhabha was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in 2006 where she presides over criminal matters. She was the first Muslim judge to be appointed to any court in Ontario; a notable achievement in a predominantly male-dominated profession. Her appointment is instrumental in breaking down racial barriers and paving… Read more »

Scholarship Recipients 2017

Hamdi Jimale Hamdi is currently in her final year of an undergraduate degree at UOIT. Over the course of her academic career, she has held several leadership positions at her campus, including advocating for human rights as a Campus Coordinator at Amnesty International UOIT. Off-campus, She has served as the Parliamentary Debates Competition Chair at… Read more »

Women Who Inspires 2017 Awards

Faduma Mohamed Faduma Mohamed is the Executive Director at Labour Community Services (LCS) in Toronto, Ontario. LCS is a project of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council in partnership with United Way Toronto & York Region. Faduma works long hours fundraising for those who are poverty-stricken. She unites the labour movement with the community… Read more »

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 »