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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 »

Press Release: Canadian Muslim Women Who Inspire 2016

For immediate release                                                                      September 22, 2016 Canadian Muslim Women Who Inspire 2016 Toronto, ON: The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW)… Read more »

Press Release: Accommodating differences: a community conversation

For immediate release                                                                 September 22, 2016 Accommodating differences:  a community conversation Toronto, ON: The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) will tackle issues related… 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 »

Women Who Inspire 2014 – Media Advisory

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                          … 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.