CCMW’s innovative projects and toolkits have been developed with leading experts, practitioners and activists in order to address the practical needs of Muslim communities and ensure lasting social change. To date all have yielded positive impacts. The CCMW marriage contract toolkit has been used in a number of social service workshops across the country. In 2012 we had the opportunity to extend our highly successful My Canada project to an inter-faith, inter-cultural cross-Canada initiative. Aptly called the Common Ground Project, the central tenet of this project is to find common ground across faiths and cultures. Our most recent projects include the Trillium funded project on Women in Niqab Speak, our Violence Against Women: Health and Justice for Canadian Muslim Women with the Status of Women Canada and the Mussawah Project.
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CCMW representatives have also presented policy briefs, consultations and testimonials at Federal and Governmental hearings and international conferences, some of which include the Beijing Conference on Women, the World Conference Against Racism (Durban, South Africa) consultation for Canada’s Anti-Terror Legislation (Bill C-36), the 4th Parliament of World Religions (Barcelona, Spain), the Public Hearing Committee for Religious Arbitration in Ontario, the Mussawah Global Meeting (Kuala Lampur, Malaysia), the Public Hearing Committee for Quebec’s Bill 94, the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism, an Affidavit for the BC government on Polygamy, The OSCE Conference on Combating Discrimination and Promoting Mutual Respect and Understanding (Bucharest, Romania), The OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) (Warsaw, Poland), the Family Violence Conference and most recently the UN’s 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (New York, USA).