Violence Against Women: Health and Justice for Canadian Muslim Women

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Pamela Cross

The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) is a national non-profit organization whose overarching mission is to ensure the equality, equity and empowerment of Muslim women. Founded in 1982, the organization has drawn upon faith and social justice for the betterment of Canadian society. For over 30 years CCMW has proudlyadvocated on behalf of Muslim women and their families and developed projects that enrich the identity of Canadian-Muslims, encourage civic engagement, empower communities and lastly promote inter-cultural and inter-religious understanding.

CCMW has released “Violence Against Women: Health and Justice for Canadian Muslim Women" written by Pamela Cross and funded by the Status of Women Canada.  The publication focuses on four forms of violence: domestic violence, femicide (honour based violence), forced marriage and female genital cutting/mutilation (FGM/FGC) and analyzes the international and Canadian context of these practices and their impact on Muslim communities.

The four essays found in this book provide the reader with an in depth discussion of the existing and possible legal, policy and community practices to combat VAW and represents a call to action for policy makers, community leaders, service providers, legal professionals, health care practitioners, as well as Muslims and non-Muslims alike. (Source: CCMW 2013)

To access the publication on the CCMW's website, please click here.  The document is also available for download below.

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Canadian Council of Muslim Women

Telephone: 613.382.2847