Press Release

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Islamic Relief Canada to host International Women’s Day event in Toronto

Islamic Relief Canada is hosting an event titled “What’s Her Problem? Women Who Dare To Be Powerful” on this coming Thursday, March 7, 2019. This event is tied to International Women’s Day and is part of the charity’s firm commitment to empowering and celebrating women in its work in Canada and around the world.

The event will begin at 6:30 PM at the Love Child Social House (69 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5V 2P6). The panelists are Dena Takruri (journalist and senior presenter, AJ+), Fatimah Jackson-Best (PhD and public health researcher), Nadia Hasan (deputy director, NCCM) and Cristina Tenaglia (reporter, CP24).

The event will also be the official launch of Islamic Relief Canada’s latest research report, titled Dishonourable Violence: Changing the Narratives on Honour and Shame Among Muslim Canadian Communities.

Islamic Relief Canada is a registered charity in Canada and a prominent Muslim NGO which works in more than 30 countries and with people of all backgrounds to provide humanitarian relief and build resilient and prosperous communities.

Notes to Editors:

  1. To arrange for interviews, pictures, videos and/or live footage of distributions, please contact Reyhana Patel – reyhana@islamicrelief.ca | 647-200-4662.
  2. Islamic Relief is an international aid and development charity that aims to alleviate the suffering of the world’s poorest people. We are members of the Humanitarian Coalition, an umbrella body for NGOs in Canada whose members are also PLAN, Oxfam, Oxfam-Quebec, CARE, Save the Children and the Canadian Lutheran World Relief.