Media Advisory - Women Who Inspire Awards and scholarship brunch

GANANOQUE, ON, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) will hold its annual scholarship fundraiser and Women Who Inspire Awards brunch on Sunday, September 28, 2014.  Scholarships and awards will be presented to five outstanding Canadian Muslim Women.

The event features a keynote address by Judy Rebick on the theme of Equality in Employment:  Are We There Yet?  Ms. Rebick is a renowned women's rights activist, founder of, and former head of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women.  Economist and statistician Dr. Daood Hamdani and equity and human rights expert Dr. Karen Mock will reflect on Muslim women's employment outcomes and lessons learned from thirty years of employment equity.

Report launch

The Council will also release its latest publication, Canadian Muslim Women: A Decade of Change 2001 to 2011, by Dr. Daood Hamdani. The report reveals that much has changed demographically for Canadian Muslim Women but one fact remains constant:  their rate of unemployment and underemployment.  In fact, the report shows that the situation has worsened.

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014

Time: 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Location Novotel Toronto North York, 3 Park Avenue, Toronto

SOURCE: Canadian Council of Muslim Women

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