Muslim Millennials Breaking Barriers for Human Dignity

VANCOUVER, Nov. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - On Nov 4, 2016 the IDRF (International Development and Relief Foundation) Dignity Tour lands in Vancouver after launching in Toronto on Sept 30.  The Tour is a series of Mixers that aim to engage Muslim millennials & social democrats across Canada to learn about the work of IDRF both their Emergency and Disaster Relief work as well as their Development projects around the world with a particular focus on how they are breaking barriers to ensure that all people live with Dignity.

Each event highlights a different sector of IDRFs work. Now heading to Vancouver, this event will highlight the work of IDRF and the supports they provide to women and girls and their empowerment so that they too can live a life with dignity.

In recent days many schools have been shut down in East Africa due to a drought that has led to the closure of a number of girls' schools simply because the need for harvesting water is greater for the family to survive. IDRF is committed to raising funds to support the "Girls of East Africa" through a new campaign that they will be launching in early November. This is one example of how IDRF is committed to supporting both women and girls, as well as their families, so that they can survive and thrive without sacrificing their future development.

A series of short talks will be given by some of Vancouver's female leaders including Niki Sharma, Lawyer, Contributor to Huffington Post and member of the Womens' Advisory Committee for the City of Vancouver. Also in attendance will be Yasmine Youssef, House Operator for Nisaa Homes (The only Muslim Womens' Shelter in Vancouver).

The emcee will be Farheen Khan, Director, Fund Development & External Affairs of IDRF. Farheen is an author, activist and a former Federal MP Candidate.

Encouraged to network, attendees will enjoy finger foods and mocktails & live music as they network with likeminded individuals and a lineup of esteemed guests.

Towards the end of the evening, attendees will be invited to participate and register teams for the upcoming IDRF Dignity Walk in May 2017 (

Members of the Media are asked to attend.

About IDRF:

IDRF (International Development and Relief Foundation) is a Canadian registered charitable organization dedicated to empowering the disadvantaged people of the world. IDRF provides effective humanitarian aid and sustainable development programs, without discrimination, based on the Islamic principles of human dignity, self-reliance, and social justice. (

SOURCE International Development & Relief Foundation

For further information: For Media inquiries contact: Farheen Khan, Director, Fund Development & External Affairs, International Relief & Development Foundation (IDRF), | 289-926-1850


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