Press Release

March 05, 2018

Islamic Relief Canada to host panel discussion on Protection of Women and Girls

Canada’s largest Muslim charity, Islamic Relief Canada, is hosting a panel discussion on the protection of women and girls to mark International Women’s Day.

The panelists include the Honourable Lisa Raitt, deputy leader of the Conservative Party; Ebyan Farah, sustainable business consultant and wife of the Honourable Ahmed Hussen; Dr. Fariha Khan, physician; and Huma Saeedi, psychotherapist and counsellor at Nisa Homes (women’s shelter).The discussion will be moderated by Reyhana Patel from Islamic Relief Canada.

This panel is being organized for International Women’s Day (officially on March 8th), a day set by the United Nations in 1975 to celebrate women’s achievements and fight against gender inequality around the world.

Reyhana Patel, Islamic Relief Canada’s Head of Public Relations says:

“Women and girls make half of the population, and are yet the most vulnerable in their society.

The theme of this discussion, power and protection of women and girls, is needed and relevant with everything that we’ve seen in the last year around the world.”

The panel will take place at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto on March 9th at 6:30 PM. Tickets are available at the charity’s website.

Notes to the Editors:

  1. To arrange for interviews and pictures 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. Islamic Relief Canada is a  member 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