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09/02/2014

Women in Niqab Speak: A Study of the Niqab in Canada

Auteur : Millennia2015

Source : Dr. Lynda Clarke & the Canadian Council of Muslim Women

 

 

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Women in Niqab Speak: A Study of the Niqab in Canada

Dr. Lynda Clarke & the Canadian Council of Muslim Women

 

Very few pieces of faith based clothing in Canada have ignited as much impassioned debates as the Muslim practice of the niqab. Covering the woman's body and hair and leaving only the eyes visible, the niqab has often been problematized as a symbol of Islamic extremism, women's oppression and lastly the failure of Muslims to integrate. The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) is no stranger when it comes to addressing the very issues that affect Canadian Muslim communities, including debates concerning Muslim women and their choice of dress. Committed to the equality, equity, empowerment and diversity of Muslim women and their voices, for more than 30 years the national organization has delivered community based projects and advocated on behalf of Muslim women and their families. CCMW has previously issued position papers about the niqab and also presented our statements to government bodies.  This has resulted in the media, policy officials, community organizations and other inquiring minds asking the Council to weigh in on the debate.


This study can be seen as a response to this growing national conversation and a reflection of CCMW's values and continued commitment to the plurality of Muslim communities. It represents

an attempt to cast light on the existing agency of and provide space for Canadian Muslim women who wear the niqab to speak for themselves. This study is not intended to dwell upon the religious or theological basis of the practice itself, but rather it is first and foremost about the lived experiences of the women and the diverse narratives that they have shared in their responses. The niqab itself is a complex issue and raises many questions for Muslim communities and the wider Canadian population itself. These questions do not yield simple answers, but they must be explored through open and honest discussion. 

 

 

=> Direct link to the article here: http://ccmw.com/women-in-niqab-speak-a-study-of-the-niqab-in-canada/

 

=> Direct link to the 63-page report in English here: http://ccmw.com/women-in-niqab-speak-a-study-of-the-niqab-in-canada/

 

=> Lien direct vers le rapport en français ici: http://ccmw.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/WEB_FR_WiNiqab_FINAL.pdf

 

 

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