International Campaign against Sharia Court in Canada.
It has been a year since the International Campaign against Sharia Court in Canada, called for a day of protest, nationally and internationally, against faith based courts in Ontario. The protestors wanted the Ontario to remove family law from the 1991 Arbitration Act.
The Campaign worked hard to inform the general public and the ministries in charge about the high risks of permitting Sharia courts in Ontario. Unfortunately, despite all the warnings, the government of Ontario has not taken a clear position to prevent the interference of religious institutions in the judicial system.
We call upon all concerned individuals and progressive organizations to join us in opposing the Ontario Arbitration Act 1991 which allows religion to interfere in
Join us! Together, let us raise our collective voice for progressive change! We can and must make a difference!
Toronto: Queen's Park , Ontario Legislature, (time, 12–2 Pm)
Homa Arjomand, Coordinator of International Campaign against Sharia Court in Canada, www.nosharia.com
June Callwood, Writer, journalist and founder /co-founder of over 50 social action organizations
Sally Armstrong, Journalist, an Amnesty International award winner, human rights activist
Irshad Manji, The author of The Trouble with Islam,. www.muslim-refusenik.comt
Mahmood Ahmadi, human right activist, spokesperson of federation of Iranian refugee
Tarek FatahElka Enola , women's right activist, representative of The Humanist Association of Canada , Spokesperson of Canadian Muslim Congress
Issam Shukri, Head of "the Defense of Secularism and Civil Rights in Iraq - DSCRI"
Bonnie Dimond, Executive Director National Association of Women and the Law
Khayal Ibrahim, Spokesperson from Women's liberation in Iraq, activist for women's rights in Iraq, counselor for abused women
Samira Mohyeddin, Women's right activist, MA candidate at the Institute for Women's Studies and Gender Studies and the Middle Eastern Studies department at the University of Toronto.
Rita Smith, President of the Toronto-Danforth Progressive Conservative riding
Justin Trottier, President of The Secular Alliance of Toronto University
Bev LeFrancois, Peace/ Women's Rights Activist
contact: Homa Arjomand, 416-737-9500
Ottawa: Parliament, (time, 12-2 PM)Speakers:
Soheila Bayani, Women's Rights activist, Event coordinator of International Campaign against Sharia Court in Canada-Ottawa
Elizabeth Cuddy, Human rights activist
David Aram, Spokesperson of the International Federation of Iranian Refugees- Ottawa
David Bleakney; Representative of the National Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Sheila Ayala; women's right activist, representative of The Humanist Association of Canada-Ottawa
Anu Bose; PhD , Executive Director & Project Mgr. NOIVMWC
Josiane Juegouo ; from the Mouvement ontarien des femmes immigrantes francophones (MOFIF)
Mila Younes ; Fédération nationale des femmes canadiennes françaises (FNFCF)Denise Veilleux ; Union des forces progressistes
Contact: Soheila Bayani (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vancouver: 800 Hornby (in front of Family Court) downtown
Contact: Zari Asli, 604-727-8986
Contact: Abass Mohammdadi (email@example.com
Montreal: devant le complex Guy Favreau Bd Rene Levesque O Montreal
Date: September 8th , time: 12 – 1 PM
organisee par L,Association des Femmes Iraniennes de Montreal
Appuyee par : La Federation des Femmes du Quebec.
Contact: Elahe Machouf, firstname.lastname@example.org
Waterloo:100 Rittenhouse Dr. Kitchener (time, 7-9 PM)
contact: Heidy Schmidt, email@example.com at 518-291-5480
England : London , Canadian High Commission, 38 Grosvenor Street , ( Bond Street Tube)
Contact: Sohaila Sharifi at 447719111738, firstname.lastname@example.org
Germany: Dusseldorf In front of Canadian Consulate
Contact: Mina Ahadi, at 4917775692413, minaAhadi@aol.com
Sweden: Stockholm, In front of Canadian Embassy.
Contact: Mahin Alipour at 0046707777313, email@example.com
Sweden: Gutenberg: Brunnsparken K1Contact: Shahla Nori at 0046737262622, firstname.lastname@example.org
Holland: Canadian Embassy, Sophialaan 7, 2514 JP `S-Gravenhage ,( DENHAAG)
contact: Sorosh Ebrahimi, at 0031-(0) 61324331, email@example.com
France: Canadian Embassy, 35 avenue Montaigne 75008, Paris
Contact: Michèle Vianès, at 06 10 39 94 87, firstname.lastname@example.org