As a core CMW program, TAI is designed to counter Islamophobia, racism, xenophobia and gendered Islamophobia at societal, structural, institutional and interpersonal levels. The program addresses complex race-related issues, such as gendered Islamophobia through a multipronged strategy, relying on community outreach, public education, bridge building, and advocacy.
Towards Violence Free Homes or TVFH is a core program of the Coalition of Muslim Women of KW that addresses gender-based violence (GBV) among Waterloo Region racialized Muslim women and their families.
TVFH is a culturally integrative, multilingual, GBV-focused outreach and support program in Waterloo Region.
The program is based on recurring themes noticed in CMW’s interactions with various groups of racialized Muslim women in Waterloo Region. WBW aims at providing women an opportunity to take steps toward breaking the chains of social and economic isolation that are holding them back from becoming a productive part of the community.
Our youth programming is also aimed at giving youth the chance to build a community for themselves. We do that by holding regular events and community sessions that encourage and focus on physical and mental health, vocational mentorship, educational guidance, and much more.
Another goal of YL4C is to help Muslim youth find and create an identity for themselves in the community. Youth groups have participated in Counter speech Labs to learn from local communications and marketing experts abouthow toaddress Islamophobia online.