Together Against Islamophobia
A core program of CMW, “Together Against Islamophobia” encompasses all of the programs, trainings, services, community outreach and partnerships, and bridge building activities that CMW is able to offer with its limited resources to address the challenge of growing Islamophobia and resulting hate crime and hate incidents that members of the Muslim community, particularly Muslim women are facing in Waterloo Region.
Education / Training
The Coalition of Muslim Women of KW’s ‘Together Against Islamophobia’ project provides training on issues arising from Islamophobia in Waterloo Region. This training is developed by CMW with the aim to provide not-for-profit, public and corporate sector organisations with resources to better serve their Muslim clients and to equip them to resolve contentious situations involving a Muslim staff or client with a restorative justice approach in a human rights framework.
The components of the training may include:
- A brief introduction about Muslim religious practices relevant to an organizational setting
- Understanding the common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims
- Root causes and impact of Islamophobia
- Case scenarios specific to the sector
Since the training will be designed according to the requirements of the organisation, the duration can range from a one hour session to two day workshops. Depending on the topics, we can accommodate up to fifty participants. The sessions are very interactive and utilises small group discussions, videos and reflections etc. The cost will be determined based on duration. Some of our previous clients include Region of Waterloo, Wellbeing Waterloo Region, and Registry Theater.