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Human Rights: Canada
(1,171 words)

Human rights movements and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Canada serve to assist Muslim Canadians attain and retain their rights and civil liberties within Canada as well as to highlight their concerns. Women play significant roles as active members of these organizations.

The Muslim community in Canada maintains a vibrant and visible role as its largest minority group, with a population of over 650,000 Muslims. In order to assist Canadian Muslims in understanding their role, and to address and disclose injustices they may co…

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Mustapha, Nadira, “Human Rights: Canada”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0091c>
First published online: 2009

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