Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for our Violence Against Women Task Force (VAWTF) Meetings. According to MWO’s 2018 Gender Equity Survey, 52% of the Muslim women surveyed had experienced some sort of abuse (physical, emotional, verbal, etc…). The VAWTF will be implementing initiatives to prevent this violence through education, training and outreach.
PURPOSE OF THE TASK FORCE:
To make Violence Against Women, including intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and abuse in all of its forms (verbal, physical, financial, emotional, and spiritual) intolerable within the Muslim community and to ensure that victims of violence are treated in a compassionate and competent manner in the Muslim community.
WHAT WE HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH:
Educate the community: Muslim leaders/imams, Abusers, Victims, Muslim women, Youth, Community in General
Gather resources, and information about agencies, and service providers that can help both victims of the abuse and the abuser.
Ensure that local agencies and shelters are equipped to meet the needs of Muslim woman and provide a safe space for them
Creating a support network.
For more information or to get involved, email us at email@example.com