Women in the Niqab Speak: A Study of the Niqab in Canada

February 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Private Dining Room, Schulich School of Business
York University
4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)

niqab_2This study from the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, is the first study to give voice to Muslim women in Canada who wear the niqab. Conducted by Dr. Lynda Clarke and funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the results are based on 129 responses to a survey, focus groups and personal interviews with women who wear the niqab.

Speakers will include:
Alia Hogben, Executive Director of Canadian Council of Muslim Women
Dr. Lynda Clarke, Associate Professor of Religion and Islam, Concordia University

With Discussants:
Hulya Arik, PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography, York University
Roshan A. Jahangeer, PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science, York University

All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

This event is hosted by the York Centre for Asian Research and the Centre for Feminist Research.

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