International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Muslims for White Ribbon

Over the past year Khaleafa.com has featured articles on various aspects of the natural environment and our interaction with it. Recognizing the relationship towards the outside world and the need to conserve has been a primary focus of this website as we strive to encourage discussion and action on these issues.

However, the environment at home is also a significant component of our faith and ensuring a safe, respectful and inclusive environment is equally as important. This is why Khaleafa.com is proud to the support the Muslims for White Ribbon campaign, designed to break the silence towards domestic violence within our community.

For more information about the campaign and sign the pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls,please visit http://muslimsforwhiteribbon.com/

About                                      

What is the White Ribbon Campaign?

The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest grassroots effort in the world of men working to end violence against women. [see: www.whiteribbon.ca].

What does it mean to wear a White Ribbon?

Wearing a White Ribbon is a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.

What are our Objectives?

  • Break the silence on violence against women in the Muslim community by encouraging Mosques and organizations to sponsor awareness events and deliver a Friday Khutba (on December 14) on this issue.
  • Promote healthy and non-violent relationships through education.
  • Create partnerships among Mosques, women’s organizations, and social agencies to create a future with no violence against women.

When is the Muslims for White Ribbon Campaign? The Campaign will be run from November 25, 2012 [International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women] and culminate in White Ribbon Days at RIS at the Metro Convention Centre (Dec 21 – Dec 23).

The National Khutba Campaign on Violence against Women will be on Friday, December 14, 2012.

Who are we? We are a committee of volunteers – fathers, sons, grandfathers, brothers, uncles, and friends. We strongly believe that violence against women and girls is unacceptable and we are committed to working with our fellow citizens to eliminate it.