UN Women Canada National Committee

UN Women Canada National Committee
Moeen Center for Physically Disabled and Developmentally Challenged Young Adults

Moeen Center for Physically Disabled and Developmentally Challenged Young Adults

May 31, 2012 13:24 ET

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee to Champion the Cause of Disabled People and Women at the Moeen Center Fundraising Dinner

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee will deliver a keynote address at the Moeen Center for Physically Disabled and Developmentally Challenged Young Adult's Annual Fundraising Dinner . Jiwani is an invited dignitary at the event alongside prominent community leader and media personalities including, Zarqa Nawaz, Creator of CBC show, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Abdul Rashid Taylor, Director of Islamic Chaplaincy Services and Shaikh Abdallah Idris Ali, Deputy Secretary General, ISNA Canada.

At the fundraising dinner, Jiwani's address will focus on the topic, "Breaking Barriers: Equality as a Stimulus for Empowerment." Her speech will shine the spotlight on mobility and accessibility issues facing adults with disabilities. In her address, she will champion the cause of disabled women's empowerment and focus on soliciting support from the Government for building strategic partnerships between civil society groups, Government and the larger community to nourish the intellectual development and facilitate the aspirations and ambitions of disabled peoples.

Commenting on her engagement at the fundraising dinner, Jiwani states: "The Moeen Center's work supports a highly noble and deserving cause. Through public awareness work and advocacy for equality for disabled people, we can ensure that disabled people are allowed to shine out with their abilities, unique talents and thus take their rightful and respectful place as important contributors, innovators and leaders in our society."

"We are honored to have the presence of distinguished Canadian icon and advocate of equality, Ms. Almas Jiwani at our fundraiser. Support and presence of distinguished guests such as Ms. Jiwani behind the cause of disabled women's empowerment is worthy. I hope that the fundraiser will help us sustain our good work moving forward," said Qaisar Alam, Founder of Moeen Center.

The fundraising gala will kick-off with remarks from dignitaries including keynote speech by Ms. Jiwani, followed by a special performance by Nasheed Zehra Rajabali culminating with a dinner and a silent auction to raise funds. The Dinner is a flagship program of the Center that celebrates the outstanding talents and accomplishments of young people with disabilities and their triumph over mobility challengers.

Guests may purchase tickets by emailing moeencentre@yahoo.ca or visit www.moeencentre.org.

About the National Committee for UN Women-Canada

The National Committee for UN Women - Canada raises UN Women's profile and promotes its work in Canada; raises funds for UN Women projects; creates awareness within the Canadian governments for increased funding for UN Women projects; and encourages non-governmental organizations to promote and support UN Women initiatives. For an interview with Ms. Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee or for more information about UN Women Canada National Committee please contact:

Mr. Ovais Shah (Research and Communications Chair) or Ms. Andrea Smith (Research and Communications Team Member)
UN Women Canada National Committee
416-333-6261
communications@unwomencanada.org
www.unwomencanada.org

About the Moeen Center for Physically Disabled and Developmentally Challenged Young Adults

Moeen Centre for Physically Disabled and Developmentally Challenged Young Adults is committed to facilitating the removal of barriers to the participants in their community and providing services that promote greater independence and reduce isolation. At present, the Center provides programs, resources and support for physically disabled and developmentally challenged young adults and their families. The Center also educates and creates awareness in the community about these vulnerable members of our society via educational programs and workshops.

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