In honour of Domestic Violence Awareness month, the Amal Center would like to share with its supporters a project video which summarizes its efforts over the past 12 months towards its project “A Dialogue Approach to Ending Violence Against Muslim Women in Montreal” approved and funded by Status of Women Canada. To date, Amal has hosted three dialogue sessions where partner organizations ranging from Mosques and socials service organizations have come together to better understand the needs of the Muslim community and to create a strategy on how to improve access to services to Muslim Women that experience domestic violence in Montreal.
Mosques partnered on the project include: Al-Ansar Mosque and Kawter Mosque in Laval, Al-Omah Al Islamiah Mosque in Montreal, B.A.D.R. Mosque in St.Leonard, Quba Mosque in Brossard (Islamic Community Center of South Shore, ICC), Abou Bakr Mosque in Montreal and Rawdah Mosque in Ville Saint Laurent.
Social Service organizations partnered on the project include: Batshaw, Centre de Jeunesse, Centre d’aide aux victimes actes criminal (CAVAC), Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM), CIUSSS du Centre-Sud de l’île de Montreal, CIUSSS du Nord de l’île de Montreal, Maison Flora Tristan, Auberge Transition, and Repère.
The Amal Center for Women is a non-profit organization located on Blvd. Décarie in Ville Saint Laurent. The organization was founded in 2002 and is dedicated to providing counselling services to vulnerable women in the Montreal region.