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Public Awareness Campaign

MWA Media Release 3rd April 2014

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The Muslim Women’s Association has expressed outrage at the actions of an anti-Islamic hate group which posted a photo on its social media page on April 1 of a Muslim woman wearing a hijab and captioned it with extremely negative and derogatory comments.

The woman was photographed by a person sitting opposite her on the train as she was on the way to work. She was unaware that she was being photographed. The person then posted a photograph of the Muslim woman on a Facebook page belonging to a group whose main aim is to instigate hate against Australian Muslims.. The caption of the photograph was not only extremely offensive and insulting but also vilifying of the woman in the photograph as well as Australian Muslim women more generally.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 22:22

Media Release from the Grand Mufti of Australia

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The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammad expresses his concerns in relation to the latest media reports alleging a 26 year old student had entered into a sexual relationship with a minor.

His Eminence affirms that such behaviour is to be rejected and condemned from a legal and ethical prospective.

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MWA Media Release 7th February 2014

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The Muslim Women’s Association expresses their deep concern about the recent media reports that a 26 year old student has come before the courts this week on charges relating to having sexual intercourse with a minor.


The Muslim Women’s Association as a peak body representing Muslim women in NSW would like to unequivocally state its position on this issue: ‘There is no religious leader, Imam or scholar in Australia that we work with that would conduct an Islamic wedding ceremony that involved an underage child. In fact Islam condemns any action that involves breaking the law of the country that one lives in', said Ms Maha Abdo, Executive Officer of the Muslim Women's Association.


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Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 22:43

Condemnation of violent attacks in Bondi

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MWA would like to express its concern and condemnation at the reported assault of a group of Jewish people that occurred in Bondi on Friday evening, 25th October 2013.  Further, we extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims of this violent assault as well as to the Australian Jewish community.

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MWSC Law and Justice Volunteer Award

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The Muslim Women Support Centre is honoured to be among the winners of the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW’s 2013 Justice Awards that were announced at a formal dinner on Monday 21 October at Parliament House, Sydney.

Over 300 guests and nominees from across NSW gathered to hear the inspirational stories of the individuals and organisations that have improved access to justice in NSW, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people.

The Law and Justice Volunteer Award, sponsored by the NSW Bar Association, was presented to the Volunteers of the Muslim Women Support Centre, recognising their dedication to providing an inclusive and culturally-appropriate service for women and children escaping domestic violence. The Volunteers provide mentoring, advocacy and education to assist women to become independent and rebuild their lives.

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MWA Team with Award Presenter Mr Arthur Moses SC, Senior Member, The New South Wales Bar Association

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:13

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