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Raheel Raza

Member of the Clarion Project Advisory Board, President of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, Author, Activist, Featured in "Honor Diaries," a film about women's rights

Raheel Raza is a member of the Clarion Project Advisory Board and President of the Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow. She is also an award winning journalist, public speaker and an activist for human rights and gender equality. She is the author of "Their Jihad ... Not My Jihad" and she was one of the nine courageous women's rights advocates featured in "Honor Diaries", a film about women's rights. Traveling extensively throughout the world as a freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker, she brings a fresh global perspective to her mandate that “there is unity in diversity.” A fervent advocate for gender equality, Raheel is the first Muslim woman in Canada to lead mixed gender prayers. In her pursuit for human rights, she speaks regularly at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Raheel has received many awards for her work building bridges of understanding, including the City of Toronto’s Constance Hamilton award. In a presentation to Members of Parliament and international diplomats at the House of Commons in Canada, Raheel received a standing ovation for her speech called “Celebrating our Differences.”