Muslim women across prairies gather online for unique women-only event

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The two-hour online event on March 6 is for women only, but includes people from different faiths and backgrounds.  (AdvertisingGroup/Shutterstock - image credit)
The two-hour online event on March 6 is for women only, but includes people from different faiths and backgrounds. (AdvertisingGroup/Shutterstock - image credit)

Muslim women and women from other faiths will gather online Saturday for a special event to mark International Women's Day, which takes place on Monday.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Association is bringing together presenters from different perspectives under the banner "Women as Nation Builders."

The organization says the event is about celebrating and fostering excellence, along with challenging misconceptions about the contributions of women from different backgrounds in establishing successful societies.

"It's a very unique and extraordinary event for women, by women," said Maham Anna Malik with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Association.

"Our goal is to provide a forum for women from diverse backgrounds to build connections with a shared respect and mutual understanding.

"We have Christian speakers, Indigenous speakers, Sikh speakers, Muslim speakers and other guests with women attending from across the prairies."

The virtual event takes place at 4 p.m. MST with hundreds of women expected to take part.

The list of attendees includes dignitaries, faith leaders and academics.

The program includes presentations from female faith leaders, elected officials, multimedia presentations and an interactive question and answer segment.

"We feel it's important to empower women, to provide a safe, encouraging and educating dialogue to learn the essential role of women as leaders and nation builders across faiths," said Malik.

"Despite our differences, we have so much in common."

For more information on the webinar, click here.