Almas Jiwani awarded the “2013 Woman of Courage Award” and gave the keynote address at Interim Place’s “Rays of Hope” Gala at the Raddison Plaza Mississauga, Ontario

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada, was honoured with the 2013 Woman of Courage Award at the Interim Place’s Rays of Hope Gala in February. Interim Place is a community organization that has provided shelter and support services for women in the Peel Region for over 30 years. The prestigious award was established to recognize individuals who have overcome adversity and have championed the cause of women locally, nationally and around the world. Interim Place has recognized powerful leaders, such as Jane Fonda, Erin Brokovich, Kim Phuc and Betty Mahmoody. Almas was grateful to be in the company of such powerful leaders. Almas Jiwani delivered a keynote address at the gala on the importance of investing in women and girls, the importance of supporting women’s organizations locally and the ongoing issue of violence against women locally and globally

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