The committee continues its study on strengthening the protection of women in our immigration system, with a focus on the unique challenges that face sponsored women. The witnesses provide many recommendations to resolve the issue of spousal abuse. Forming the first panel of witnesses are Mohammad Khan (Muslim Canadian Congress), Avvy Yao-Yao Go (Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic), and Christine Straehle (professor at the University of Ottawa).
Forming the second panel of witnesses are Katie Rosenberger and Swarandeep Virk (DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society), Khadija Darid (Espace feminine arabe), and Shirin Mandani and Talat Muinuddin (Reh’ma Community Services).
(April 1, 2014)