EDUCATION – EMPOWERMENT – SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
When you educate a man, you educate a person; When you educate a woman, you educate a nation.
ANNISAA is a women’s empowerment organization promoting the livelihoods of Muslim women through educational enrichment, healthy living, and social development. We envision a society where Muslim women see their true potential as socioeconomic and cultural leaders at the forefront of the community.
We focus on women because of the “ripple effect.” Research shows when you improve women’s equality, it improves economic and social conditions for everyone.
Women share many commonalities, but we also differ in many ways. Our lived experiences are shaped by income, race, religion, culture, physical ability, level of education, age, and many other factors. Some of us have much more opportunity and privilege than others. But if we work together, we can learn from one another and find strength in our differences.
Women in Canada have come a long way, thanks to the hard work of previous generations. But far too many women are still trapped by violence, poverty, and rigid stereotypes that limit their potential. That’s why we continue to bring together women. The community we’ve built is big and diverse and creative—and ever growing.
Learn more about the partners that are helping to change the lives of women in Canada. ANNISAA is grateful for the many companies, foundations, individuals and agencies that support women's empowerment. The following funders and donors have made our work possible through financial and in-kind contributions. Thank you so much for your generous support!