“In the wake of recent hate crimes in Canada against Muslims, including a Toronto mother being beaten by strangers while picking her child up from school on Nov. 16, Awan said she has heard from peers who “became fearful of leaving their homes” and wanted to learn how to defend themselves.

The Calgary mother responded by organizing a two-hour women’s self-defence workshop on Dec. 6 at Calgary’s KJR Academy in Ranchlands.”

Calgary Herald, November 24, 2015

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Self-defence workshop for women planned in wake of anti-Muslim backlash

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