About the Author

Alia Hogben is the Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, which works to improve the lives of Muslim women and their families. As a social worker Alia Hogben worked directly for and supervised services for children, adults with developmental disabilities, and women who have been abused. Alia writes a regular newspaper column on Islam and issues affecting Canadian Muslims. She is often invited to speak at conferences and meetings on the same issues.She has been recognized for her efforts and awarded various honours such as a doctorate from Queen’s University and the Order of Canada.