Raheel Raza Diversity Inc.

Raheel Raza is an Intercultural and Interfaith Diversity Consultant, Author, Public Speaker

Linked with Raheel Raza – Pakistan and Canada, and with Their Jihad … not my Jihad.

I AM WOMAN – EDUCATE ME
I am the woman from a village in Pakistan
Where they threw acid in my face because their honour was at stake
Battered, bullied and bruised – I suffered great pain
But the damage they have done has only fired my resolve
To never let them make MY honour, THEIR gain
I forced the courts to hear my case and took others like me
Caught in the vicious circle of male violence and frenzy
in trying to dehumanize us
My disfigured face has empowered me; the cries of my sisters
have given me strength in my own strength
I won’t be cowed down by cowardly acts
I have found my path and will never return to the fetters of slavery
I ask for no accolades for my bravery
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About: … Ms. Raza has appeared in print, on television and radio throughout Canada, to discuss diversity, harmony and interfaith.

For her untiring commitment towards building bridges of understanding, she has received many awards. She is a recipient of the City of Toronto’s Constance Hamilton award and is the first South Asian woman to narrate a CBC documentary on “Passionate Eye”. In a presentation at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ms. Raza received a standing ovation for her speech called “Celebrating our Differences”.

Ms. Raza has successfully presented at Colleges & Universities, places of worship, Agencies, Boards & Commissions, the Justice Department, Corporations, School Boards and government institutions across Canada. She has also spoken at Universities in USA including Harvard and Columbia.

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