Senator Mobina Jaffer delivers Statement in the Senate Chamber on His Highness the Aga Khan's recent address to parliament

Senator Mobina Jaffer delivers Statement in the Senate Chamber on His Highness the Aga Khan’s recent address to parliament

2nd Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 149, Issue 40 Tuesday, March 4, 2014 The Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin, Speaker pro tempore His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan Address to Parliament Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, on Thursday, February 27, we welcomed His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to the Parliament of Canada, where he…

Article by Senator Mobina Jaffer: The Plight of Female Refugee: Bebe’s Story About Life in Dzaleka

via http://www.huffingtonpost.ca – Of the more than 16,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, and Ethiopia, who live in Dzaleka Refugee Camp just outside of Lilongwe Malawi, the vast majority are women and children. Opportunities for employment within the camp are scarce, even for the male refugees, so often the women…

Flooding in Alberta: Exemplary Role of Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi – Statement by: Senator Mobina S. B. Jaffer

Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, I want to associate myself with the statement that Senator Black made on Friday regarding floods in southern Alberta and the heroic efforts of so many public servants and volunteers. Today I also want to recognize and celebrate the exemplary leadership that Mayor Naheed Nenshi of Calgary has…

Official Transcript of Senator Mobina S B Jaffer’s tribute to Late Mr Amin Shivji in the Canadian Senate of his 67th birthday

via Vali Jamal: Mr Shivji passed away in Vancouver in December from complications from a hit-and-run accident in Kampala in December 2008. He had returned to Uganda in 1992 to repossess his 1000-acre farm, converting it to a internationally certified organic farming enterprise with hundreds of certified outgrowers. http://ismailimail.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/cham-stat-41-1-2013-02-26-the-late-mr-amin-shivji.pdf

Mobina Jaffer: Senator urges UPEI students to make a difference abroad

Mobina Jaffer served as Canada’s Special Envoy for Peace in Sudan 2002-06 For British Columbia Senator Mobina Jaffer, collaboration is the key starting point in sustaining peace and driving development in developing countries. Collaboration, she told University of Prince Edward Island students, means building relationships. “And there is nobody that can do that better than…

Senator Mobina Jaffer delivers Statement in the Senate Chamber on His Highness the Aga Khan's recent address to parliament

Recent speech delivered in the Senate of Canada on Volunteerism in the Ismaili Community, by Honourable Senator Mobina Jaffer

Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, this inquiry has been adjourned in the name of Senator Callbeck. I have requested her permission to proceed before her and then have this inquiry adjourned in her name, if I may. Honourable senators, I rise before you today to speak to Senator Mercer’s inquiry, which calls the…

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebration held at Ismaili Centre, Burnaby

On September 8, 2012, the Honourable Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Q.C. and the Honourable Yonah Martin, both senators representing British Columbia in Canada’s senate, presented a unique award to 39 individuals. They were honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal as a tangible way for Canada to honour the significant contributions and achievements made…

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Senator Mobina Jaffer’s Message in Senate about Ismaili Walk 2012

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 104 Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, on Sunday, September 23, I had the privilege of walking alongside 1,500 British Columbians at the twenty-first annual Ismaili Walk. This year men, women and children from across Vancouver gathered at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park…

Senator Mobina Jaffer pays tribute to her father Sherali Bandali Jaffer, recipient of Uganda’s National Independence Medal

Mr. Sherali Bandali Jaffer Congratulations on Receiving Uganda’s National Independence Medal Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, I rise today to honour my father, Sherali Bandali Jaffer, who was recently decorated with Uganda’s National Independence Medal, one of the highest awards granted by the government of Uganda. This medal, known as the Hero’s Award,…

Liberal Senate Forum | Statements & Hansard | His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan—Congratulations on Honorary Degree

Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, on Friday, January 13, His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa for his service to humanity. For over 50 years, His Royal Highness the Aga Khan has worked tirelessly to improve the…

Liberal Senator Mobina Jaffer counts herself amongst the “luckiest refugees in the world.”

Liberal Senator and Blueridge resident Mobina Jaffer counts herself amongst the “luckiest refugees in the world.” Not the most common of classifications, she admits, as those forced to flee their native countries are not always considered as such. But as she approaches the 40th anniversary of her family’s exodus from their native Uganda, Jaffer smiles…

Statement on His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan by The Honourable Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Q.C.

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan – Congratulations on Seventy-Fifth Birthday Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, yesterday Ismaili Muslims around the world celebrated the seventy-fifth birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan. The Aga Khan is the devoted spiritual leader and forty-ninth imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. As a proud Ismaili…

By Canadian Senator Mobina S.B. Jaffer: On World Malaria Day, renewing our commitment to maternal health and fighting malaria

t has long been known that the burden of malaria on the developing world is crushing. An entirely preventable disease affects 350-500 million people each year, kills upwards of one million and claims the life of an African child every 30 seconds. This is simply unacceptable. What is even more unfortunate is that this disease…

Canada: His Highness the Aga Khan mentioned in the Senate Debates, Issue 79 – December 15, 2010

Afghanistan – Human Rights of Women and Children Hon. Mobina S.B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, I rise before you today to shed light on the importance of empowering women in Afghanistan. This past Friday, the Honourable Minister Lawrence Cannon stated that Canada would mark December 10 as International Human Rights Day. He stated: Canada supports the…

Senator Mobina Jaffer’s latest statement on diversity and the Aga Khan’s keynote address

Hon. Mobina S.B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak on the importance of embracing difference. On Friday, October 15, I had the privilege of attending the tenth annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium. This event was founded by our former Governor General, the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, and is co-chaired by Mr. John Ralston Saul. This…

Debates of the Senate – Hon. Mobina S.B. Jaffer

Debates of the Senate (Hansard) – 3rd Session, 40th Parliament, Volume 147, Issue 34 Thursday, June 3, 2010 http://www.parl.gc.ca/40/3/parlbus/chambus/senate/deb-E/034db_2010-06-03-e.htm?Language=E&Parl=40&Ses=3#2 Hon. Mobina S.B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, on Friday May 28, Senator Kochhar and I had the privilege of attending the foundation ceremony for the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and Park in Toronto hosted by…

Four Ismailis to speak at Event – Global Actions to End Violence Against Women

The Canadian Committee of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Organizes the “Say NO-UNiTE” Event Spotlighting Global Actions to End Violence Against Women OTTAWA, ONTARIO, May 26, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) —-The Canadian National Committee of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) proudly announces its first Say NO – UNiTE End…

Evening organized paying tribute to Senator Mobina Jaffer

The Confederation Room in Parliament Hill’s West Block was filled with big, beautiful singing voices, wise words, and spiritual inspiration at the celebration of Martin Luther King Day held last Monday. The evening honoured the legendary civil rights leader but everyone’s thoughts were also on Haiti’s devastating earthquake. “This is like my Sept. 11th,” spoken…