Senator Mobina Jaffer - The Role of Canadian Youth
Senator Mobina Jaffer has made Canadian history and used her role in the Senate to try to help women and immigrant communities, both here and abroad. In 2001, Senator Jaffer became the first Muslim to sit in the Canadian Senate, and is also the first African born Senator, and the first Senator of South-Asian descent. During her time in the Senate, she has worked on the issue of human trafficking. She was Canada's Special Envoy to the Peace Process in Sudan and she has organized roundtables on racial profiling, the plight of Afghani and Iraqi women and she was also able to bring women into the Darfur peace process. Senator Mobina Jaffer will talk about the role of Canadian youth in these issues as part of UPEI's International Development Week.
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