Monia Mazigh

Monia Mazigh was born and raised in Tunisia and immigrated to Canada in 1991. Mazigh was catapulted onto the public stage in 2002 when her husband, Maher Arar, was deported to Syria where he was tortured and held without charge for over a year. She campaigned tirelessly for his release. Mazigh holds a PhD in finance from McGill University. In 2008, she published a memoir, Hope and Despair, about her pursuit of justice, and recently, a novel about Muslim women, Mirrors and Mirages. You can follow her on Twitter @MoniaMazigh or on her blog www.moniamazigh.com

Monia Mazigh
Columnists
Jul 11, 2014

Lean In: A fairy-tale in a fantasy land

In her book "Lean In," Sheryl Sandberg is talking to a small, restricted "girls' club." Although it's a fine discussion, it forgets all the other women who are in another world.
Columnists
Jun 17, 2014

What happened to the Arab Spring?

After the departure of a few tyrants, did real change come to Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen or Iraq? Despite claims to democracy, it seems the West prefers security and stability in the Arab world.
Columnists
Nov 8, 2013

Science, ethics and torture

National security and protection of the nation have been the traditional heavyweight excuses provided by governments that use torture, but there is more behind the justification of unethical methods.

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