The Rivers of Hope Toolkit
Our organization started with the development of a toolkit.
After completing a research project on hate crimes against Muslim women in the Greater Toronto Area, Sidrah Ahmad Chan wanted to share the research results, along with support resources, with the broader community. She collaborated with artist and designer Azza Abbaro to create the Rivers of Hope Toolkit.
Published in 2018, this free toolkit has since been shared across North America and used as a resource for those interested in learning more about how to address anti-Muslim hate crimes and support survivors.
An Research-Based Resource
The Rivers of Hope Toolkit is based upon original research conducted on the impact of anti-Muslim hate crimes on Muslim women in the Greater Toronto Area.
The toolkit summarizes the results of 21 research interviews with Muslim women survivors of anti-Muslim hate and violence.
Poetry and Personal
Quotes by Survivors
The toolkit contains key quotes from the research interviews. It also features poetry by Muslim women with lived experience of anti-Muslim hate and violence.
and Practical Tips
The toolkit lists resources for people who have been affected by anti-Muslim hate crimes. It also contains tips around bystander intervention and reporting options.