About Raheel

Raheel Raza is a fearless activist for human rights, prolific author, courageous supporter of women’s issues, International public speaker, and bridge builder between communities.

Raheel is a Canadian citizen and believes in the values of free speech, democracy, gender equality and pluralism.

Raheel was born in Pakistan and migrated to Canada in 1988. Her journey has led to publications in major newspapers in Canada and appearances on International media outlets like CNN, BBC, Fox News and CBC.

Our Narrative should be louder than the Extremists 

“No peace among the nations without peace among the religions. No peace among the religions without dialogue between the religions. No dialogue between the religions without investigation of the foundation of the religions.” ― Hans Kung.

Raheel’s vision

In pursuit of her vision that “humanity is but one community”, Raheel is passionate about the causes of women’s rights (especially in third world countries), extremism and radicalization. She has presented her thoughts at:

  • The United Nations
  • The US Congress
  • The Swedish Parliament
  • Canadian Parliament and Senate
  • The UK Parliament
  • Various Ivy League Universities
  • Places of Worship

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Raheel’s books



  • Advisory Board of The Clarion Project
  • Board of Governors for The Mackenzie Institute,
  • Advisory Board of The ACTV Foundation (The Alliance of Canadian Terror Victims).
  • Munk Senior Fellow with The Macdonald-Laurier Institute
  • Board member for Creative Cultural Communications
  • Steering Committee of Parliament of World Religions
  • Advisory Board of Rebel Media
  • Advisory Council of Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment
  • Advisory Board of Women’s Voices Now


  • Medal of Courage by Simon Wiesenthal Centre, 2018
  • Senate of Canada 150 medal, 2018
  • The Urban Hero award, 2017
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, 2012
  • City of Toronto’s Constance Hamilton award, 2000