An  Invitation  to Write 
Dear Mrs. /Mr.
I hope all is well with you and your beautiful family. As you are aware, March is recognized as Women’s History Month: a celebration of all-things having to do with the history of women, the establishments of rights, and the fight for liberation and true equality. The UN notes that The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, that was established in 1995, is one of the main contributing organizations that promotes the total empowerment of women and girls worldwide. The Beijing Platform for Action was later on adopted by more than 180 governments that vowed to take necessary actions towards areas of concern in regards to the woman and girl, including things like poverty, education, health, violence, human rights, and environment.  
On March 8th, 2020, it will be 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action was formulated to take charge against the systemic oppression and inequality of women and girls that is instilled in the institutions that govern our every being. Even though there have been significant steps in the fight towards true equality for women and girls, there’s still so much work that needs to be done to produce lasting change that can be etched in history as monumental. Women and girls are still undervalued in every facet of their lives. Women and girls are still being abused, they’re still doing the same (or more) work and being paid less than men, and they’re still not being given the same opportunities in the workforce and media, to name a few obstacles. Women truly have every right to be included in every sense of the word—there is a lot of work to be done. 
To commemorate and truly appreciate this month dedicated to the hard-working women and girls who strive towards true and total equality, Al-Mohajer Newspaper would respectfully like to invite you to share your thoughts or works with us to be published in the upcoming special issue. Articles may range from 300 to 500 words. The deadline to submit your work to be published is February 24th, 2020. Please send us your contributions as well as and any questions that you may have either electronically to almohajer@hotmail.ca or via mail to 956 Howard Ave. Unit 2 Windsor, ON N9A 1S5. 

Thank you and we look forward to your input, 

Reda Mansour 
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Al-Mohajer Newspaper (The Arab-Canadian News)
International Women's Day Gala 2020
Our Dear Supporter of Women's Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST). 
 Every day is a success story at Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST) whether it the attainment of new skills, knowledge, language abilities, job placements or leadership for women in our community. It’s a part of our story, and we are proud to have been working to help women in the Windsor-Essex region for over 33 years! We are delighted to have your company’s ongoing support and participation in WEST’s annual celebration of International Women's Day.  400 guests attend our gala each year and it is always an evening filled with positivity and empowerment. I am writing to let you know about our exciting preparations for the formal dinner event taking place on Sunday, March 8th, 2020 at St. Clair Centre. As women around the world pursue equality and organizations, like WEST work to enable them to reach their aspirations, we have selected the theme “An Equal Word is and Enabled World. The night will feature a special keynote address, entertainment, a gourmet dinner, awards a and silent auction. All proceeds will go towards providing training to women in Windsor-Essex County. Your attendance helps WEST invest in a brighter future and reduces barriers to successful lives for severely disadvantaged women living in our community. Our gala is also a wonderful way for local women to connect and celebrate their own empowerment. We hope you will attend and help sponsor the 2020 event! Here is just a glimpse of what you can expect to enjoy: get ready to hear from one of Canada’s top 100 Most Powerful Women as WEST welcomes Samra Zafar to share her lived insights on How to Be Your Own Hero.

Zafar’s memoir “A Good Wife: Escaping The Life I Never Chose was selected as CBC Books “2019 Best Books of the Year in the Canadian Non-Fiction category. Author Sharan Bala refers to the book as “a memoir of ambition” about how an abusive marriage galvanized Zafar’s escape and success.” We look forward to joining with you and learn from this acclaimed author, international speaker, human rights activist, scholar, and social entrepreneur. Zafar also serves as a Governor for the University of Toronto, is pursuing a rewarding corporate career and runs Brave Beginnings, the non-profit organization she founded to support abuse survivors in their journey to build a life of respect and freedom.
Please feel free to order your tickets today here online at: www.westofwindsor.com/iwd
We are accepting sponsorships as of now, please contact me, Rose Anguiano Hurst rose@westofwindsor.com  at 519-256-6621 ext.222, or iwd@westofwindsor.com. WEST is more than happy to tailor a custom opportunity that is a perfect fit for you! Just let us know your needs and we can create a unique sponsorship with you. Here is the direct link to our IWD webpage: www.westofwindsor.com/iwd
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at An Equal Word is and Enabled World: WEST’s International Women’s Day Gala on March 8th, 2020!