The UBC Community Responds to the attack on Rumana Monzur
BY: PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Due to the response and need for support for Rumana, UBC has set up an on-line donation site: https://rumana.givecentre.com/donate/11
Donations for Rumanaís family: Tremendous interest and expressions of support for Rumana Monzur have resulted from the media coverage in Canada. UBC is collecting donations within the community to support Rumana and her daughter. Many have asked how they can contribute. We are very glad to accept donations on behalf of Rumana.
(Please note: UBC cannot issue tax receipts to individuals who give money to support Ms. Monzur. The Canada Revenue Agency prohibits registered charities from issuing official receipts for income tax purposes if the donor has directed the charity to give the funds to a specified person or family.)
Donate by cheque or money order: Please make out to "UBC" and forward to the Vice Presidents, Students Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z2.
Donate online: Please visit https://rumana.givecentre.com/donate/11
We are grateful for the strong community of care that is developing for Rumana.
About Rumana Monzur:
On June 5th, Ms. Monzur was severely beaten in an attack by her husband in her home city of Dhaka, Bangladesh while on a break from her Masters studies in Political Science at UBC. Her injuries have left her without sight. When it became evident that Ms. Monzur might benefit from further medical care in Canada, UBC actively supported efforts to bring her to Vancouver. Ms. Monzur arrived in Canada on July 5, and began medical treatment immediately. Further procedures will be required to determine how much, if any, of her sight can be restored. The most recent information about Ms. Monzur can be found at: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2011/07/14/ubc-students-mobilize-for-rumana-monzur-as-she-undergoes-care/
Led by efforts of Ms Monzurís student colleagues, there are a number of activities taking place to offer support.
Toonies for Rumana: Undergraduate students in an argumentative and academic writing class are writing letters to press the Bangladesh government on issues of violence against women and justice. They have also placed glass jars around campus to collect money to contribute to UBCís fundraising efforts.
- Contact: Gillian Jerome, instructor of English 112 class
- Phone: 604-253-4620
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- August 2nd, Vancouver Sun: Civil society eludes us when abuse tolerated
- July 25th, UBC Iriving K. Barber Learning Centre: Justice for Rumana Monzur - A Debate
- July 19th, CBC News: Blinded UBC student braces for life without sight
- July 18th, Globe and Mail: Four surgeries fail to restore blinded UBC studentís sight
- July 18th, UBC Public Affairs: Rumana Monzur completes initial medical care
- July 16th, The Daily Beast: Mauled by Her Husband?
- July 14th, Toronto Star: Little hope attacked UBC student will regain sight in left eye
- July 14th, National Post: Blinded UBC studentís daughter, mother to get temporary Canadian residency
- July 14th, UBC Public Affairs: UBC students mobilize for Rumana Monzur as she undergoes care
- July 13th, UBC Blogs-Miriam: Justice for Rumana Monzur
- July 13th, Guardian.co.uk: HE internationalization: why awareness of cultural conflict matters
- July 6th, Vancouver Observer: Blinded UBC student Rumana Monzur asks for prayers
- July 6th, CTV BC: Maria Weisgarber on Rumana Monzur's studies
- July 6th, CTV News: UBC specialists treating blinded grad student
- July 6th, Globe and Mail: UBC student maimed in Bangladesh attack returns to Vancouver
- July 6th, UBC Learning Commons: What can UBC Students do to make sure cases like Rumana Monzur never happen again?
- July 5th, UBC Public Affairs: UBC student Rumana Monzur returns to Canada
- July 5th, CBC News: Blinded student returns to UBC for treatment
- July 5th, CTV BC: UBC student returns to Canada after vicious attack
- June 29th, University Affairs: Refusing to be silent-responses by three academics
- June 28th, Terry UBC: Domestic Violence didnít start today.. it started a long time ago
- June 28th, The Daily Star: Punishment to torturer husband demanded
- June 28th, Inside Higher Ed: Refusing to Be Silent
- June 27th, CNnews: Rally for UBC student whose eyes were gouged out
- June 25th, CTV BC: UBC community rallies for blinded student
- June 24th, Vancouver Sun: Blinded UBC student seeking international treatment
- June 24th, Globe and Mail: The scourge of violence that claimed Rumana Monzur
- June 24th, Globe and Mail: Rumana Monzurís classmate on global effort to end violence against women
- June 24th, CTV BC: UBC collects donations to help blinded student
- June 24th, Vancouver Sun: Scholar fears for life after Bangladesh attack
- June 24th, Globe and Mail: ĎI screamed, ĎSave me, save her,' blinded UBC student recounts
- June 24th, UBC Events: Rally for Justice for UBC Student Victim of Domestic Violence
- June 23rd, CBC News: Blinded B.C. student fears for her future
- June 23rd, Globe and Mail: Women's-education advocates rally behind UBC scholar blinded in Bangladesh
- June 23rd, The Tyee: B.C. university rallies to support student blinded in Bangladesh attack
- June 23rd, UBC Blogs: For Rumana with Love
- June 22nd, Georgia Straight: Rally planned to support brutalized UBC student Rumana Monzur
- June 22nd, CBC: UBC student blind after Bangladesh attack
- June 22nd, Globe and Mail: Vicious attack in Bangladesh leaves UBC student blind; husband arrested
- June 21st, BD News: I want Justice: Rumana
- June 19th, e-Bangladesh: Open Letter from Bangladeshi families of Vancouver and University of British Columbia about Rumana Manzur
- June 19th, BD News: Rumana 'can't cheat'
- June 18th, The Daily Star: Hope against hope for Rumana's eyes