A lawyer from Bangladesh, researcher, author, women, and human rights activist, based in Montreal. In addition, has a passion for arts – singing, painting.
Shaheen Munir presently is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
Since she arrived in Montreal (1996) as an immigrant, over the last three decades, has been dedicating to improving the condition of women’s lives both in Bangladesh and here in Montreal. Presently is the Secretary, Programme of the Executive Council, South Asian Women’s Community Center (SAWCC), Montreal, Advisor of Bangladesh Socio Cultural Forum, member of Women Association of Bangladesh and ArtTram, Montreal.
Shaheen artworks reflect the themes covered in her writings. Two of her recent art works depicted the painful discovery of the unmarked graves of Indigenous children at the residential schools in Canada.
Shaheen awarded as Honourable Mention at the WASM’s 127th Annual Juried Art Show: Chrysalis, held on May 6- 21, 2022, Gallery GORA, Montreal for her artwork- “Phillis Webstad’s Orange Shirt, Unmarked Graves Will Never be Forgotten, Will Always be with Us, We Will Fight for You.”
Shaheen Munir’s Artistic Journey started from her childhood by drawing a landscape “Picture of a calm river” with chalks on a Blackboard at home in the company of her brothers who were also drawing pictures to the tune of a Bangla song.
Her Inspiration :
A unique compassionate vision of femininity and humanity inspired Shaheen Munir’s creation.