A world without genocide | Un monde sans génocide

By Ammna Nasser,  STAND Canada Blog Writer Women are affected by war in a unique manner. Gender inequality is exacerbated during a conflict, an unfortunate reality currently facing Iraq and Syria. Today in Syria, women and children comprise a majority of refugees and internally displaced people. It is a key driver of poverty and vulnerability,… Read More

By Banin Abdul Khaliq, STAND Canada Blog Writer In 2011, South Sudan finally gained independence from Sudan, becoming the world’s newest country. Merely two years later, the young nation was engulfed in civil war, following a power struggle over Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) between SPLM chairman, President Salva Kiir, and his then Vice President… Read More

On Thursday STAND Canada joined a global appeal co-signed by 87 other organizations calling for immediate action to stop the human rights abuses and the human rights catastrophe engulfing Myanmar’s Rohingya population. The appeal, led by Human Rights Watch, calls for the immediate end to human rights abuses, the ability of investigators to access to Rankine… Read More

What’s happening? Since August 25 over 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have been forced from their homes in Myanmar, also known as Burma, into neighboring Bangladesh. Refugees and satellite imagery present the world with evidence that these refugees fled what the Myanmar military is calling “clearance”, but what is in reality systematic mass killings and burning of… Read More

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 14: Following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s expressing “deep concern” to Aung San Suu Kyi, STAND Canada has updated this Action Alert to call on Trudeau to condemn Myanmar’s military on camera, such as at the United Nations General Assembly. What’s happening? Since August 25 over 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have been forced from their homes… Read More

Dear STAND Canada supporters, Thank you again to everyone who has supported STAND’s efforts in bringing to light the injustices of Canada’s refugee transportation loan program. In May, NDP MP Jenny Kwan tabled our petition in the House of Commons; the federal government has recently issued a response. The response, approved by federal immigration minister… Read More

By Ekta Singla, STAND Canada Policy Team Member and guest Blog Writer   Research shows that public opinion on Canadian defence priorities is divided with people feeling strongly about how funds should be allocated between domestic and international affairs, and military spending. It is perhaps this lack of public consensus that prompted the government to… Read More

By Farah Bogani, STAND Canada Blog Writer   Since achieving independence in 2011, South Sudan has been faced with escalating tensions culminating in the ouster of Vice-President Riek Machar by President Salva Kiir in July 2013, followed by accusations of an attempted coup by Machar in December 2013. Since then, the conflict has taken on… Read More

By Ekta Singla, STAND Canada Policy Researcher and Special Guest Blog Writer   International aid programmes to war torn countries have been met with mixed reactions from human rights activists, NGOs and foreign policy researchers, as it promotes in  dictatorial regimes a lack of responsibility for the poor living conditions of its own people, and hurts… Read More

On the morning of Tuesday, May 30, STAND Canada, along with Arsham Parsi of the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees, and New Democrat MP Jenny Kwan hosted a news conference on Parliament Hill regarding the refugee transportation loan program. Click here to view our news conference. Please take two minutes to share this video or… Read More