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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


NGOs and MP Kwan Call on Canada to End Refugee Transportation Loan Program OTTAWA, May 30, 2017 – STAND Canada, a youth-led anti-genocide organization; the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees, which supports LGBT refugees awaiting resettlement in Turkey; and New Democrat MP Jenny Kwan are calling on the Canadian government to replace the refugee transportation… Read More


By Maria Simeonova, STAND Canada Policy Director   The Myanmar government continues to willfully neglect the ongoing atrocities against 1.1 million marginalized Rohingya through inflicting destruction on Rohingya homes, arson, rape and the forcible relocation into internal displacement camps (IDP camps). A recent military crackdown ensued following alleged evidence that Rohingya militants orchestrated attacks against the… Read More


By Laura Truesdell, STAND Canada Blog Writer   In response to the January summit of the African Union, where discussions began on strategizing a mass withdrawal of African nations from the International Criminal Court (ICC), Zambia has begun public consultations on whether to reaffirm its membership. At this initial summit Zambia had expressed their reservations, however… Read More


Learn and Lobby at STAND’s Advocacy Conference STAND Canada invites you to join us in Ottawa May 27 to 29 for our #LiftTheBurden Advocacy Conference at Carleton University, and hear from experts on how to approach Members of Parliament on the refugee transportation loan program. Register for #LiftTheBurden on the conference page. Network with STAND… Read More


By STAND Canada Blog Writer, Liam Nolan   The international community has come together repeatedly to chastise Myanmar’s government for its treatment of their Rohingya Muslim minority. However, at the center of the growing crisis is the country’s lack of transparency. The nation has banned journalists and humanitarian workers from entering Rakhine State, where the… Read More