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A world without genocide | Un monde sans génocide

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


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