This month we  look at developments in South Sudan, the peace and the negotiation process between the Sudans, Contextualizing the DRC conflict, and a policy update from the STAND Canada team. Click here to download the pdf.… Read More


A summary of the news from the Sudans and the DRC the past two weeks. Click on the title for the full article. Sudan & South Sudan UN Says 2.7 Million South Sudanese Will Need food aid in 2012 Around 2.7 million people in Africa’s newest nation will need aid in the New Year due… Read More


Over the past three months, STAND Canada has taken the opportunity to step back and evaluate our organization’s mandate, activities and effectiveness.  We continue to be committed to making it easy for our membership to translate compassion into action by becoming advocates against genocide, but we believe it’s time to consider new ways of accomplishing this… Read More


Violence has resulted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) November 28 presidential elections, with international monitors doubting the poll’s credibility and opposition parties organizing protests. Although official results state that President Joseph Kabila was re-elected, reports surfaced indicating that the electoral commission was more prone  to discard ballots in areas where opposition vote was… Read More


STAND UBC has been busy since September,  from our Western Canada Advocacy Conference to a collaborative seminar on Child Soldiers in the DRC. This semester, we have been focused on education and discussion about what is going on in the DRC, both for ourselves and our campus community.  We held two seminars, the first on… Read More


In this new series,  Communications Director Joyita Sengupta interviews members of STAND from across the country who are working daily to make a difference. Read other member profiles here. Position: Stand for the Dead Campaign Director Program/Occupation: 4th Year Undergraduate Student, University of Toronto How and why did you get involved with STAND? I met… Read More


A summary of the news from the Sudans and the DRC the past two weeks. Click on the title for the full article. SUDAN & SOUTH SUDAN Kenya-Sudan Ties Amended Following Retraction of Nairobi Court Order to Arrest al Bashir In an effort to preserve Kenya-Sudan trade and prevent the expulsion of all Kenyans from… Read More


Since September of 2011, this year’s team at STAND U of A has strived to raise awareness about the situation in Sudan, South Sudan and DRC. We did so through organizing events such as  a South Sudan Panel discussion where the Chapter had the chance to meet with the South Sudanese community in Edmonton, Alberta and… Read More


In this new series,  Communications Director Joyita Sengupta interviews members of STAND from across the country who are working daily to make a difference. Position: Deputy Principal Director Program: Masters of Arts, specializing in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies How and why did you get involved with STAND? I got involved with STAND in my… Read More