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Written by Iris Jungmin Seo, Blog Writer According to UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ Rohingya Refugee Crisis Report 2018 (https://www.unocha.org/rohingya-refugee-crisis), it has been estimated that 905,000+ Rohingya Muslim minorities have fled Myanmar and approximately 10,000+ people have been killed as a result of “ethnic cleansing”. Despite the continued atrocities, the alarming situation in… Read More


September 24, 2018 – STAND Canada, Canada’s only youth-led, anti-genocide, non-profit organization applauds all Members of Parliament for voting unanimously to recognize the crimes and violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, also known as Burma, as genocide. The motion follows an international condemnation of these atrocities by endorsing the findings of the United Nations… Read More


By Simon Talbot, Blog Writer In January 2018, Sudan hosted a peak of significant yet peaceful protests against rising food prices and a considerable fuel crisis, responded to by the enduring al-Bashir government with arbitrary detention of opposition activists. With the end of decades of economic sanctions on Sudan, the burden of these punitive measures… Read More


Buy Fair Trade Coffee! In support of Cafe Justicia in their work in supporting human rights and community development projects, STAND is pleased to sell their fair trade, bird-friendly, and shade grown coffee. All proceeds from the sale of the coffee go to Cafe Justicia-affiliated organizations and to STAND Canada. The coffee is available for… Read More


In conjunction with our 2015 Canadian Federal Elections campaign, we are excited to be launching our new website. Mobile-optimized with user-friendly navigation, this website will help our visitors learn more about what STAND does and advocate for in an easy, seamless manner. We welcome any and all feedback you have. Please contact Alison at hr@standcanada.org… Read More


Chad Rickaby, Blog Writer Houthi rebels remain in control of much of Yemen. They have failed to abide by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2216 that calls for the relinquishment of all controlled territory. The Saudi led Arab coalition had hopes of seizing air strikes against the Houthi rebels, ending the “Decisive Storm”… Read More


Sho Shibata, Blog Writer The term “genocide” has been persistently used as a signifier describing atrocities of the worst kind on a mass scale. Yet, many overlook the contributions the so-called “one man NGO”, Raphael Lemkin – the man who coined the term “genocide”, has had on the advocacy for recognition of genocide as an… Read More


Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer Canada has traditionally held a very important humanitarian leadership role around the world. Peacekeeping missions have given it the legacy of a nation who aids countries in desperate need of relief. These efforts were recognized internationally when Canada was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts. The country’s concentration on… Read More


Solaye Snider, Blog Writer Released last week, the summary report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada gives the nation “a rare second chance to seize a lost opportunity for reconciliation.” The TRC’s report confirmed that Canada’s past policies towards Aboriginal people, especially the Residential Schools Program, amounted to “cultural genocide” in that… Read More