Author: communications

Current Communications Director: Victoria Fleming and Charmaine Lee

By Sharon Zea Rincon, Blog writer The conflict between the military and the ethnic Rakhine armed rebel group, the Arakan Army, has reached new levels of violence. The Arakan Army abducted ethnic Rohingya men and took them to remote locations in the forest. Local villagers were unable to protect themselves or interfere because the Arakan… Read More


By Lydia Zhou, Blog writer On Sunday June 17, former President Omar al-Bashir made his first public appearance since his overthrow in April. After 16 weeks of street protests against Bashir’s 30 year rule, his government was ousted through a military coup. Bashir has since appeared in court to face charges for corruption, ranging from… Read More


By Iris Jungmin Seo, Blog writer Responding to the reluctant political climate of the global refugee crisis and President Trump’s travel ban, Prime Minister Trudeau has expressed Canada’s intolerance to discrimination and embracement of refugees with the controversial twitter hashtag #WelcomeToCanada in 2017. Two years later in 2019, Canada is currently facing a different kind… Read More


By Iris Jungmin Seo, STAND Canada Blog Writer     We have committed ourselves to the principles of ‘never again!’, but history has been repeating itself in unfortunate ways. The Genocide Convention 1948, also known as the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, was the first human rights treaty adopted by… Read More