Author: communications

Current Communications Director: Victoria Fleming and Charmaine Lee

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


By Carly Sikina, STAND Canada Blog Writer     Amal Madibbo is a Sudanese-born associate professor of sociology at the University of Calgary and recipient of the 2018 Embassy of Sudan in Canada Award. She has been an instrumental figure in strengthening the relationship between Canada and Sudan, with a focus specifically on education. She understands the… Read More


By Guneet Singh Johar,  STAND Canada Blog Writer On May 12, 2018 Iraqi citizens headed to the election polls to cast their vote to determine who would become the new leader of Iraq. This marks the first election since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been defeated. However, two months have passed… Read More


By Ammna Nasser,  STAND Canada Blog Writer Women are affected by war in a unique manner. Gender inequality is exacerbated during a conflict, an unfortunate reality currently facing Iraq and Syria. Today in Syria, women and children comprise a majority of refugees and internally displaced people. It is a key driver of poverty and vulnerability,… Read More


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