Author: communications

Current Communications Director: Victoria Fleming and Charmaine Lee

By Farah Bogani, STAND Canada Blog Writer Gender has played a central strategic role throughout ISIS’ genocidal campaign against the Yazidi people. However, news coverage has often neglected this wider aspect of the destruction of the Yazidi population. If international legal and humanitarian responses are to deal effectively with the ongoing genocide, it is vital… Read More


By Liam Nolan, STAND Canada Blog Writer The United Nations has declared that South Sudan has an impending risk of famine, marking the first time that a country has faced this sort of catastrophe in six years. Approximately 5.5 million people are at risk of not having a reliable food source by July. People fleeing… Read More


Special Guest Post by STAND Canada Policy Director Maria Simeonova Prior to the January 20th inauguration, the Trump administration had already begun talks on suspending or altogether dismantling former President Obama’s Dodd-Frank Act, specifically section 1502 responsible for addressing conflict minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Section 1502 of the rule mandates… Read More


By Liam Nolan, STAND Canada Blog Writer US President Donald Trump’s banning of travel from seven majority-Muslim countries (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Somalia, and Libya) and suspension of the US’s refugee intake has drawn condemnation from several countries, human rights organizations, and even the United Nations. In response to this radical change in US… Read More


Blog shared with permission. Original post appeared January 27 on STAND USA website. By Francesca Freeman, STAND USA’s National Student Director for the 2016-2017 school year. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my… Read More