Commentary

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


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