Conflict Regions

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


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


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


On Thursday STAND Canada joined a global appeal co-signed by 87 other organizations calling for immediate action to stop the human rights abuses and the human rights catastrophe engulfing Myanmar’s Rohingya population. The appeal, led by Human Rights Watch, calls for the immediate end to human rights abuses, the ability of investigators to access to Rankine… Read More


By Ekta Singla, STAND Canada Policy Team Member and guest Blog Writer   Research shows that public opinion on Canadian defence priorities is divided with people feeling strongly about how funds should be allocated between domestic and international affairs, and military spending. It is perhaps this lack of public consensus that prompted the government to… Read More


By Ekta Singla, STAND Canada Policy Researcher and Special Guest Blog Writer   International aid programmes to war torn countries have been met with mixed reactions from human rights activists, NGOs and foreign policy researchers, as it promotes in  dictatorial regimes a lack of responsibility for the poor living conditions of its own people, and hurts… Read More