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