Syria

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 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 invite… Read More