Gender and Conflict

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 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 Farah Bogani, Blog Writer On October 25th 2016, Canadian parliament unanimously passed a motion to resettle members of the Islamic State (ISIL)-targeted Yazidi community in Canada by February 2017. For years, the predominantly Kurdish religious minority has been subjected to the brutality of ISIL whose use of sexual slavery, prevention of Yazidi births, forced… Read More


By Htay Tint, Blog Writer In 1947, The First Panglong Conference was held at Panglong in Myanmar. The father of Aung San Suu Kyi (ASSK), the current leader of Myanmar, met with ethnic minorities to discuss their concerns, which led to the formation of the Union of Burma after independence from the British. The First… Read More


A special guest blog post by Victoria Fleming, STAND Canada’s Chapters Co-Director What does it mean to live in a culture of impunity for sexual violence? Perhaps it’s a country where victim blaming is deeply engrained in a society’s understanding of gender-based crimes. Many might argue that it’s simply a product of living in a… Read More