Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer   At the beginning of September a peace agreement to resolve the 20 month old conflict in the young nation of South Sudan was reached. The international community was vocal in pressuring the warring parties, led by President Salva Kiir and former vice president Reik Machar, into signing a peace agreement. Since… Read More

With the ongoing conflict in Iraq and Syria on the minds of Canadian decision-makers leading up to October’s federal election, Canada’s response to humanitarian crises promises to be a significant part of the national discourse in the coming months. We at STAND Canada believe that issues related to the recognition and prevention of genocide should… Read More

Solaye Snider, Blog Writer Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir is currently the world’s only sitting leader to have been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Despite official warrants for his arrest issued by the ICC in 2009 and 2010, he has managed to evade capture during travel within Africa and the Middle East. Bashir’s upcoming… Read More

Dear STAND Canada supporters,With the 42nd Canadian federal election taking place this October, it is important that STAND positions itself for the upcoming year in a manner that effectively conveys our agenda. To this end, we have spent the last several months deciding where we as an organization should devote our resources in order to maximize… Read More

Attention STAND supporters! Today (August 16th, 2015) marks the official launch of our national election campaign! As the 2015 Canadian Federal Election approaches, STAND will be ramping up its advocacy efforts in order to make sure that the issue of genocide prevention takes a central place in the ongoing campaign. To do this, we will be enlisting… Read More

In conjunction with our 2015 Canadian Federal Elections campaign, we are excited to be launching our new website. Mobile-optimized with user-friendly navigation, this website will help our visitors learn more about what STAND does and advocate for in an easy, seamless manner. We welcome any and all feedback you have. Please contact Alison at… Read More

Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer   In recent years the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping operations have been roundly criticized for their inability to respond effectively to international humanitarian crisis. However, recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decisions, and independent analysts’ reports on peacekeeping, give the international institution an opportunity to regain its status as a global… Read More

Banke Kayode-Sorinwa, Blog Writer   When will the children of South Sudan again run on their streets without fear? Is there any possibility they will attend schools like their peers in war-free countries do? Will those abducted ever be returned to their parents? These questions could go on unanswered.… Read More