A world without genocide | Un monde sans génocide

Solaye Snider, Blog Writer   Seven months after signing the most recent peace agreement, the humanitarian crisis remains dire in South Sudan. In response to numerous delays in the peace process, officials from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) continue to stress that the formation of the transitional government of national unity (TGoNU)… Read More

Henry Paikin, Policy Researcher   While we’ve all seen the viral video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeting refugees as they arrive at Pearson Airport with warm winter coats in hand — or heard the heart-warming news that a number of LGBT Syrians will march with the Prime Minister in Toronto’s upcoming Pride Parade —… Read More

Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer   Western Democratic darling Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won the 2015 Myanmar election and promised a new democratic regime in Myanmar. The transition from the Junta government to the new democratic state has been delayed due to a set of demands from the previous military regime. This series of demands… Read More

Camilla Shearman, Blog Writer   Formally labelling a group’s actions as ‘genocide’ carries significant political consequences, including referring the case to the International Criminal Court, increasing efforts to address the crimes, and recognising the responsibility to protect (R2P) principle, which places the responsibility to stop the atrocities within the purview of the international community. On… Read More

Banke Sorinwa, Blog Writer   Humanitarian assistance is generally accepted to mean the aid and action designed to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of man-made crises and natural disasters, as well as to prevent and strengthen preparedness for the occurrence of such situations. The need for humanitarian… Read More

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Camilla Shearman, Blog Writer While violence in the world’s newest state is often understood as ethnic conflict, women and girls from all ethnicities and communities in South Sudan are vulnerable to severe forms of gendered violence. Alongside nation-wide problems of displacement, extrajudicial killings, and destruction of home and livelihood, women and girls are particularly targeted… Read More