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A world without genocide | Un monde sans génocide

By Nicholas Boland-Cairney, Blog Writer The world has witnessed Syrian pro-government forces make significant advances on rebel-held Eastern Aleppo throughout October and November, increasing the strain on the already limited amount of emergency services and infrastructure available. Between the shelling and numerous casualties, the rebels have managed to muster the will to launch counter-offensives on… Read More


By Maria Simeonova, STAND Canada Policy Director As two of STAND’s primary regions of focus, STAND is alarmed by recent and continuous developments concerning Myanmar and South Sudan. Over the course of the last few months, the humanitarian situation in both countries has deteriorated. Separate United Nations Special Panel Commissions within Myanmar and South Sudan… 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 Nicholas Boland-Cairney, Blog Writer           Out of the 4.5 million people who have fled Syria since the onset of the civil war, a mere 162,151 have been offered resettlement. The vast majority await their fate in camps throughout Syria’s neighboring countries. It’s no wonder that an overwhelming amount of international… Read More


By Salma Hees, Blog Writer The call to “make America great again,” a call with subtexts of racism, classism, and sexism has been heard all over the world. In Canada, this call came with a unique response, an Internet campaign informing Americans that America is great, and urging the American public to stand above the exclusionary… Read More