Author: STAND Canada

Executive Director

Sho Shibata, Blog Writer The term “genocide” has been persistently used as a signifier describing atrocities of the worst kind on a mass scale. Yet, many overlook the contributions the so-called “one man NGO”, Raphael Lemkin – the man who coined the term “genocide”, has had on the advocacy for recognition of genocide as an… Read More


Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer Canada has traditionally held a very important humanitarian leadership role around the world. Peacekeeping missions have given it the legacy of a nation who aids countries in desperate need of relief. These efforts were recognized internationally when Canada was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts. The country’s concentration on… Read More


Solaye Snider, Blog Writer Released last week, the summary report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada gives the nation “a rare second chance to seize a lost opportunity for reconciliation.” The TRC’s report confirmed that Canada’s past policies towards Aboriginal people, especially the Residential Schools Program, amounted to “cultural genocide” in that… Read More


Talha Sadiq, Blog Writer The Rohingya are an ethnic Muslim minority living in the Rakhine region of western Myanmar. The Rohingya have faced institutionalized discrimination by the state for decades. These stateless people are seen by the Government of Myanmar as refugees from bordering Bangladesh; however, early Muslim settlements in the region can be traced… Read More