Indigenous Veterans Long Overdue Recognition  By: Sehnez Topyurek (STAND Policy Researcher) The heroism of many Canadians during the wartimes forms an important part of the country’s history, which is being recognized by a number of memorials that have been created across the nation. The majority of Canadians honour veterans on Remembrance Day, which is recognized… Read More

Climate and Conflict: Preventing Collective Violence in a Warming World Prepared by: Michelle Choe Summary Climate change presents environmental and societal challenges, where rising sea levels have already led to forced displacement, food insecurity, and climate refugees. Increasing evidence shows that climate change is directly correlated with occurrences of collective violence and genocide. As climate… Read More

The STAND Canada Strategic Policy Report: Rohingya Crisis – Through in-depth research and analysis, STAND Canada has produced a strategic policy report on the Rohingya crisis. Background Since gaining independence from Britain in 1948, governance in Myanmar (Burma) has been largely unstable, changing hands between military and civilian governments. The first coup took place in… Read More

The Harsh New Realities of Afghan Women and Girls Under the Taliban During their ruling in Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, the Taliban  imposed strict restrictions and laws that violated the human rights of Afghan civilians and coerced them into following their own austere version of Islamic law. Under the Taliban regime, women and girls… Read More