Archive for August 2010

Pakistan Floods

August 31, 2010

KAIROS is deeply concerned about the safety and well being of the millions of Pakistani people affected by the floods.  Although KAIROS does not have an emergency response program, many of our member Churches and organizations do. Contributions made before September…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific

Returning home, but this is a beginning

August 27, 2010

We are all returning home after the Women of Courage delegation. It has been a rich and deep experience – unforgettable. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to travel with these amazing women and to get a…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Latin America, Women of Courage

Cora reflects on Women of Courage

August 25, 2010

This blog entry was written by CORA DE LA PENA I feel fortunate to be invited by KAIROS to participate in this Women of Courage project. I feel so privileged to be able to accompany the women in Colombia. In…

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Letter from Theresa

August 23, 2010

By Theresa Halkett We the Indigenous peoples that are representing Canada on this tour are very thankful to be here. It has been very moving over the past three days; it hurts us so much to see what the Colombian…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Latin America, Women of Courage

Les communautés afro-colombiennes : entre résistance et déplacement

August 23, 2010

Par Marie-Dominik Langlois L’ouverture de la délégation a débuté à Bogota, le 16 août, avec la rencontre pré-mission des observatrices et observateurs internationaux. Près d’une centaine de femmes étaient réunies, provenant de différents pays (Espagne, Pérou, Brésil, Honduras, Canada, Québec,…

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“Who are the women of courage?” – An Interview with Vernie Yocogan-Diano

August 20, 2010

Vernie dropped into the KAIROS office on her way to meet up with the rest of the delegates in Colombia. We took the opportunity to interview her. This is Vernie’s response to the question, “Who are the women of courage?”….

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Latin America, Women of Courage

I will struggle with her

August 20, 2010

This blog entry is by Jill Harris There can be no other experience in my life that I can say would match what has happened to me in these past few days in Colombia. What did I expect? I didn’t…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Latin America, Women of Courage

We listened with heavy hearts

August 19, 2010

We arrived in Pasto Narino in the south of Colombia at 4am this morning, after a flight from Bogota to Cali and followed by an 8 hour bus ride. We were up a few hours later for a day of…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Latin America, Women of Courage

A woman of courage in Colombia

August 17, 2010

Yesterday we met with Lilia Solano, another woman of courage in Colombia.  It was great to see her in person and in her element. I hadn’t seen her since the recent death threats and attacks to the office of Justicia y…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Latin America, Women of Courage

The adventure begins for some, ends for others, and awaits 2 more.

August 16, 2010

Six of us arrived safely in Bogotá, last night. Jill, Marie-Do, Rachel and I flew through Mexico on bankruptcy-protected airline Mexicana. We didn’t know that the airline would be in trouble when we booked the tickets. The only supplies they…

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The excitement builds: Our bags are packed. We’re ready to go.

August 13, 2010

It’s just two days before we leave on the Women of Courage delegation and the excitement is building. We just heard on Wednesday that Chantal Bilulu, our delegate from the Congo, received her visa from the Colombian Embassy in Nairobi…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice, Latin America, Women of Courage