Archive for March 2012

Media Advisory – Torture and Abuse Survivors Urge Canada to Help Stop Human Rights Violations in the Philippines

March 29, 2012

Toronto/For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 WHO: Human rights defenders from the Philippines working in alliance with a cross-Canada network of churches, community groups and human rights and development organizations, including KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives and the United…

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Philippine Human Rights Defenders Bring Concerns to Canada: Canadian Tour

March 27, 2012

March 27th – April 16th From March 27th – April 16th, three Philippine human rights defenders will be touring across Canada to raise awareness about the grave realities of human rights violations occurring within a climate of impunity in the…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights

Le temps de KAIROS : mars 2012

March 27, 2012

Lire le numéro de mars 2012.

Post filed in: En français, KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

Passez à l’action pour le droit à l’eau!

March 26, 2012

Le 22 mars est la Journée mondiale de l’eau. Or le Canada n’a toujours pas adopté de Politique nationale pour assurer la sécurité de l’eau sur son territoire. Le Canada est aussi l’un des deux seuls pays, à l’Assemblée générale…

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Indigenous Human Rights Defender Killed in Mexico

March 23, 2012

KAIROS is saddened and deeply troubled by the recent murder of Bernardo Vásquez Sánchez, an Indigenous Zapotec community leader and human rights defender from Oaxaca, Mexico. This most recent example of the escalation of violence and increase in threats and…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Take Action on World Water Day 2012!

March 22, 2012

Today, March 22, is World Water Day.  Yet Canada has still failed to implement a National Water Policy which would ensure the safety of Canadian water.  Canada is also one of only two countries at the United Nations General Assembly…

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International Day for the Elimination of Racism: UN Committee calls for an end to discrimination against Indigenous peoples in Canada

March 21, 2012

In 1966, to commemorate the killing by police of peaceful anti-apartheid demonstrators in South Africa, and to promote an end to racism in all its forms, the United Nations designated March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of…

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UN Committee calls for “comprehensive strategy” to uphold the human rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada

March 15, 2012

The United Nation’s highest body for combating racism is urging Canada to take comprehensive action to end discrimination against Indigenous peoples. In a report released this week, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination expressed concern over Canada’s…

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KAIROS Times: March 2012

March 12, 2012

Read the March 2012 issue.

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

Nota Bene de Heritiers de la Justice: Message de Héritiers de la Justice à l’occasion de la journée mondiale de la femme

March 9, 2012

Investir dans la femme rurale et la jeune fille pour un avenir meilleur Il est un être que, le 8 mars de chaque année, le monde entier met à l’honneur. Il s’agit de la femme, cet être qui est, à…

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Happy International Women’s Day

March 8, 2012

Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our…

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Nota Bene de Heritiers de la Justice: Message de Héritiers de la Justice à l’occasion de la journée mondiale de la femme

March 7, 2012

Investir dans la femme rurale et la jeune fille pour un avenir meilleur Il est un être que, le 8 mars de chaque année, le monde entier met à l’honneur. Il s’agit de la femme, cet être qui est, à…

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Worship in Celebration of Earth Day

March 7, 2012

A complete Earth Day worship service! This resource features everything you need to plan a meaningful and interactive worship in your community focussing on climate justice and Indigenous rights.  

Post filed in: Ecological Justice