Archive for November 2021

Honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, 2SLGBTQQIA people #16StoriesofCourage

November 29, 2021

There is a strong correlation between the presence of extractive projects and violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people. In protecting the land and water, Indigenous women land defenders are also enacting women’s rights and Indigenous self-determination.   “We decided that we’re…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Women survivors of armed conflict can become women human rights defenders #16StoriesofCourage

November 28, 2021

| en español |  Through psychosocial support, legal accompaniment, and human rights training, women survivors of armed conflict can become women human rights defenders.   Indeed, women are key to peacebuilding in conflict and post-conflict settings.  “I believe that if I had…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Women and post-conflict rebuilding #16StoriesofCourage

November 27, 2021

In times of conflict, women and children make up the majority of the population who take refuge outside their country’s borders. Post-conflict, women’s reintegration and contributions to peace and reconstruction have long been underestimated. Women are a driving force for peace, often on the…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Women lead gender-based violence awareness raising #16StoriesofCourage

November 26, 2021

| en français | High levels of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), combined with stigmatizing media coverage, have resulted in a presentation of sexual gender-based violence as exclusively part of a military strategy. There are, however, numerous cases of gender-based violence (GBV) committed by civilians,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, En français

“So much more can be done” – reflections on COP26

November 25, 2021

The dust may have finally settled from COP26, the UN Conference on Climate Change, which ran from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow, Scotland, but the realities of the climate crisis continue to rage. On the final day of COP, meteorologists warned that extreme weather created…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Uncategorized

Indigenous women and the protection of Mother Earth #16StoriesofCourage

November 25, 2021

| em português | Indigenous women are at the forefront in the defense of Mother Earth. In Brazil, Indigenous land defenders continue to prioritize Mother Earth despite the dangers of undertaking those efforts—criminalization, harassment, physical attacks, etc.  “And so, all warrior women, land and water…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

16 days of activism – 16 Stories of Courage

November 25, 2021

Beginning November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and lasting through December 10 (International Human Rights Day), KAIROS will join the international community and partners for the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign. To complement local and national…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Sign the petition: Call on Canada to enact corporate accountability legislation

November 22, 2021

Voluntary corporate social responsibility measures have been proven ineffective in ensuring Canadian extractive companies abroad do no harm. Canada must enact mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence legislation (mHREDD) to require companies to prevent, report on, and face consequences for human…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

Highlighting stories of courage during #16Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

November 16, 2021

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at its first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, this Campaign has been used worldwide to call for the elimination…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

#KAIROS20 gathering galvanizes network and partners

November 5, 2021

In her keynote address during We are Unstoppable, the KAIROS youth event, author and activist Helen Knott mused on the word “kairos.”  “I think of it like Double Dutch with the two skipping ropes and you’re waiting for that moment to jump in – preparing for that moment…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary

Letter of solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders

November 5, 2021

KAIROS joins representatives of an ecumenical community to register our solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en peoples who are defending their lands in opposition to the Coastal GasLink Pipeline. This pipeline violates the fundamental right of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

COP26: A moment for the people, the planet and justice

November 2, 2021

The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is now underway in Glasgow, Scotland.  From October 31 to November 12, the world will be watching to see if world leaders take the urgent and necessary steps for a fair, just…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Welcoming new partners to the ETFW project

November 2, 2021

With the next phase of the Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers During COVID-19 Project in progress, KAIROS Canada would like to highlight new partners that have joined us for Phase 2!   The Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic/C.A.R.E for International Workers Program assists temporary foreign…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

A day of thanks for Uxbridge Nurseries farm and its migrant workers

November 2, 2021

It was a beautiful day on October 17 for a drive to the Uxbridge/Brooklin area to partake at a Thanksgiving lunch for migrant workers, hosted by KAIROS’ Community Partner, Migrant Worker Solidarity Program at ACDR (Aids Committee for Durham Region), one of 15 partners of KAIROS’ Empowering Temporary…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Congratulations to all the winners of the youth poster contest

November 1, 2021

To mark its 20th anniversary, KAIROS wants to lift up the artistic work of young activists. We asked for original artwork that shares a message of justice, peace and hope – artwork that will help us as a movement and…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary, Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights

KAIROS Times: November 2021

November 1, 2021

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter