Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Call for bolder ecumenical commitment to justice and peace: reflections from 11th WCC Assembly

September 26, 2022

The recently concluded 11th World Council of Churches Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, was quite an experience for the more than 4,000 attendees who participated in the event, in its significance and richness in content. Participants included delegates from WCC member…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Introducing Paul Belisario – IPMSD/The Philippines

September 17, 2022

Meet Paul Belisario, Assistant Global Coordinator for the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL), a KAIROS solidarity partner. His work focuses on campaigns, mobilization and outreach on the themes of liberation movements and right to self-determination, land rights,…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Introducing Hana Elias Anton Kare – Wi’am/West Bank

September 16, 2022

Introducing Hana Kare, a researcher, trainer and peace activist with Wi’am: Palestine Conflict Transformation Centre. Like the other Women, Peace and Security partners, Wi’am is a long-term ecumenical and KAIROS partner, now active in the emerging gender, conflict and climate…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Middle East

Introducing Chantal Bilulu – Héritiers de la Justice/DRC

September 15, 2022

Meet Chantal Bilulu, Project Manager for Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program at Héritiers de la Justice in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a KAIROS WPS partner. Chantal has 8 years of experience defending, protecting and promoting human rights…

Post filed in: Africa, Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Introducing Juan Rachel – SSCC/South Sudan

September 15, 2022

Meet Juan Rachel Michael Roberto, Advocacy Coordinator for South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), a long-term ecumenical and KAIROS partner in South Sudan. The SSCC is a Women of Courage partner in our Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program and…

Post filed in: Africa, Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Introducing Noble Wadzah – Oil Watch Africa/Ghana

September 15, 2022

Meet Noble Wadzah, Coordinator of Oil Watch Africa’s chapter in Ghana, Oil Watch Ghana, a KAIROS Global Solidarity partner. Noble’s work focuses on energy transition as expressed in Oil Watch’s Africa campaign: “Leave the Oil in the Soil.” This campaign…

Post filed in: Africa, Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Introducing Kelly Campo – OFP/Colombia

September 14, 2022

Let’s meet Kelly Johanna Campo Becerra, a member of the coordinating committee of the Organización Femenina Popular – Popular Feminist Organization (OFP/Colombia), responsible for the feminist popular economy and environmental programs. She is also a leader in the youth movement…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Introducing Ivonne Yanez – Acción Ecológica/Ecuador

September 14, 2022

Meet Ivonne Yanez. She is a founding member and current president of Acción Ecológica (Ecuador), one of the most well-known and respected climate justice organizations in Latin America, as well as Oilwatch Latin America, an oil activities resistance network. Ivonne…

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

Reflections from WCC 11th Assembly by Jackcilia Salathiel

September 12, 2022

The opening prayer in the evening of the WCC assembly in Karlsruhe, under the big canopy tent outside, moved me to tears when the Greek Orthodox Bishop in his turn to pray started by saying, “I bring to you greetings…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS workshop at WCC Assembly inspires hope for gender justice in Christ’s love

September 7, 2022

KAIROS delivered an engaging workshop at the ongoing 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Karlsruhe, Germany, on Lessons from women peacebuilders on transformation to more peaceful, just and sustainable relationships among all peoples and with Creation….

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS and Partners at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches

September 1, 2022

A delegation of KAIROS staff, and two representatives of the KAIROS Women of Courage: Women Peace and Security (WPS) partners from South Sudan and Palestine, are currently participating at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Read all about it! Women Peace and Security at a Glance report for Year Four

August 3, 2022

Le français et l’espagnol suivent. Le siguen el francés y el español. The At a Glance report for Year 4 of the KAIROS Women of Courage: Women Peace and Security program is now available in English, French and Spanish.  The report highlights the critical work of KAIROS partners – grassroots…

Post filed in: En Español, En français, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Congratulations to the OFP, KAIROS partner in Colombia, on their 50th Anniversary

July 21, 2022

Today, July 21 2022, the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), a KAIROS Women, Peace and Security partner in Colombia, celebrates its 50th anniversary – 50 years of working with communities and grassroots women in the Magdelana Medio region to build just, sustainable…

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

OFP to celebrates 50 years of sowing life, territory and peace in Colombia

May 30, 2022

On July 21, the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), a KAIROS Women, Peace and security partner in Colombia, will celebrate its 50th anniversary. This represents an incredible history and achievement – 50 years of working with communities and grassroots women in…

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

Voting for change and human rights in the Philippines

May 3, 2022

Filipinos go to the polls on May 9 to elect a new leader and government. This could be a moment for positive change, or a continuation of well documented human rights violations that have escalated under President Durante’s regime.  The…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Tabled: Two new bills asserting that Human Rights and Accountability are Non-negotiable

March 30, 2022

A people and planet first approach to business is long overdue. This is why KAIROS welcomes the tabling of two corporate accountability bills in the House of Commons today. These two bills seek to address deficiencies in the way Canada…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Indigenous Women’s March in defense of land and natural resources in Brazil

March 28, 2022

Highlighting MERE Hub Brazil  Led by Indigenous women, Indigenous people mobilized in 2021 to counter governmental attempts to further dispossess and displace them of their lands and territories. The Brazilian government is seeking to open large areas to both domestic…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

This International Women’s Day register for a Women of Courage workshop at the UNCSW66

March 7, 2022

FRANÇAIS | ESPAÑOL | ENGLISH | Joignez-vous à nous pour un atelier sur les Femmes de Courage lors de la Commission des Nations Unies sur la condition de la femme (CSW66) Joyeuse Journée Internationale de la Femme!  Aujourd’hui, nous reconnaissons…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, En Español, En français, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Urge your MP to ensure women peacebuilders are well funded in 2022/23 Budget

March 6, 2022

The Canadian government made an important promise in 2021.   That promise, if fulfilled, will help to effectively address urgent challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and conflict that affect us all, nationally and globally.  In the 2021 Throne Speech,…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS joins partners in condemning the assassination of human rights defenders Teófilo Acuña Ribón and Jorge Alberto Tafur in Colombia

March 2, 2022

On February 22, Teófilo Acuña Ribón and Jorge Alberto Tafur, two well respected human rights defenders working for land rights in Colombia were killed. Teófilo and Jorge Alberto are two of thirty-three human rights defenders murdered thus far in 2022…

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

Kaji’ Ajpop Strengthens Indigenous Women’s Rights in Guatemala

March 1, 2022

KAIROS has a long history of working with partners in Guatemala on Indigenous rights, environmental and land defense, and gender justice. In 2021, KAIROS began exploring a new partnership and supporting the work of Kaji’ Ajpop, an association that promotes…

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

Land defenders’ human rights continue to be violated – this must change

February 28, 2022

On February 6, Gidimt’en land defenders made a submission to the UN denouncing Canada’s violation of Indigenous rights in the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. In recent days, there have been several key events pertaining to water and land…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Op Eds & Rabble

Decolonization is at the heart of effective climate action

February 25, 2022

Photo: Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault, pictured on the Hill on Jan. 31, 2022. Decolonization is at the heart of effective climate action. This means giving space to Black and other racialized people, particularly women, to have a…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Op Eds & Rabble

Join us for Women of Courage Workshop at UN Commission on the Status of Women #CSW66

February 24, 2022

KAIROS is hosting a virtual parallel event at the 2022 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), on March 22, 2022, at 10.00AM – 12.00PM EST. The workshop, ‘Women peacebuilders build back with environmental and economic security’, will…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Strengthening the livelihoods of Palestinians through agriculture in the West Bank

February 23, 2022

The agricultural sector, considered the cornerstone of Palestinian economic development, has not been able to play its strategic role because of the dispossession of land and the denial of access to agricultural areas, water resources, domestic and external markets as…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Middle East

KAIROS wish list 2022

February 1, 2022

As Canada and the world grapples with multiple crises, including pandemic related impacts and extreme weather events fueled by global heating, KAIROS calls on all levels of government in Canada to prioritize a just and equitable recovery. This includes a…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Migrant Justice

Start 2022 by calling on Canada to pass corporate accountability legislation

January 20, 2022

Thank you for being an advocate for corporate accountability in 2021.    Whether you participated in KAIROS’ Women Resisting Extractivism film club, attended the launch of MERE Hub Brazil and/or the Testimonio and Storytelling event, read the report “Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Grandmothers-Land/Water Defenders Sharing and Learning Circle: Generating Knowledge for Action,”…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Call on the International Criminal Court to resume investigation in the Philippines

December 13, 2021

KAIROS and member churches and church organizations have sent an open letter to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, calling on him to re-open the investigation for crimes against humanity committed under the auspices of the War on Drugs in the Philippines.   Such an investigation is needed to…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage