Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Empowerment of women and girls in the DR Congo #KAIROS20

August 3, 2021

My sincere thanks to KAIROS who supported my trip to Canada to participate in the 2019 International Human Rights Training Program held in Montreal and the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, in June 2019.  Left to right: Rachel Warden and Néné Lubala.Left to right: Dayna the translator and Néné Lubala. With the support of KAIROS Canada, 8 women members of SALVIS…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20, Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

L’autonomisation des femmes et jeunes filles en République du Congo #KAIROS20

August 3, 2021

Mes sincères remerciements à KAIROS qui a supporté mon voyage au Canada pour participer au Programme International de Formation aux Droits humains 2019 tenue à Montréal et à cette occasion passer un bon moment avec Rachel Warden en vue de participer à Women Deliver Conference tenue à Vancouver en juin 2019.  De gauche à…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20, Africa, En français, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

TAKE ACTION to stop state-sponsored killings and human rights violations in the Philippines

July 23, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of Indigenous peoples, land and human rights defenders, and low-income people are being displaced, terrorized, jailed and killed in the Philippines by their own government.   SEND A LETTER TO YOUR MP NOW! INVESTIGATE PH is documenting these abuses in a series of three reports. The second report,…

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

Congratulations to the OFP on their 49th anniversary

July 22, 2021

This week the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP) celebrates their 49th anniversary.   The OFP will be hosting two public events in Spanish this week to commemorate the organization’s forty-nine years:  Thursday, July 22 at 5:00pm EDT | Virtual conversation on the feminist economic alternatives on Facebook Live via the OFP’s Facebook account   Saturday,…

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

KAIROS calls on Canada to heed recommendations of Investigate PH report

July 21, 2021

Holding the Philippines government to account for human rights violations  KAIROS has recently joined thirty-five civil society organizations, churches and prominent individuals representing labour, youth, faith communities, human rights defenders, and the Filipino community in delivering a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs,…

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

Hot off the press! Women Peace and Security At a Glance report for year 3

July 15, 2021

The At a Glance report for Year 3 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 women peacebuilders in Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Palestine – in a year that…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Gender and land defense in Abya Yala in times of pandemic

July 9, 2021

“In this new global context, the compilation of struggles and the essential role of women in the defense of territories, the specificities and damages that they experience in socio-environmental conflicts, become relevant…” Latin American Network of Women Defenders of Social and Environmental Rights, 2020 annual report  Women…

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

KAIROS and partners mark the 10th anniversary of South Sudan: the world’s youngest country

July 8, 2021

Friday, July 9th marks the 10th anniversary of South Sudan, the world’s newest country.   Despite some progress towards peace and reconciliation, particularly since the signing of the latest iteration of the peace agreement, the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of…

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

Investigate PH releases 2nd report on escalating human rights violations in the Philippines

July 7, 2021

Yesterday, INVESTIGATE PH released its second report on human rights violations in the Philippines. The findings – which highlights escalating state-driven violence – are deeply alarming and demand urgent attention. The report is the second in a series of three…

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

Women peacebuilders lay groundwork for sustained transformational change

July 6, 2021

Located literally under the shadow of the West Bank wall in Bethlehem, Wi’am: Palestinian Conflict Transformation Centre offers women victims of gender-based oppression and violence just that—transformational change.  Wi’am—a partner of KAIROS Canada’s Women of Courage, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program—is one of four women-led grassroots organizations that…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Hilando y tejiendo juntas: camino de hermandad y solidaridad #KAIROS20

June 29, 2021

English KAIROS está celebrando 20 años como organización de justicia social, ecuménica y ambiental. Desde sus inicios comenzamos a trabajar juntos. Nuestras organizaciones, hilando y tejiendo juntas.   Siempre encontramos sintonía en la lucha frente a los impactos de las actividades…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20, En Español, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Spinning and weaving together: A journey of siblinghood and solidarity #KAIROS20

June 29, 2021

Español  KAIROS is celebrating 20 years as a social, ecumenical, and environmental justice organization. From its beginning we began to work together. Our organizations, spinning and weaving together.  We always find harmony in the struggles against the impacts of oil and mining activities, climate change, and the role of Indigenous peoples and women in the…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America, Uncategorized

Letter to the Editor: Canada needs to step up its human rights, with shift to emerging energy technologies

June 29, 2021

Re: Canada better step up its game on battery-powered electric vehicles,(The Hill Times, June 7.) Canada does need to step up, but on human rights, with the shift to emerging energy technologies, especially as it is poised to benefit from…

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

KAIROS condemns the killing of three Indigenous youth in the Philippines, and decries the loss of life

June 18, 2021

KAIROS joins partners, human rights organizations, churches and solidarity organizations from around the world in condemning the rape and murder of three Indigenous youth in Lianga town, Mindanao, Philippines, by the Philippines Army.   As we call for justice and an end to this impunity, we grieve the loss of…

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

Women Resisting Extractivism Film Club | The Condor & The Eagle

June 14, 2021

For the June instalment of the Women Resisting Extractivism film night, KAIROS has partnered with theLegacy of Hope Foundationfor a screening and discussion of The Condor & The Eagle.  This online event features co-hosts Chrystal Waban from KAIROS’ Indigenous Rights…

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

Canada can and must share vaccines now

June 4, 2021

KAIROS joins other Love My Neighbour Project participants and civil society groups in signing on to this press release, led by UNICEF, that calls on Canada to do more on vaccine dose sharing.  This press release and campaign around dose…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Women defending land and water in Brazil: MERE Hub launch in Portuguese (watch the webinar)

June 4, 2021

KAIROS is pleased to announce that MERE Hub is now available in Portuguese with content on the gendered impacts of resource extraction in Brazil. On Monday, May 31, 2021, the Brazilian phase of MERE Hub with Sônia Guajajara (Indigenous Peoples Articulation, Apib)Maria Júlia Andrade…

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

National feminist vigil in Colombia

May 31, 2021

“We cry out for a just and true peace, a peace that mobilizes us in love for other people and nature, a peace that guarantees respect for human rights, a peace that allows all Colombian families to store sufficient water…

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

Media Release: Brazilian phase of KAIROS online gender justice and mining hub launches May 31

May 27, 2021

International panel event kicks off MERE Hub’s Brazilian phase   WHAT: KAIROS Canada launches Brazilian Phase of MERE Hub with the international panel event, Women Defending Land and Water in Brazil. English-Portuguese simultaneous interpretation will be provided.   Mother Earth and Resource Extraction (MERE) Hub is a living digital resource hub developed for and…

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

KAIROS calls for just peace amidst escalating violence in Israel/Palestine

May 14, 2021

KAIROS is extremely concerned about the escalation of violence in Israel and Palestine and deeply saddened by the loss of life.  KAIROS stands in solidarity with our partners in Palestine and in Israel and offers prayers to those experiencing extreme suffering.   KAIROS laments the assault of worshippers in…

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

Prayer for peace with justice in Palestine and Israel

May 13, 2021

As violence and repression escalate in Palestine and Israel, KAIROS continues to call for lasting and just peace, respect for human rights and an end to the occupation.   The Rev. Andreas Thiel who is a member of the KAIROS Steering Committee and who participated in the KAIROS…

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

Joint letter to PM about Canada’s role in global vaccine equity

May 12, 2021

KAIROS has joined 25 churches, faith, interfaith, ecumenical organizations and others, all participants in the Love My Neighbour project, in sending a letter to the Prime Minister regarding Canada’s important role in increasing the number of COVID-19 vaccines distributed quickly and equitably in…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Organización Femenina Popular’s call to the international community

May 10, 2021

“Women have suffered from hunger, fear, and uncertainty in the face of deepening poverty and unemployment; we have feared that everything could get worse by having to pay more or eat less in the face of the proposed tax reform; we have felt the fragility…

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

KAIROS condemns the Colombian government’s violent repression of its people

May 5, 2021

Since April 28, 2021, thousands of people have taken to the streets of Colombia; the initial catalyst of the protests was the federal government’s proposed tax hike. Amid the social, economic, and health impacts of the pandemic as well as the ongoing insecurity—massacres, the targeting of…

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

KAIROS’ response to federal budget 2021

May 4, 2021

Heralded as a shift from the Washington Consensus, a doctrine of free-market economic policies that prioritizes austerity over social support, Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience outlines $101.4 billion in new spending targeted at those who were hit hard by pandemic – specifically women. While KAIROS applauds the shift to greater social…

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

Solidarity Statement on the occasion of the May 2 Ecumenical Sunday of Lament in the Philippines

April 30, 2021

Respect and Protect God’s Gift of Life and Reject the Prevailing Culture of Violence and Death!  Let us all Pray and Work for a Just and Lasting Peace.  On April 28 and 29, 2021 the Asia Pacific Forum (APF) met in its…

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

Women Resisting Extractivism Film Club | Firewater Thunderbird Rising

April 29, 2021

Join KAIROS’ MERE Hub on Thursday, May 20th at 7:00pm EDT for the fourth installment of its virtual film club on the gendered impacts of resource extraction.   This penultimate session will be hosted by Tasheena Sarazin, an Algonquin artist with roots from Pikwàkanagàn First Nation and Bear Island. Tasheena is a hard-working mother of three children and an active member…

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

Ecumenical call opposing evictions and demolitions of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

April 29, 2021

KAIROS joins other Christian denominations, church agencies, ecumenical organizations and networks in  calling on the Canadian government to take action on the recent acceleration in attempts by Israeli settler organizations to forcibly evict and dispossess hundreds of Palestinian families  in the Sheikh Jamal and Silwan neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem.  From Palestinian and Israeli partners, we have learned that fifteen families totaling…

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