Gender Justice

A reclamation of space – how the women of Barrancabermeja, Colombia took back their territory during the OFP’s Humanitarian Mission

March 14, 2024

Spanish/Español Early in the morning on March 9, women from various municipalities around Barrancabermeja, Colombia mobilized to participate and support their sisters from a neighbourhood called Comuna 7 in a march that left Camilo Torres Park at 7 am. Near…

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International Women’s Day – Peacebuilding in the West Bank

March 7, 2024

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, KAIROS and its partners have been immersed in the Final Reporting for our six-year Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security program with Global Affairs Canada, including Wi’am: Palestinian Conflict Transformation Centre,…

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KAIROS’ Calls to Action 2024

January 31, 2024

We regard this time with increasing alarm. Canada and the world are grappling with the pandemic’s aftermath, horrific wars, the erosion of democracy and rise in global temperatures and its catastrophic impacts. Our global partners continue to report increases in…

Post filed in: Calls To Action, Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice, Gender Justice, Indigenous Rights, Migrant Justice

Women do the sustainability heavy lifting worldwide

January 23, 2024

Two weeks before the 28th UN climate change conference (COP28) kicked off in Dubai, I was at a women-led nature centre in the heart of Colombia. Conceived and managed by the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), La Comunera is helping to lay the…

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Colombia’s kairos moment

November 30, 2023

We are in Colombia during a kairos moment. We are here, specifically, to witness firsthand the work of the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), a KAIROS Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Program partner. The OFP is a long-standing…

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My eye-opening visit with the OFP in Colombia

November 27, 2023

I write from the heart of Barrancabermeja Colombia, on a trip that has been an eye-opener for me. I am KAIROS’ Finance Coordinator, and a delegate with KAIROS’ Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) program, visiting the Organization Femenina Popular (OFP),…

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Solidarity spells M.U.J.E.R.

November 24, 2023

Post from San Pablo, Cantagallo. Colombia Women from the neighbourhoods around San Pablo, Sur de Bolivar gathered at the Organizacion Femenina Popular (Women’s House) to discuss the details of the upcoming vigil for peace and against violence  and to send…

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Light a Candle – Join KAIROS and OFP on Nov 25 for a vigil to end violence against women

November 24, 2023

Greetings from Barrancabermeja Colombia. It’s wonderfully inspiring to be back in Colombia with the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP). It’s good for the soul to be with an organization that believes in the capacity of women to make dreams a reality,…

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Interview with Neema Nene Lubala at the WPS South South Exchange in Wau South Sudan

July 31, 2023

A brief interview with Neema Nene Lubala, Héritiers de la Justice participant in Wau, South Sudan, during the Women, Peace and Security partners exchange. In South Sudan the partners were hosted by the South Sudan Council of Churches

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WPS African partner brings WPS program to life at the South-South Exchange in Nairobi

July 24, 2023

We are in Kenya and South Sudan for the KAIROS Women of Courage Women Peace and Security (WPS) program South-South Exchange. This exchange is between KAIROS partners, Heritiers de la Justice (HJ) from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)…

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Exchanges for peace

July 21, 2023

“Exchanges provide a forum for knowledge exchange and learning of best practices that can be replicated in our country.” We would like to refer to this South South exchange between The South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) and Héritiers de…

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Rassemblement Sud-Sud d’échange entre la République Démocratique du Congo et le Sud Soudan

July 20, 2023

Available in English here Partenaires d’exécution du Programme Kairos Femmes de courage : Femme, Paix et Sécurité (WPS) respectivement en République Démocratique du Congo et au Sud Soudan depuis avril 2018, cinq délégué-e-s de l’organisation Héritiers de la Justice (HJ) et…

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South-South exchange meeting between the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan

July 20, 2023

Disponible en Français ici Five delegates from the organization Héritiers de la Justice (HJ) and three from the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) are meeting from July 17 to 22, 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya, to exchange their experiences in…

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Camp Micah calling! Youth encouraged to participate in this social justice camp

July 4, 2023

Help foster the next generation movement for peace and justice. Please encourage a young person to attend Camp Micah for the experience of a lifetime. August 20-25, 2023 Ages: 14-18 years Sliding scale payment option Sign up today! Camp Micah…

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Canada recognizes KAIROS partner for gender, climate and peace work

June 14, 2023

Global Affairs Canada awards Organización Femenina Popular during the second annual Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Awards Ceremony (Toronto – Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit) – KAIROS is thrilled to announce that Global Affairs Canada (GAC) awarded…

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A Prayer for MMIWG2S

May 2, 2023

Connor Sarazin A Prayer for MMIWG2S Mother Earth, Grandmother Moon, we pray to you. We pray that you hold our tears of sadness. We pray that you hold our hearts aching with grief. We pray that we will see our…

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KAIROS unpacks Budget 2023

April 5, 2023

Budget 2023 was delivered at a time of high inflation and national debt – and a challenge from Canada’s largest trading partner to step up investment in clean energy.   It was no surprise then that the budget, announced on March…

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