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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

The gendered impacts of the mining industry in Brazil

April 29, 2021

The impacts of the mining industry in Brazil are best known by the two major tailing dam bursts that took place in Mariana (2015) and Brumadinho (2019) in the state of Minas Gerais. These human-made disasters took the life of hundreds of people and caused massive environmental destruction. However, well before these breaches, the mining industry had been a source of afflictions and human rights…

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

Time to rethink the model: distinctions-based framework is colonial, sexist, and simply doesn’t work

April 22, 2021

Invite us to the table. End the discrimination. And respectfully use a distinction-based approach when it is needed. Not as a blanket approach to exclude women and gender diverse people or other relevant stakeholders. The federal government likes to say…

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

Gender-based violence in Colombia, from the utopia of norms to reality #CSW65

April 20, 2021

Among the many conclusions at the UN Commission on the Status of Women as well as figures and statistics—concrete data and real cases—on the global increase of gender-based violence experienced in the last year due to the pandemic, the specific case of Colombia continues to astonish. In Colombia femicides have increased by 175% compared to last year, with a total of 630 femicides during 2020.  Despite this reality, there is…

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First climate change lawsuit in Ecuador

April 19, 2021

La versión en español de este blog sigue a continuación.  The following is a summary and update from Ivonne Yánez of Acción Ecológica (Ecuador) on the status of the first climate change lawsuit to be heard in Ecuador. Acción Ecológica is a KAIROS global partner.   Acción Ecológica, together with the Union of People Affected by Texaco (UDAPT),…

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

IPMSDL hosts third Women Resisting Extractivism Film Night

April 13, 2021

KAIROS would like to thank the international Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination & Liberation (IPMSDL) for hosting the April Session of the Women Resisting Extractivism Film Club.  Over seventy people joined the evening to watch the documentaries Ground Zero and Imaset, which were introduced by Beverly Longid through video. And listen…

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Extraction, cooptation are not feminist policies #CSW65

April 8, 2021

en français | en español From Zoom link to livestream, across multiple corners of the Earth, and very much in spite of digital inequities, people came together for the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65). The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the United Nations and other organizing entities to undertake…

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The pandemic will not hinder us from uniting as women #CSW65

April 6, 2021

en français | en español I was honored to attend the CSW65 from March 15-26, 2021 as part of the KAIROS’ delegation and through the generous accommodation of ACT Alliance.   The pandemic may have hindered women from gathering physically but, through technology, participants including here in the Philippines were able to experience New York for two weeks. Indeed, not…

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Héritiers de la Justice in DR Congo overcame language challenges to engage virtually in #CSW65

March 30, 2021

en français | en español KAIROS partner in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Héritiers de la Justice (HJ) participated in workshops during the virtual United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women Session 65, March 15 to 26, 2021 (CSW65) based on a number of themes related to increasing capacity for programming within the framework of the Women, Peace and Security project.  HJ…

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Women Resisting Extractivism Film Club | “Ground Zero”

March 29, 2021

Join KAIROS’ MERE Hub on Monday, April 12th at 8:00pm EDT (8:00am Tuesday, April 13 in the Philippines) for the third installment of its virtual film club on the gendered impacts of resource extraction.   This third session will be hosted by Beverly Longid of international Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination & Liberation (IPMSDL). IPMSDL have chosen the documentary “Ground Zero.” The…

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

I am not alone #CSW65

March 29, 2021

en français | en español Greetings from Bethlehem. I would like to thank KAIROS for providing the opportunity for me to participate in the sixty-fifth Commission on Status of Women (CSW65) for the first time. I am Minerva Q. Jarayseh, a lecturer in the social science department at the University of Bethlehem, women’s advocate and family counselor.  There were many interesting and relevant topics with great panelists outlined in the heavily…

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