Global South

OFP’s International Women’s Day statement denounces violence against women as a Humanitarian Emergency

March 9, 2023

On International Women’s Day, KAIROS partner, Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), released a statement calling attention to and denouncing the increase in violence against women in the region of Magdalena Medio, including the assassination of Sandra Lozano on March 7.   The…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Global South

Transforming dreams into reality in Colombia

February 28, 2023

I am visiting Colombia for the first time as the new Latin America Partnerships Coordinator. And this is the first time anyone from KAIROS had visited in three years, since the pandemic began. We started in Colombia with the Organización…

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

Budget 2023: Urge support for women peacebuilders

February 9, 2023

Last year, the federal government took a step toward fulfilling a promise it made during the 2021 Throne Speech. That promise was to increase Canada’s international assistance budget each year, and invest in sustainable, equitable, and feminist development that benefits…

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

KAIROS calls for the release of water and land defenders in El Salvador.

January 27, 2023

The flow of the river water cannot be detained for long! KAIROS, along with other 251 Organizations from 29 countries has signed a solidarity statement calling on the Salvadoran government to drop the charges against leading Water Defenders arrested on…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Global South, Latin America

International Human Rights Day

December 16, 2022

OFP Celebration of Women Human Rights Defenders This year on December 10, International Human Rights Day, KAIROS partner, the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP) in Barrancabermeja, Magdalena Medio, Colombia, celebrated the lives of Women Human Rights Defenders like Evangelina Marin Rueda,…

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The delegation to COP27 begins

November 8, 2022

The KAIROS and For Love of Creation Delegation begins! On November 9, delegates arrive in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt from across the Global South – South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, West Bank, Colombia, Ghana, Ecuador and the Philippines-…

Post filed in: COP27, Ecological Justice, Global South

KAIROS brings to COP27 its Blanket Exercise and an event on gender, conflict & climate

November 8, 2022

In Egypt, KAIROS leads a Blanket Exercise on November 12, and partners with Equality Fund on Global South Perspectives on Climate Justice, Peace and Conflict, and Gender Equality, an event in the Canadian Pavilion, November 16  (Ottawa: Unceded Algonquin Territory)…

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