Women of Courage

KAIROS Partner Delegation Participates in the International Gathering Women Resisting Extractivism in Montreal, April 27-30

April 16, 2018

From April 27 to 30, KAIROS delegates from Canada and the Global South will participate in the International Gathering of Women Resisting Extractivism in Montreal. This gathering will bring together more than 40 land and life defenders from around the…

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NEW VIDEO! Women Building Peace in South Sudan: Agnes Wasuk Petia and Awak Deng

March 15, 2018

This International Women’s Day, we honoured and celebrated two women of courage: Agnes Wasuk Petia and Awak Deng from the National Women’s Programme of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), a KAIROS partner. The following 5 minute video, Women…

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KAIROS Women of Courage Program: Being a Feminist every day of the year

March 7, 2018

On International Women’s Day everyone is encouraged to be a feminist.  It’s one day of the year where we have the rare opportunity to highlight the women’s movement and the significant achievements of courageous women, as well as current struggles…

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Support women peace-builders on International Human Rights Day

December 8, 2017

“The role of women in peace-making in South Sudan is crucial.” These are the words of Agnes Wasuk Petia, reflecting on the conflict in South Sudan that she has lived through for much of her life. Agnes and Awak Deng,…

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‘Be the spark’: South Sudanese women call on Canada for help

December 5, 2017

“Women are used like tools in war,” but with help they could be peacemakers, says Agnes Wasuk Petia Photo: Agnes Wasuk Petia (right) and Awak Hussein Deng are both involved in national women’s programming for the South Sudan Council of…

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COMMUNIQUÉ de PRESSE: Des femmes leaders du Soudan du Sud appellent le Canada à soutenir les femmes artisanes de la paix

November 22, 2017

Deux représentantes du Conseil des Églises du Soudan du Sud visitent sept villes canadiennes dans le cadre de la tournée No Mas II, du 24 novembre au 10 décembre 2017  (Toronto, Ont.) – Exhorter le gouvernement du Canada à soutenir,…

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MEDIA RELEASE: South Sudan women leaders urge Canada to support women peace builders

November 21, 2017

Two representatives from South Sudan Council of Churches to tour seven Canadian cities during No Mas II tour, November 24 – December 10 (Toronto, ON) – Urging the Canadian government’s political and financial support for grassroots women’s organizations to ensure…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Women’s grassroots peace building featured at Kitchener-Waterloo events, November 26-27

November 6, 2017

South Sudanese women peace leaders in Canada to address gender-based violence and women’s empowerment as part of KAIROS’ seven-city No Más II tour  (Toronto, ON) – Two South Sudanese women will present a compelling case for Canadian political and financial…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Women’s grassroots peace building featured at Toronto event, November 24

November 3, 2017

South Sudanese women peace leaders kick off Canadian No Más II tour in Toronto (Toronto, ON) – Two South Sudanese women will present a compelling case for Canadian political and financial support for community-based women’s organizations focused on peace building…

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27th Annual Feb 14 Women’s Memorial March for missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada

January 31, 2017

On February 14, KAIROS will join Indigenous and non Indigenous groups from across Canada in remembering and honouring our missing and murdered sisters in Canada. More than 1,000 Indigenous women have been murdered or have gone missing, most over the last…

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Partners Tour to highlight violence against women in Colombia and in Canada

October 19, 2016

Gloria Amparo Suarez of the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), a Colombian women’s rights organization and KAIROS partner, will visit Canada from Nov 23 to Dec 4. The KAIROS sponsored educational tour is timed to include the 16 Days of Activism…

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

Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau on the current situation in Democratic Republic of Congo

July 13, 2016

In this letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, KAIROS joins four other human rights organizations in calling on the Canadian government to support democracy and human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo by increasing diplomatic pressure on the Kinshasa government to hold…

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South Sudan Council of Churches condemns the violence in Juba & calls for de-escalation & calm

July 11, 2016

KAIROS is deeply concerned and saddened by the outbreak of violence in Juba, South Sudan, this past week. The following statement from our ecumenical partner, the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), condemning the violence and calling for de-escalation and…

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Women of courage gather in the Philippines to discuss mining and its impacts

July 23, 2015

KAIROS is excited to support the participation of Indigenous women from Canada and Ecuador in the International People’s Conference on Mining in the Philippines, July 30-August 1, as well as in  solidarity visits to mining affected communities  before and after…

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Philippine Learning Tour Executive Summary Report

July 17, 2015

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International People’s Conference on Mining (IPCM) in the Philippines, July 29-August 1, 2015

July 16, 2015

Connie Sorio, KAIROS’ Ecological Justice and Asia-Pacific Partnerships Coordinator, will attend the International People’s Conference on Mining (IPCM) in the Philippines, July 29-1 August 2015. Connie represented KAIROS on the 2015 IPCM coordinating committee. The IPCM is a major gathering…

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SAVE THE DATE! Gendered Impacts: Indigenous Women speak about Resource Extraction, a KAIROS BC Symposium, October 13, 2015

July 15, 2015

“ In a lot of countries women are on the frontline of this resistance and logically so because they are the ones who know by heart and by their Indigenous knowledge how mining, for example, is going to impact on…

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A Time for Hope and Solidarity

June 16, 2015

Guatemalan partner Ana Guadalupe Matzir Miculax joined us in Ottawa for the KAIROS Time for Reconciliation gathering and the closing ceremony of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), May 29-June 3 in Ottawa.  An important part of our work with…

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