Highlights from International Women’s Day celebrations


8 Messages from 8 Women for March 8th

On International Women’s Day, March 8, KAIROS kick-started the campaign 8 Women, 8 Messages, highlighting the voices of a few of the many courageous, creative and tenacious women we work with in Canada and all over the world.

You can find all the memes and links to the video messages below-

WATCH: Agnes Petia is the voice of the National Women’s program of the South Sudan Council of Churches.

WATCH: Lucy Talgieh speaks about her her work with grassroots women in the West Bank

WATCH: Gloria Suarez talks about supporting women to heal and find justice in Colombia

WATCH: Anne Marie Sam talks about the social and economic impacts of resource extraction

WATCH: Francyne Joe talks about the importance of including Indigenous women in all discussions

WATCH: Chantal Bilulu speaks about the importance of educating the community about women’s rights in the DRC.

WATCH: Vernie Diano talks about supporting women human rights defenders in the Philippines

WATCH: Alma Brooks talks about the powerful role of Indigenous women in protecting Mother Earth

KAIROS at the UN Commission on Status of Women (CSW63) in New York

It was a busy week for KAIROS partner Agnes Petia, the Coordinator of the South Sudan Council of Churches National Women’s Programme (SSCC-NWP) and Jane Thirikwa, Global Partnerships Coordinator, who joined thousands of women human rights defenders and activists from around the world as they gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the Commission on Status of Women (#CSW63). Read their blogs and see photos and feel like you were there!

Facebook Live Discussion on International Women’s Day

On March 8, Dawn Maracle and Rachel Warden addressed comments and questions from the subscribers through Facebook Live. The open discussion revolved around reflecting on International Women’s Day and #BalanceforBetter, highlighting the work of partners particularly Indigenous women and women human rights defenders around the world, directing people to action and sharing what it means to be a woman working in a non-profit space in Canada.

You can watch the live here: Facebook Live on IWD

Partners’ celebrate International Women’s Day

KAIROS has the privilege of working with women human rights defenders and women’s rights organizations in Canada and all over the world who work tirelessly for equity, peace, human rights and ecological justice every day of the year.



Global Affairs Canada is providing the Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security program with financial support from 2018 to 2023, making it possible for KAIROS’ partner organizations to greatly expand their capacity and increase their impact. KAIROS needs to raise funds to match the government’s contribution and we need your help! 

Every $1 you donate to our Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security partners will generate an additional $3 in funding from Global Affairs Canada.


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