Posts Tagged "colombia"

Women’s Rights : Instruments for Lasting Peace

May 14, 2011

‘Women’s Rights : Instruments for Lasting Peace’ contributes research and analysis to the KAIROS Women of Courage Initiative , a program of research, education, networking and advocacy to promote women’s rights and support women’s rights defenders in the global South….

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

The Struggle for Mining Accountability Continues in the Wake of Bill C-300

October 28, 2010

KAIROS is deeply disappointed by the defeat of Bill C-300 at its third reading in the House of Commons. The private member’s bill, which would have created new mechanisms to hold Canadian mining, oil and gas companies accountable when they…

Post filed in: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Ecological Justice, Latin America

Women of Courage delegate Vernie Yocogan writes article on the Colombia tour

September 15, 2010

Vernie Yocogan has posted a great article on the Women of Courage Colombia tour in the ‘Northern Dispatch (nordis) Weekly’, a blog of the nordis Weekly, a people’s newspaper for Northern Philippines: “Women’s Front: Women of Courage visits Colombia” http://www.nordis.net/?p=7682…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Returning home, but this is a beginning

August 27, 2010

We are all returning home after the Women of Courage delegation. It has been a rich and deep experience – unforgettable. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to travel with these amazing women and to get a…

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

Cora reflects on Women of Courage

August 25, 2010

This blog entry was written by CORA DE LA PENA I feel fortunate to be invited by KAIROS to participate in this Women of Courage project. I feel so privileged to be able to accompany the women in Colombia. In…

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

Letter from Theresa

August 23, 2010

By Theresa Halkett We the Indigenous peoples that are representing Canada on this tour are very thankful to be here. It has been very moving over the past three days; it hurts us so much to see what the Colombian…

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

“Who are the women of courage?” – An Interview with Vernie Yocogan-Diano

August 20, 2010

Vernie dropped into the KAIROS office on her way to meet up with the rest of the delegates in Colombia. We took the opportunity to interview her. This is Vernie’s response to the question, “Who are the women of courage?”….

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

I will struggle with her

August 20, 2010

This blog entry is by Jill Harris There can be no other experience in my life that I can say would match what has happened to me in these past few days in Colombia. What did I expect? I didn’t…

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

We listened with heavy hearts

August 19, 2010

We arrived in Pasto Narino in the south of Colombia at 4am this morning, after a flight from Bogota to Cali and followed by an 8 hour bus ride. We were up a few hours later for a day of…

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

A woman of courage in Colombia

August 17, 2010

Yesterday we met with Lilia Solano, another woman of courage in Colombia.  It was great to see her in person and in her element. I hadn’t seen her since the recent death threats and attacks to the office of Justicia y…

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

The adventure begins for some, ends for others, and awaits 2 more.

August 16, 2010

Six of us arrived safely in Bogotá, last night. Jill, Marie-Do, Rachel and I flew through Mexico on bankruptcy-protected airline Mexicana. We didn’t know that the airline would be in trouble when we booked the tickets. The only supplies they…

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

The excitement builds: Our bags are packed. We’re ready to go.

August 13, 2010

It’s just two days before we leave on the Women of Courage delegation and the excitement is building. We just heard on Wednesday that Chantal Bilulu, our delegate from the Congo, received her visa from the Colombian Embassy in Nairobi…

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

Women of Courage gathering and delegation

July 20, 2010

From August 15–25, 2010, KAIROS partners and supporters from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines and Canada will travel to Colombia as part of the KAIROS Women of Courage delegation. They’ll visit Colombian communities that face militarization and daily…

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

Proposed Amendment to Canada- Colombia Free Trade Agreement no replacement for Independent Human Rights Assessment

March 30, 2010

KAIROS analysis, 30 March 2010 Since Prime Minister Harper announced the Canada-Colombia Free trade Agreement in July 2007, KAIROS and our partners have repeatedly expressed grave concern about signing such an agreement with a country which continues to have the…

Post filed in: Latin America

World Council of Churches calls for a peaceful resolution of the Colombian conflict

March 2, 2010

*The World Council of Churches (WCC) has requested its member churches to advocate for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Colombia, the full respect of human rights and the cessation of the so called “Plan Colombia”. * “The violent…

Post filed in: Latin America, Media Releases