Posts Tagged "(drc) democratic republic of congo"

Is the new BlackBerry 10 conflict free?

February 23, 2013

This article first published in ‘rabble‘ Much of Canada is abuzz with news of Research in Motion’s launch of the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Canadians are understandably both proud of the Waterloo-based RIM, and anxious about its future. Many Canadians…

Post filed in: Africa, Ecological Justice

Congolese massacre victims denied justice in Anvil Mining lawsuit

January 16, 2013

Two years ago, a group of Congolese citizens launched a class action lawsuit in a Quebec court against Anvil Mining Ltd., alleging that the company was complicit in widespread atrocities committed during an October 2004 raid by the Congolese military…

Post filed in: Africa, Indigenous Rights

Honouring human rights defenders in photos: A KAIROS slideshow for International Human Rights Day

December 11, 2012

KAIROS marks International Human Rights Day, December 10, and the following week of celebration by commemorating the courageous work of our human rights partners in Canada and in the Global South. Through our migrant justice, Indigenous rights, women of courage and…

Post filed in: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East

Communiqué: Sea change needed to bring lasting peace in the DRC

November 23, 2012

November 23, 2012 : The taking of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the March 23 Movement (M23) is a major affront to international law and to the largest and most expensive United Nations peacekeeping mission in…

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KAIROS deplores the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

November 21, 2012

KAIROS is actively monitoring the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  KAIROS is collaborating with its Congolese human rights partner, Héritiers de la Justice in Bukavu, Sud-Kivu and Canadian partners active in the DRC…

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Women of Courage, Canada, and Indigenous rights

June 8, 2012

Canadians do not need to look overseas to witness the impact of violence. This is why the Women of Courage work links North and South and sees responses to violence in one part of the world as contributing to responses…

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

Stop Rape in Conflict Campaign

May 11, 2012

…. it’s vital that women not stay inactive, not submit day after day…On the contrary, we must stand up, act, and denounce. Let’s break the silence, claiming back from those who hold power the use of diverse legal instruments that…

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

Congolese Elections—A Step Backward

December 23, 2011

While the African Union and neighbouring countries have accepted the results of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) recently held presidential and parliamentary elections, most national and international observers have said that the results were marred by substantial electoral irregularities…

Post filed in: Africa

KAIROS marks November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence

November 24, 2011

Along with women’s organizations and movements, partners in Canada and around the world, KAIROS marks November 25, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, with strengthened resolve and a renewed call to end violence against women, support women…

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

Living Courage and strategies for change

November 19, 2011

At each public event, participants have been asked the same question as the speakers: From your experience, what have been the most successful strategies for defending women’s rights and ending violence against women? The discussion has been both rich and…

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

Chantal Bilulu: la femme doit se mettre debout. Women must stand up

November 9, 2011

Chantal Bilulu, director of women’s and children’s programs at Héritiers de la justice offers this reflection to people of courage: Dans plusieurs pays du monde, la femme est victime des violences de toute genre. C’est pourquoi il est necéssaire que…

Post filed in: Africa, En français, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Canada’s responsibility in advancing women’s roles in peacebuilding and defending human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo

October 27, 2011

The conflict that raged in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from 1996 to 2003 was the world’s deadliest since the Second World War. Despite an official end to the fighting, violence and insecurity still prevail in the eastern region…

Post filed in: Africa

Representing Rebecca Nyagai Kafi

October 20, 2011

Sermon, Vancouver Chinese Presbyterian Church, 16 October 2011 (Pastor Morgan Wong of Vancouver Chinese Presbyterian Church had invited Rebecca Nyagai Kafi of the Sudan Council of Churches to preach at the English and Chinese services in his church. When Rebecca…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Middle East

Living Courage in Victoria

October 18, 2011

By Glenys Verhulst Glenys Verhulst is a volunteer with the Victoria Philippines Solidarity Group, a small, grassroots organization that seeks to raise awareness about and seek justice for human rights issues that link Victoria and the Philippines, including mining and…

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

Jill Harris on visiting Penelakut Island with Chantal

October 14, 2011

BY JILL HARRIS As I told different stories from personal experience and from what I had witnessed, Chantal agreed that many of these were similar to stories in her context. The visit by KAIROS’ Women of Courage, Living Courage tour was…

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

Lawsuits on mining-related abuses will test limits of Canadian law

July 7, 2011

Four groundbreaking lawsuits have been launched in Canada over the past two years by plaintiffs alleging that they or their family members suffered grave human rights violations linked to the activities of Canadian mining companies operating abroad. KAIROS is hopeful…

Post filed in: Africa, Ecological Justice

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

Update on the fate of Congolese human rights defender Golden Misabiko

October 6, 2010

On August 31st, KAIROS issued an urgent appeal for the release of Golden Misabiko, the 53-year-old President of the Katangan branch of the Association africaine de defense des droits de l’homme, ASADHO-Katanga, a respected Congolese human rights organization. Click here to…

Post filed in: Africa

L’Onu doit endosser et publier le rapport concernant les violations les plus graves des Droits humains et du Droit international humanitaire commises RDC.

September 10, 2010


Post filed in: En français

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

Another human rights defender killed in the Congo

June 4, 2010

(PDF version of this article) KAIROS is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire earlier this week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Floribert was the executive director of La Voix des Sans-Voix (Voice of the…

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KAIROS partnership with Héritiers de la Justice cited in Globe & Mail

March 15, 2010

This March 15 Globe & Mail article by Geoffrey York cites the work of KAIROS as giving “strength and courage” in a country where aid has gone astray. The text below, written by Geoffrey York, is available only in the…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #3: Will Democracy Take Root in the Congo?

October 21, 2006

This briefing paper highlights concrete steps that Canada can take toward ensuring peace and demo­cracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Elections are just the start. The international community, including Canada, needs to prioritize peace with justice in the…

Post filed in: Africa