Posts Tagged "Human Rights"

International Women’s Day in Colombia

March 5, 2024

Seguir en español. There are several reasons to visit our partners, but this March, I will join the Organizacion Femenina Popular (OFP) in Barrancabermeja, Colombia for a common cause – the struggle for equality, women’s rights, and an end to…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

This kairos moment

January 29, 2024

When you have KAIROS in your name, it tends to lead you to think about kairos moments – the question of what time it is, not from a chronological perspective but from a significance perspective. What time is it in…

Post filed in: Executive Director

The African People’s Climate and Development Declaration 2023

September 16, 2023

World leaders gathered in Nairobi, Kenya from September 4 to 8 for the Africa Climate Summit to discuss regional interests ahead of COP28.    Civil society raised concerns that Western and corporate interests hijacked the Summit in their push for false…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

On the 16th anniversary of UNDRIP’s adoption we call on full implementation across all sectors

September 13, 2023

Disponible en français The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted 16 years ago today. KAIROS Canada played an active roll in urging the government of Canada to fully implement and adopt the UN Declaration through…

Post filed in: UNDRIP Blog Updates

In solidarity with asylum seekers and frontline churches and organizations

July 31, 2023

KAIROS Canada stands in solidarity with asylum seekers who have been forced to live on the streets of Toronto, and with the churches and frontline organizations that are assisting them. We call on all levels of government to respond appropriately…

Post filed in: Human Rights, Migrant Justice, Social Justice, Statements

Groundbreaking videos showcase stories of Sixties Scoop survivors

June 22, 2023

The Sixties Scoop Network released 12 groundbreaking in-depth video interviews with Sixties Scoop survivors on National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21, 2023). The videos are part of its In our own Words: Mapping the Sixties Scoop Diaspora project, funded by…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Social Justice

Take Action to ensure that Canadian funding to the Government of the Philippines does not harm human rights defenders.

June 15, 2023

KAIROS joins the United Church and a growing number of churches and civil society organizations in expressing grave concern that the Canadian government is inadvertently enabling continued attacks on human rights and human rights defenders by providing financial, programmatic, and…

Post filed in: Global South, Human Rights, Philippines, Social Justice

Urge Senators to Redress Environmental Racism and Support Bill C-226

April 25, 2023

On March 29, Bill C-226, the National Strategy on Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice Act, passed in the House of Commons. KAIROS Canada celebrated this milestone with other civil society organizations. Black, Brown and Indigenous activists are leading this work…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

KAIROS and partners in solidarity with the People of Sudan

April 21, 2023

In solidarity with the citizens and churches in Sudan, KAIROS joins our partners in the region, including the Fellowship of Christian Council and Churches on the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa (FECCLAHA), in expressing our deepest concerns over the…

Post filed in: Africa

UN submission calls on Canada to put safety of human rights and environment defenders above support for mining companies

April 21, 2023

KAIROS calls on Canada to put the safety of human rights and environment defenders (HRDs) above support for mining companies. We are one of the 27 organizations and 39 academics that signed on to a submission regarding this call to…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

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

KAIROS celebrates Black voices of resistance during Black History Month

February 27, 2023

KAIROS celebrated Black History Month with a roundtable event on February 22, 2023 that brought together speakers of African descent and of the Diaspora and Indigenous communities in Canada to reflect on Black Resistance in the arts, environmental and social…

Post filed in: Anti-Racism


Voices of Resistance: A celebration of Black History and Imagining Futures

The theme of Black History Month 2023 is Black Resistance. This event will highlight ways that Black activists and communities, as well as people of Afro descent and from the Diaspora have expressed and celebrated resistance in the past, present…

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,…

Post filed in: Global South


5th and last local hearing about the topics of human rights defence, environmental justice, and conflict resolution in the mining corridor of El César.

Within the framework of the II stage of the “Un Grito por la vida/A Cry for Life” campaign, Mesa Ecuménica shared with us the invitation to the 5th and last local hearing about the topics of human rights defence, environmental justice,…

ICHRP calls for continued ICC investigation of Duterte’s crimes against humanity in the wake of government attempts to shield perpetrators

August 4, 2022

ICHRP calls for continued ICC investigation of Duterte’s crimes against humanity in the wake of Marcos government’s attempts to shield perpetrators by refusing to rejoin Refusal of the Marcos Administration to rejoin the ICC shields Duterte and his policies of…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific