Posts Tagged "(mmiwg) missing & murdered indigenous women & girls"

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…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

Toronto event on missing murdered Indigenous women and girls features Colombian peace builder, November 25 

November 10, 2016

(Toronto, ON) – The root causes of violence against women in Canada and Colombia, and how to stop it, will be the focus of No Mas! End Violence Against Women Now – a panel discussion in Toronto sponsored by KAIROS…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Media Releases

KAIROS online info-hub to aid inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

October 4, 2016

On October 4 – a day when Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gather to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) – KAIROS Canada launched the MMIWG Information Hub on kairoscanada.org, offering resources and updates related to the national…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Indigenous Rights

Joint statement expressing concern with draft terms of reference for National Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

July 21, 2016

In a statement released July 20, KAIROS joins other organizations in expressing concern that the draft Terms of Reference (TOR) for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada fall short and “risks a weak…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Indigenous Rights

KAIROS calls on the Government of Canada to implement recommendations to end violence against Indigenous women

April 8, 2015

The recent acquittal of the man accused of Cindy Gladue’s murder sparked protest rallies across the country as many people saw the decision as yet another example of how Canada’s justice system is failing Indigenous women and girls. While news that…

Post filed in: Gender Justice

Letter from Jennifer Henry to Toronto Star re. “Tories reject inquiry for missing Aboriginal women”

March 10, 2014

My grief in reading “Conservatives reject inquiry for murdered, missing aboriginal women“, Saturday, March 8, 2014, was magnified by the fact it appeared on International Women’s Day.  On this day, when women around the world renew their call for “bread…

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KAIROS joins Partners in commemorating the International Day to End Violence Against Women, and the global campaign to end gender violence

November 26, 2012

November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, a global campaign that aims to bring attention to gender violence and to profile and support the…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

The Canadian government must publicly commit to supporting the Sisters In Spirit Initiative

January 24, 2011

For the last five years, we have stood alongside the Native Women’s Association of Canada to promote vigils across Canada to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. In these five years, the Sisters in Spirit…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Joint Statement on the movement of Sisters in Spirit Vigils

September 16, 2010

Aboriginal women and girls are facing the most pervasive human rights crisis in Canada today. The profound impact of violence experienced by Aboriginal women and girls in Canada has created a national tragedy. The disappearance and murder of our Aboriginal…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights