Posts Tagged "women peace and security"

Call for bolder ecumenical commitment to justice and peace: reflections from 11th WCC Assembly

September 26, 2022

The recently concluded 11th World Council of Churches Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, was quite an experience for the more than 4,000 attendees who participated in the event, in its significance and richness in content. Participants included delegates from WCC member…

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KAIROS workshop at WCC Assembly inspires hope for gender justice in Christ’s love

September 7, 2022

KAIROS delivered an engaging workshop at the ongoing 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Karlsruhe, Germany, on Lessons from women peacebuilders on transformation to more peaceful, just and sustainable relationships among all peoples and with Creation….

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS and Partners at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches

September 1, 2022

A delegation of KAIROS staff, and two representatives of the KAIROS Women of Courage: Women Peace and Security (WPS) partners from South Sudan and Palestine, are currently participating at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in…

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South Sudan Council of Churches Action Plan for Peace

April 29, 2022

A review to strengthen collective action to peace in South Sudan The South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), its Board of Trustees, and the Council’s global, regional and national partners have just concluded a three-day review and reflection on the…

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Tabled: Two new bills asserting that Human Rights and Accountability are Non-negotiable

March 30, 2022

A people and planet first approach to business is long overdue. This is why KAIROS welcomes the tabling of two corporate accountability bills in the House of Commons today. These two bills seek to address deficiencies in the way Canada…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

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WOMEN PEACEBUILDERS BUILD BACK with ENVIRONMENTAL and ECONOMIC SECURITY

A virtual parallel event at the NGO-CSW66 Forum. Session will be available in English, French and Spanish. SESSION FOCUS Broaden the approach and intersection of Women, Peace and Security to include economic injustice and the climate crisis. Support wholistic women-led…

KAIROS joins partners in condemning the assassination of human rights defenders Teófilo Acuña Ribón and Jorge Alberto Tafur in Colombia

March 2, 2022

On February 22, Teófilo Acuña Ribón and Jorge Alberto Tafur, two well respected human rights defenders working for land rights in Colombia were killed. Teófilo and Jorge Alberto are two of thirty-three human rights defenders murdered thus far in 2022…

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

Kaji’ Ajpop Strengthens Indigenous Women’s Rights in Guatemala

March 1, 2022

KAIROS has a long history of working with partners in Guatemala on Indigenous rights, environmental and land defense, and gender justice. In 2021, KAIROS began exploring a new partnership and supporting the work of Kaji’ Ajpop, an association that promotes…

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

Decolonization is at the heart of effective climate action

February 25, 2022

Photo: Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault, pictured on the Hill on Jan. 31, 2022. Decolonization is at the heart of effective climate action. This means giving space to Black and other racialized people, particularly women, to have a…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Op Eds & Rabble

Join us for Women of Courage Workshop at UN Commission on the Status of Women #CSW66

February 24, 2022

KAIROS is hosting a virtual parallel event at the 2022 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), on March 22, 2022, at 10.00AM – 12.00PM EST. The workshop, ‘Women peacebuilders build back with environmental and economic security’, will…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Strengthening the livelihoods of Palestinians through agriculture in the West Bank

February 23, 2022

The agricultural sector, considered the cornerstone of Palestinian economic development, has not been able to play its strategic role because of the dispossession of land and the denial of access to agricultural areas, water resources, domestic and external markets as…

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

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic #KAIROS20

August 9, 2021

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic: KAIROS, you are a light in the world.  Let your light so shine before men (and women), that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven: Matthew 5: 16.  “To be…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary, Middle East

Empowerment of women and girls in the DR Congo #KAIROS20

August 3, 2021

My sincere thanks to KAIROS who supported my trip to Canada to participate in the 2019 International Human Rights Training Program held in Montreal and the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, in June 2019.  Left to right: Rachel Warden and Néné Lubala.Left to right: Dayna the translator and Néné Lubala. With the support of KAIROS Canada, 8 women members of SALVIS…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary, Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

L’autonomisation des femmes et jeunes filles en République du Congo #KAIROS20

August 3, 2021

Mes sincères remerciements à KAIROS qui a supporté mon voyage au Canada pour participer au Programme International de Formation aux Droits humains 2019 tenue à Montréal et à cette occasion passer un bon moment avec Rachel Warden en vue de participer à Women Deliver Conference tenue à Vancouver en juin 2019.  De gauche à…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary, Africa, En français, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Hot off the press! Women Peace and Security At a Glance report for year 3

July 15, 2021

The At a Glance report for Year 3 of the KAIROS Women of Courage: Women Peace and Security program is now available in English, French and Spanish.  The report highlights the critical work of KAIROS partners – grassroots women peacebuilders in Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Palestine – in a year that…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Gender and land defense in Abya Yala in times of pandemic

July 9, 2021

“In this new global context, the compilation of struggles and the essential role of women in the defense of territories, the specificities and damages that they experience in socio-environmental conflicts, become relevant…” Latin American Network of Women Defenders of Social and Environmental Rights, 2020 annual report  Women…

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

KAIROS and partners mark the 10th anniversary of South Sudan: the world’s youngest country

July 8, 2021

Friday, July 9th marks the 10th anniversary of South Sudan, the world’s newest country.   Despite some progress towards peace and reconciliation, particularly since the signing of the latest iteration of the peace agreement, the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of…

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

Investigate PH releases 2nd report on escalating human rights violations in the Philippines

July 7, 2021

Yesterday, INVESTIGATE PH released its second report on human rights violations in the Philippines. The findings – which highlights escalating state-driven violence – are deeply alarming and demand urgent attention. The report is the second in a series of three…

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

Women peacebuilders lay groundwork for sustained transformational change

July 6, 2021

Located literally under the shadow of the West Bank wall in Bethlehem, Wi’am: Palestinian Conflict Transformation Centre offers women victims of gender-based oppression and violence just that—transformational change.  Wi’am—a partner of KAIROS Canada’s Women of Courage, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program—is one of four women-led grassroots organizations that…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS condemns the killing of three Indigenous youth in the Philippines, and decries the loss of life

June 18, 2021

KAIROS joins partners, human rights organizations, churches and solidarity organizations from around the world in condemning the rape and murder of three Indigenous youth in Lianga town, Mindanao, Philippines, by the Philippines Army.   As we call for justice and an end to this impunity, we grieve the loss of…

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

Canada can and must share vaccines now

June 4, 2021

KAIROS joins other Love My Neighbour Project participants and civil society groups in signing on to this press release, led by UNICEF, that calls on Canada to do more on vaccine dose sharing.  This press release and campaign around dose…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

National feminist vigil in Colombia

May 31, 2021

“We cry out for a just and true peace, a peace that mobilizes us in love for other people and nature, a peace that guarantees respect for human rights, a peace that allows all Colombian families to store sufficient water…

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

Joint letter to PM about Canada’s role in global vaccine equity

May 12, 2021

KAIROS has joined 25 churches, faith, interfaith, ecumenical organizations and others, all participants in the Love My Neighbour project, in sending a letter to the Prime Minister regarding Canada’s important role in increasing the number of COVID-19 vaccines distributed quickly and equitably in…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Gender-based violence in Colombia, from the utopia of norms to reality #CSW65

April 20, 2021

Among the many conclusions at the UN Commission on the Status of Women as well as figures and statistics—concrete data and real cases—on the global increase of gender-based violence experienced in the last year due to the pandemic, the specific case of Colombia continues to astonish. In Colombia femicides have increased by 175% compared to last year, with a total of 630 femicides during 2020.  Despite this reality, there is…

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

Extraction, cooptation are not feminist policies #CSW65

April 8, 2021

en français | en español From Zoom link to livestream, across multiple corners of the Earth, and very much in spite of digital inequities, people came together for the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65). The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the United Nations and other organizing entities to undertake…

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

The pandemic will not hinder us from uniting as women #CSW65

April 6, 2021

en français | en español I was honored to attend the CSW65 from March 15-26, 2021 as part of the KAIROS’ delegation and through the generous accommodation of ACT Alliance.   The pandemic may have hindered women from gathering physically but, through technology, participants including here in the Philippines were able to experience New York for two weeks. Indeed, not…

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

Héritiers de la Justice in DR Congo overcame language challenges to engage virtually in #CSW65

March 30, 2021

en français | en español KAIROS partner in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Héritiers de la Justice (HJ) participated in workshops during the virtual United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women Session 65, March 15 to 26, 2021 (CSW65) based on a number of themes related to increasing capacity for programming within the framework of the Women, Peace and Security project.  HJ…

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I am not alone #CSW65

March 29, 2021

en français | en español Greetings from Bethlehem. I would like to thank KAIROS for providing the opportunity for me to participate in the sixty-fifth Commission on Status of Women (CSW65) for the first time. I am Minerva Q. Jarayseh, a lecturer in the social science department at the University of Bethlehem, women’s advocate and family counselor.  There were many interesting and relevant topics with great panelists outlined in the heavily…

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