Posts Tagged "women peace and security"

Grassroots feminist initiatives for peace in post-agreement Colombia

July 30, 2018

In the Magdalena Medio region of Colombia, where the Organización Femenina Popular (Popular Feminist Organization or OFP) operates, a climate of political uncertainty, social insecurity, and economic precarity prevails. While the signing of the Final Peace Agreement—unprecedented in its inclusion…

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

Letter to the Editor: Investing in peace will reduce need for defence spending

July 18, 2018

Re: “NATO or not, Canadian defence spending should rise,” (The Hill Times, July 11, p.8). As the government considers an increase in defence spending, I hope it will also invest in effective peacebuilding efforts in the world’s most vulnerable regions….

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Canada boosts transformative work of grassroots women peace builders

June 26, 2018

Women are often prime targets in war but, when given the chance, they can also be critical agents for peace. Isabel Caicedo is one such woman. Forcibly displaced from her home after paramilitary forces massacred her neighbours during a decades-long…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Video message from our partners about Global Affairs Canada funding

May 30, 2018

Today we celebrate resilience and solidarity!  We are delighted to announce that the KAIROS proposal to Global Affairs Canada for Women of Courage: Women Peace and Security, a five country, five year project led by grassroots women, has been fully…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

MEDIA RELEASE: KAIROS’ Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security Program to receive $4.5 million

May 30, 2018

(le français suit) (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada is thrilled to announce a renewed collaboration with the Government of Canada to deliver Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security in Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Philippines, South…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Media Releases

Women Voicing their Resistance to Extractivism

May 9, 2018

“They wanted to silence me, but I told them that it’s about time that I am singing. And I am singing very out loud in my community.”   –Yvonne Sampear, WoMin, South Africa “Nunca nos callaremos. Es por nuestro derecho y…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Colombian women speak peace, May 4 in Toronto

May 2, 2018

KAIROS Canada hosts Colombian partner, Organización Femenina Popular for panel on Women, Peace and Security (Toronto, ON) – Two Colombian women peace builders will visit Toronto on May 4 to share their work in empowering women victims of Colombia’s 50-year…

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

NEW VIDEO! Women Building Peace in South Sudan: Agnes Wasuk Petia and Awak Deng

March 15, 2018

This International Women’s Day, we honoured and celebrated two women of courage: Agnes Wasuk Petia and Awak Deng from the National Women’s Programme of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), a KAIROS partner. The following 5 minute video, Women…

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

‘Be the spark’: South Sudanese women call on Canada for help

December 5, 2017

“Women are used like tools in war,” but with help they could be peacemakers, says Agnes Wasuk Petia Photo: Agnes Wasuk Petia (right) and Awak Hussein Deng are both involved in national women’s programming for the South Sudan Council of…

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KAIROS welcomes the Canadian government’s renewed commitment to women peace builders

February 17, 2017

KAIROS welcomes the Canadian government’s response to the report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE), which reaffirms the critical role of women and women’s rights organizations in peace building. In tabling the government’s response on…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage