GENDER JUSTICE Women of Courage Partner Tours and Delegations

Partner Tours and Delegations

KAIROS’ Women of Courage partner tours have given Canadians from coast to coast the chance to meet our courageous partners and to amplify the voices of human rights defenders, Indigenous women and peacebuilders from our local communities and across the globe. Participants identify opportunities for advocacy to end violence against women and to promote women’s rights.

KAIROS also organizes delegations of Canadians to visit partners and to participate in international events and fora. Delegations deepen understanding of these issues, provide accompaniment and witness to partners’ work, and strengthen our advocacy and education work in Canada.

Past Delegations and Partner Tours

Nov 17-28, 2019: KAIROS Church Leaders Delegation to Palestine and Israel brought together 8 delegates – Indigenous persons, settlers, and newcomers – representing 7 members of KAIROS and the Executive Director of KAIROS. The delegation was co-chaired by Bishop Susan Johnson from the Evangelical Lutheran Church and Rev Rosalyn Kantlant’am Elm, from the Anglican Diocese of Huron and staffed by Rachel Warden of KAIROS and Wendy Gichuru of the United Church of Canada. Read more.

November 19 – 27, 2018: KAIROS hosted the inaugural Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security partners gathering in Toronto and Ottawa,  bringing together for the first time our five international partners. Read more.

Nov 25 to Dec 10 2017: No Mas II, with Agnes Wasuk Satafino and Awak Hussein Ajoung from the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) National Women’s Programme (NWP)

Nov 23 to Dec 4, 2016: No MasIsabel Caidedo Polanco of the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), Columbia

July 2015: International Peoples’ Conference on Mining in the Philippines and Gendered Impact Workshop

May 2014: Honouring Indigenous Women’s Wisdom Delegation to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

November 2014: Guatemala Study Tour

June 2013: Congo Delegation

KAIROS Partner Visits

Jan-Feb 2020: Jim Davis, Ecological Justice and Africa Partnerships coordinator visits partners in Africa, where he traveled to South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Africa.  Read more.

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