By Diana Sarosi, Manager of Policy at Oxfam Canada and WPSN-C Steering Committee member In Stockholm, the Canadian Embassy in Sweden is well known for its November event on Women, Peace and Security. Organized in collaboration with Operation 1325, a Swedish civil society organization that monitors the implementation of the Swedish National Action Plan (NAP) … Continue reading Sweden and Canada: Feminist trailblazers but are they really promoting security for all?
Inside South Sudan: Peace and Gender Based- Violence WPCN-Canada spoke with Adit Abit, founder of the South Sudan Women’s Foundation (SSWF). Adit has been involved in various peace initiatives and community programs in British Columbia before she began her Master’s at the University of Ottawa. Adit started the South Sudan Women’s Foundation as a means … Continue reading International Human Rights Day: Peace and Unity in South Sudan
By Christine Izere, student at the University of Ottawa, currently interning with the Women Peace and Security Network - Canada. Twenty-three years ago my mother fled Rwanda in hopes of finding refuge elsewhere. Nothing could have prepared her for the psychological scars that she would face in the years to come. However, she is considered the … Continue reading #16Days: Post-genocide Rwanda poses obstacles to women’s psychological health and well-being
By Rebecca Boyce, Global Lead for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion for Cuso International and Steering Committee member of the WPSN-C December 6th marks the fatal tragedy of the 1989 Montreal Massacre, a horrendous crime that left 14 Polytechnique students murdered and 9 injured because they were women. Shooter Marc Lépine, explicitly targeted women to … Continue reading #16Days: From Graves to Great; collective action builds feminist resistance in DRC
By Meenu Sikand, CEO & founder of AforA (Accessibility for All) In April 2017, The department of Global Affairs Canada and The Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada (WPS-C) invited me to provide input in the renewal of Canada’s National Action Plan (CNAP). Recently, on November 1, 2017 the CNAP 2.0 was released. Being part of … Continue reading #16Days: Inclusive feminist lens
By Christine Izere, student at the university of Ottawa, currently interning with the Women, Peace and Security Network - Canada. World Aids day will be a day to increase the impact of awareness through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships with the government. We hope this day will emphasize the need to bring forth the issue of … Continue reading #16Days: Addressing Stigma and Discrimination in Combating HIV/AIDS
By JO Rodrigues This year the UNiTE campaign’s theme for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is “Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls.” Today is Women’s Human Rights Defenders Day. Bearing this in mind have you noticed how many women defending human rights and working to end violence against … Continue reading #16Days: One Way to Build Your Resilience