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Well-known activist filmmaker and television journalist, Avi Lewis, was in Saskatoon on January 29th to help launch International Development Week activities with a keynote address.

Violence against women and girls affects us all – it ruins lives, weakens communities and is a violation of human rights. December 10 is International Human Rights Day, a day that also marks the culmination of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Celebrate this day with...

Robert Fox travels to Guatemala to come to visit a program of AMES, the Association of Women in Solidarity, a pioneering Guatemalan organization that promotes women’s rights, workers’ rights and indigenous rights and assures access to health care, legal aid and community support.

 

Robert Fox, our Executive Director, writes from Nicaragua, "Silvia has something many women in Nicaragua want: title to the land she works."

Robert Fox, our Executive Director, writes "There are some very powerful actors arrayed against the citizens of La Lupita, Guatemala—a mix of national and transnational interests that don't much care what happens to the people that live there. But Catalina and her neighbours know what it means...

Robert Fox, Oxfam Canada's Executive Director, met with a group of women in Guatemala who are planting, processing and marketing amaranth with a view to improving their health and increasing their incomes. 

 

Toronto teen Mona Sharari swam the English Channel, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, in 13 hours and eight minutes on Saturday, Sept. 8th. James Bremner, software engineer and sailor, tracked her amazing swim of over 40 kilometres and wrote this blog post. Mona has dedicated her swim...

Fusing art, conversation and social justice, heART of Justice coloured outside the lines to paint a vivid picture of the unjust conditions in which people live, work, and fight to find a solutions.

Every one of us on this planet is descended from shared but distant ancestors. Whether from those who stayed, or from those who made those tentative steps out of the continent millennia ago, we are all African. Together we can make an African future where ‘charity will have become unnecessary...

The final week of negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty ended without agreement. A draft full treaty text was presented for the first time early in week four, leading to intense negotiations as supporter states and campaigners pushed to strengthen weaknesses and close potential loopholes. 

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