Inter Pares publishes Occasional Papers, which offer reflections emerging from our direct international experience; they are used to share our thinking with supporters, government, and other development and social justice organizations.
- Does it work? Feminist analysis and practice at Inter Pares, March 2011 (pdf)
As an organization engaged in the pursuit of social justice and equality around the world and in Canada, Inter Pares has also considered itself a feminist organization throughout the majority of its thirty-five-year existence. But this rich history has never been documented or explored until now. With an interest in unearthing the links between a feminist analysis and methodology, and the results yielded by our work, Inter Pares embarked on a two-year participatory research project supported by the International Development Research Centre.
- Women's Struggles for Justice – A Roundtable on Confronting Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict,
February 2009 (pdf)
This report and reflection paper documents a roundtable convened by Inter Pares in September 2007. This event brought together over twenty women's rights activists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Canada, who have significant experience working on issues related to sexual violence against women in armed conflict. This report presents the tensions, dilemmas, and contradictions confronting work on sexual violence against women in armed conflict, as well as the political and institutional challenges and opportunities.
Para la versión español de este documento, La Lucha de las Mujeres por la Justicia: Mesa Redonda sobre la Lucha Contra la Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto Armado, entra aquí.
- The Boundaries of Belonging by Alison Crosby, June 2006 (pdf)
This paper was initially presented at the 10th International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM), Talking across Borders: Dialogues in Forced Migration Studies, York University, Toronto, June 2006. The paper examines how we categorize people who have been forced to leave their places of belonging, as well as the policies that enforce the boundaries of these categories.
Para la versión español de este documento, Las Fronteras de la Pertenencia : Reflexiones sobre las Políticas de Migración Entrando al Siglo XXI, entra aquí.
- Towards a Feminist Political Economy, November 2004 (pdf)
This paper attempts to clarify how gender influences the social and political relationships and structures of power, and the differential economic effects that flow from these relationships and structures. The paper posits a political economy framework that begins to take these factors into account in promoting transformative actions for global justice and social development.
- Rethinking Development: Promoting Global Justice in the 21st Century, November 2004 (pdf)
This paper reviews aspects of the global context that we anticipate will form the imperatives that frame international development cooperation in the years ahead, and summarizes some elements of our own attempts to "re-think" international development cooperation.
- Community-Based Food Security Systems: Local Solutions for Ending Chronic Hunger and Promoting Rural Development, October 2004 (pdf)
This policy brief explores community-based food security systems based on examples from India, including community managed grain banks, ecological agriculture and uncultivated foods. The document puts forward key policy recommendations in support of these initiatives.
- Citizenship and Action: What's at Stake?, September 2003 (pdf)
This document was presented as the keynote address to the Community Forum on Social Action, hosted by the Concordia University Institute in Management and Community Development in June 2003, and explores what is at stake in social change activism.
- In Our Own Name: Promoting Peace Through Justice, April 2003 (pdf)
This paper was a contribution to discussions concerning Canada's role in the world, initiated by the Hon. Bill Graham, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in his call for a "Dialogue on Foreign Affairs" in January 2003. The reflections in this paper emerge from Inter Pares' direct international experience over almost thirty years.
- Beyond the Politics of the Possible: Corporations and the pursuit of social justice, June 2002 (pdf)
This document was presented at Corporations as a Factor in Social Justice, a forum organized by Concordia University Institute in Management and Community Development in June 2002, and explores the limits of the concept of corporate social responsibility.
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