Annual report 2023 | Existence is resistance

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In our 2023 annual report, you’ll read about our counterparts struggling through current conflicts and others working under the long shadows of a violent past. You’ll meet people whose existence has been jeopardized and learn how their resistance to injustice continues despite dire circumstances.

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Survival is resistance: Supporting counterparts during times of war

In April 2023, Sudan’s military clashed with paramilitary forces in the capital, Khartoum. The ensuing war has displaced more than 9 million people so far. Thousands have lost their homes, loved ones and lives. As the war grinds on, Inter Pares donors have allowed us to send our Sudanese counterparts crucial financial support to help them adapt their work.

Advocacy is resistance: Navigating anti-LGBTQI+ violence in post-war Guatemala

In 2023, Guatemala witnessed 33 murders of LGBTQI+ individuals. Our Guatemalan counterpart Asociación Lambda documented this surge in violence against the LGBTQI+ community, shedding light on an issue often overlooked. Addressing today’s anti-LGBTQI+ violence requires confronting the past through an intersectional and systemic approach. With Inter Pares’ support, Asociación Lambda is at the forefront of the fight for LGBTQI+ justice.

Planning   is resistance: Indigenous people in Burma envision a self-determined future

Burma and Haida Gwaii are worlds apart but neighbours in the struggle for self-determination. So, in June 2023, when Indigenous representatives from across Burma visited the islands off the coast of British Columbia to meet with members of the Haida Nation, the connection was immediate. They talked about barriers each group has had to assert their rights under colonial powers and the different approaches each has taken to overcome them.

Solidarity is resistance: Adapting to a crisis in Burkina Faso

Since 2016, the security situation in Burkina Faso has rapidly deteriorated as clashes between government forces and armed groups have intensified. In 2023, conflict-related violence killed nearly 7,600 people as armed groups deliberately targeted civilians, including farmers. Through it all, Inter Pares’ counterpart, Inades-Formation Burkina Faso, continues their essential work with rural communities. 


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