This year, we reflect on the many sources of hope upon which we at Inter Pares draw during challenging political times.
Apr 25, 2017
We are pleased to announce that our Annual Report 2016 is out! This year, we reflect on the many sources of hope upon which we at Inter Pares draw during challenging political times.
Join Inter Pares and the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) for a Month of Action for Mining Justice in May (and get started today).
Apr 24, 2017
These are our full financial statements for 2016.
Apr 21, 2017
Inter Pares is honored to give the award to the Canadian Council of Muslim Women for their courageous work in advancing women’s rights.
What do West Africa and southern India have in common? Quite a lot!
Apr 7, 2017
In Return to Manomin, filmmaker Michelle Derosier struggles to persuade four generations of her kin to revive their traditional annual wild rice (Manomin) harvest. Come and learn about Michelle's struggles and discuss the film's themes after the screening.
Apr 5, 2017
Inter Pares staff were thrilled to be in Manila, the Philippines, on the occasion of the opening of Likhaan’s Zaragosa clinic.
Apr 4, 2017
Inter Pares presents the play "Seven," which intertwines seven true stories told by women’s rights activists worldwide.
Mar 30, 2017
How is it some rights are protected and some not, some laws enforced and some not? Women farmers grow 70% of Africa’s food but often have few rights to land. Massive land grabs by elites and foreign corporations are making the situation worse. Inter Pares’ Jean Symes recently spoke on an expert panel to a conference about how Canada can support African women farmers to keep their land.
Mar 29, 2017
Inter Pares presents the Ottawa premiere of Seven at the Wabano Centre on April 24th. The documentary play intertwines seven true stories told by women’s rights activists in Russia, Cambodia, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan and Northern Ireland.
Mar 28, 2017
A group of university professors have signed a letter to the PM urging him to stick with his election promise to create a human rights ombudsman for the international extractive sector.
Mar 17, 2017
This documentary film by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy traces the story of an 18-year-old Pakistani girl who survives an assassination attempt by her father and brother. Come and learn Saba’s story and discuss the film’s themes following the screening!
Mar 8, 2017
We deeply appreciate the funding announcement made today to advance women's sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world.
Inter Pares is deeply concerned about the impact of the Global Gag Rule on the enabling environment for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) around the world. For this reason, we joined dozens of other Canadian organizations in a joint public statement on it.
Mar 6, 2017
Just like years past, Inter Pares is marking and celebrating International Women’s Day in the company of women and feminists from around the world.
Mar 2, 2017
Join us on March 8, 2017 for Ottawa’s biggest International Women’s Day celebration, featuring the annual Femmy Awards ceremony honouring local feminist change-makers, an activist fair, powerful arts performances, great food and drink, AND a dance party featuring DJ Seiiizmikk!
This film by Karen Thorsen retraces the life of James Baldwin, writer and black activist, and his exploration of racial and sexual discrimination in his works. This portrait, which weaves in interviews, Baldwin's stirring public speeches, and voiceover readings of extracts from his works, illustrates Baldwin in all of his charm and strength.
Feb 6, 2017
In this bulletin, we explore our feminist approach, and what it means for activists around the world.
Feb 3, 2017
Quebec and BC’s pension funds have land investments in Brazil that are forcing peasants off their land through violence and fraud. As part of the campaign "My Retirement, Not at the Price of Human Dignity!", Inter Pares is encouraging people to write to the CEOs of the pension funds to express their indignation.
Quebec and BC’s pension funds have land investments in Brazil that are forcing peasants off their land through violence and fraud. Take action now and write to their CEOs.
Feb 2, 2017
As a feminist organization with over forty years of experience, we have seen the transformative results of a feminist approach and we are keen to see it widely used.
Feminism is not a worldview invented and held solely by women in the global North. We have found over the past forty years that feminism resonates with social justice activists around the world.
CAMEX is building on the work of its predecessor, Project Counselling Service (PCS), which closed its doors in December 2016.
Jan 31, 2017
This video was created by Inter Pares staff member Rebecca Wolsak and screened at the 2016 International Women's Day celebration in Ottawa. It blends humour and serious introspection to review the past year's feminist highlights and lowlights at the local, national, and international levels, and contemplates the year to come.
Jan 24, 2017
Take action today so that Canada has an ombudsperson to give recourse when Canadian mining companies abuse human rights.
Jan 23, 2017
10-year-old Anna is making a difference as an Inter Pares Sustaining Donor. Join her in globalizing equality every month by signing up today!
Jan 13, 2017
Since President Duterte took office, the number of extrajudicial killings has skyrocketed in that country. Inter Pares recently sent a letter to the President in collaboration with a number of other signatories.
Jan 9, 2017
Warren Allmand, prominent international human rights consultant and member of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG), of which Inter Pares is a founding member, delivered the keynote address to Inter Pares' Annual General Meeting in April 2007. Under the theme of "Anti-Terrorism and Human Rights," Warren Allmand offered his reflections on the conclusions of the Arar Commission and criticized the current security establishment, which is increasingly threatening our rights and freedoms rather than protecting them.
Dec 9, 2016
Globally, Inter Pares works with organizations engaged in building a more equitable world.
Dec 7, 2016
Globally, Inter Pares works with organizations engaged in building a more equitable world. Here are some highlights of what we’ve accomplished together in 2016.
Dec 5, 2016
Join this training webinar to learn about recent Open for Justice activities and how you can help promote corporate accountability and mining justice.
Nov 25, 2016
This 5-minute video, produced by the Community Media Trust of the Deccan Development Society (DDS) in India, contrasts the great benefits to small-scale farmers of ecological agriculture compared to input-intensive monoculture and genetically engineered crops.
Nov 24, 2016
Margaret Phillips passed away one year ago this month. She served on Inter Pares board of directors in the 1980s when we created a co-management structure.
Nov 21, 2016
The CNCA has just released proposed legislation that would uphold human rights of communities affected by Canadian extractive industries.
Nov 2, 2016
Program manager Guillaume Charbonneau tells us Flor's story and how she grew into her role supporting women's rights movements across Central America and Mexico.
Nov 1, 2016
This bulletin celebrates women's leadership and Inter Pares' commitment to feminism and gender equality.
Program manager Eric Chaurette shares his ten-year collaboration with Cathleen, a tireless leader for food sovereignty who passed away this spring.
Executive Director Rita Morbia explores how Inter Pares lives out its commitment to feminism, and what the term means to her.
Inter Pares is screening a 30-minute film from one of our counterparts, Likhaan Centre for Women's Health. After the film, we will be discussing the stories and issues raised with Rita Morbia, Inter Pares' Executive Director.
Oct 26, 2016
We had the privilege of welcoming two leading feminists and longtime Inter Pares collaborators from Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.
Oct 12, 2016
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, the Harvesting Freedom caravan travelled more than 1,600 kilometres across Ontario.
Oct 11, 2016
This event will bring together an estimated 700 delegates to share knowledge, learn from others and build the relationships.
Oct 7, 2016
Violence against women around the world is so ubiquitous that the United Nations has called it a global pandemic. Join us as we explore its root causes and characteristics with two passionate activists who have dedicated their lives to addressing this pandemic through listening to marginalized women's stories, learning from their experiences and implementing practical solutions.
Sep 23, 2016
Join us for a fascinating conversation with Dr. Asha El-Karib on the efforts of women in Sudan to build peace and democracy amidst a difficult context. Dr. El-Karib is one of Sudan’s foremost women’s rights activists and the Senior Strategic Advisor for the Sudanese Organization for Research and Development based in Khartoum, Sudan.
Recent reports of sales despite a ban on military exports are profoundly disturbing.
Sep 11, 2016
As a special afternoon edition of the Inter Pares Film Nights, Inter Pares is sponsoring a screening of Migrant Dreams, a documentary film by Min Sook Lee exposing the precarity and rights abuses that migrant farmworkers in Ontario face, at the One World Film Festival on October 1st.
Sep 8, 2016
From September 4th to October 3rd, migrant farmworkers are marching and caravanning across Ontario from Windsor to Ottawa, marking the 50th anniversary of Canada's "temporary" migrant farmworker programs. The caravan is raising awareness among Canadians about how our food system relies on their precarious and underpaid labour, and call on the federal government to offer them permanent residence status and to respect their labour rights.
Between May and July 2016, Global Affairs Canada conducted an extensive review of its development policies, known as the International Assistance Review (IAR). The review was an opportunity for civil society organizations and for Canadians to offer their views on how Canada can take action on poverty and inequality abroad.
Sep 2, 2016
Inter Pares participated in the 2016 World Social Forum, which was an unparalleled moment of learning and global solidarity.