This fall, two important series of events are drawing attention to the structural injustice that migrant farmworkers face in Canada, and to their demands for change.
Sep 1, 2016
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No True Peace Without the Voices of Women
In late 2012, when Colombia’s government and its largest guerrilla group, known as the FARC, met in Norway to launch peace talks, the only woman si
With the support of ACORD, women and men gathered to learn and share ideas of how to transform national conflict into an authentic and sustainable peace.
This brief, submitted to Canada's International Assistance Review in July 2016, seeks to build a common understanding of feminist approaches to international assistance, to assess the challenges, gaps and opportunities in Global Affairs Canada’s approach, and to develop a set of practical recommendations for implementing a feminist approach.
Aug 5, 2016
From August 9th to 14th, the World Social Forum (WSF) is coming to a Northern country for the first time since its inception in 2001, in Brazil. Don't miss this opportunity to participate in the world's largest gathering of social movements. Between 50 000 and 80 000 activists from civil society groups, organizations, and social movements from all over the world are expected to attend, including many of Inter Pares’ international and national counterparts.
Aug 4, 2016
We offered our views on how Canada can take action on poverty and inequality abroad.
Aug 3, 2016
Inter Pares staff continue to monitor the dire human rights situation in Honduras, and to call for justice and accountability.
Jun 10, 2016
Mamérita Mestanza hadn’t reached her 34th birthday when she died from complications resulting from tubal ligation surgery. Her story is far from unique.
Jun 9, 2016
By Rebecca Wolsak
The establishment of four reproductive health clinics in the Philippines and the promotion of sexual and reproductive health of women and girls contribute to a better control of their bodies and their lives.
This bulletin highlights the excellent work of our counterparts in reproductive and sexual health of women and girls in the Philippines, in-depth training for midwives in Burma and the unveiling of forced sterilizations committed in Peru.
Inter Pares staff Bill Fairbairn and Guillaume Charbonneau met last Tuesday with James Cavallaro, President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Jun 6, 2016
The Survey of Muslims in Canada 2016, supported by Inter Pares as part of our civil liberties work, confronts popular stereotypes by exploring Canadian Muslims’ experiences, opinions, and perceptions.
May 26, 2016
In this webinar, you can inform yourself and prepare for engaging your Member of Parliament on mining justice issues.
May 13, 2016
The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, in collaboration with Inter Pares and Octobus Books, invites you to a talk with Dennis Edney, an Edmonton-based lawyer who has been representing Omar Khadr pro bono for years.
The Panama Papers reveal a system where wealthy individuals hide their money in tax havens to avoid paying tax in the countries where they live and carry out their business. It may be legal but it isn’t fair.
May 5, 2016
Reclaim the original meaning of Mother's Day by supporting women around the world working for positive change. Make a gift to Inter Pares in honour of someone special and send them an e-card.
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world.
Apr 28, 2016
Please join us for a deep dive into the fashion industry - from the cotton fields to the factories and runways.
On April 25th, Inter Pares held its 2016 Speakers Series event, "From the Land: Reconciliation in action in Canada and Colombia." Relive or discover this event by watching the video.
Apr 27, 2016
On April 25th, 2016, 140 supporters and activists from Ottawa-Gatineau joined Inter Pares for the 2016 edition of its annual Speakers Series, "From the Land: Reconciliation in action in Canada and Colombia."
Apr 26, 2016
This Annual Report gives an overview of some of the watershed moments experienced by our counterparts during which they held governments to account for some of the root causes of inequality.
Apr 25, 2016
This year's annual report is about the role of civil society in holding governments to account.
Inter Pares' Full Financial Statements for 2015
Apr 21, 2016
Bill Fairbairn, Inter Pares Program Manager, Latin America, testified before the parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on April 12th, 2016, during its study on women, peace and security.
Apr 12, 2016
Inter Pares is screening a 30-minute documentary from one of our Sudanese counterparts on child marriage. After the film, we will be discussing girls' and women's rights in Sudan with Fahima Hashim, founder of Salmmah Women's Resource Centre.
Apr 5, 2016
This video of the World March of Women from Outaouais shares voices of participants who tell us why in 2015, we still need to march.
Mar 15, 2016
Come and join us on April 25th at 7pm for meaningful discussion on reconciliation - a concept that is more important today than ever.
Mar 3, 2016
This film explores Latin American farmers' struggle against the expanding production of genetically modified soy in South America. Eric Chaurette, Inter Pares food sovereignty program manager, will join us for a post-screening conversation on the issues profiled in the film.
Mar 1, 2016
Join us on March 8, 2016 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!
Feb 29, 2016
Inter Pares’ second Solidarity Tour to Guatemala has begun!
Feb 18, 2016
Inter Pares has launched 40 x 40, a campaign to welcome 40 new monthly donors!
Feb 12, 2016
14 Mayan Q'eqchí women demand justice for acts of sexual violence that they endured during the country's internal armed conflict.
Feb 11, 2016
This bulletin offers stories and reflections on challenges faced in Burma, Honduras, and by women coming to Canada.
Feb 6, 2016
In this five-year program, Inter Pares will promote the inclusion of ethnic and religious minorities in Burma’s transition to democracy and peace.
Feb 2, 2016
Board member Amanda Dale spoke with us about the challenges for women seeking asylum in Canada.
Jan 28, 2016
Every year, 80,000 to 100,000 undocumented men and women leave Honduras. The country is rocked by violence, but Hondurans are deemed “economic migrants.”
Labels of "refugee" instead of "migrant" have power worldwide, including in Burma, where displaced people have many stories but with common threads.
In order to shed light on Honduras's under-reported mass migration, PCS organized a delegation of six international experts to investigate the situation. Taking their report to national and international authorities in the summer of 2015, PCS helped reveal these horrendous realities, pressuring local governments and international institutions to address those issues.
Jan 5, 2016
Here are some highlights of what we’ve accomplished with our counterparts around the world in 2015.
Dec 1, 2015
Here are some highlights of what we’ve accomplished together with our counterparts in 2015.
Swedish, US and Canadian pension funds have acquired farmlands in Brazil by way of a Brazilian businessman accused of using violence and fraud to displace small farmers. These pension funds are also using complex company structures that have the effect of evading Brazilian laws restricting foreign investments in farmland.
Nov 17, 2015
A New York company managing the retirement savings of workers in Sweden, the US and Canada is evading Brazilian laws on foreign investment to acquire farmlands from a businessman accused of violently displacing local communities.
From November 5-14, 2015, this year’s 19th JQSI edition will offer a wide variety of events and opportunities to discuss international solidarity issues that concern us all.
Nov 3, 2015
This bulletin is about the future of international solidarity, the importance of exposure trips in Inter Pares' approach, the role of political leadership in universal healthcare.
Nov 2, 2015
Funding universal healthcare in Canada is economically viable, but it requires political will and federal leadership.
In March of 2015, Inter Pares hosted a delegation of four women from Burma to meet with people facing similar struggles, and to share camaraderie and strategies.
Over forty years, we have witnessed incredible change in the countries where we work. While some rights have been gained, others become threatened.