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Research and experience on overseas partner perspectives with feminist development approaches How do Canadian organizations and their partners in the Global South integrate gender equality into their programming, and to what extent do they consider their approaches to be ‘feminist’? Since the launch of the Feminist International Aid Policy (FIAP) in 2017, an emphasis on […]

Unintended Consequences: The Dire Impact of Sanctions on Humanitarian Aid & Peace-Building Room 106D International sanctions imposed on countries by the United Nations and member states, including Canada, clearly exempt humanitarian activities. Nevertheless, sanctions cause serious challenges and delays for humanitarian actors working in countries like North Korea (the DPRK) and Venezuela, and sometimes result […]

This session is a World Cafe style session where different organizations will share their experiences on different topics. This session is a World Cafe style session where different organizations will share their experiences on different topics. Participants will rotate from table to table to learn and exchange knowledge and best practices. 1) Dispatches from the […]

Advocacy for Good: Lessons and Path Forward This session will focus on how best to leverage advocacy tools and tactics to further Canada’s commitment to global development objectives. The session will include examples from Action Canada’s successful efforts in furthering the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights objectives (domestically and internationally) with the federal government. […]

Can sexual violence in the workplace really be prevented? An examination of the roots of the problem and some glimmers of hope The #MeToo movement brought an issue marginalized groups have been dealing with for far too long to the forefront and it’s time we discuss Canada’s role in it. This panel will examine the […]

Direction and Control: The Incompatibility of the Nexus and Canadian Charitable Requirements The humanitarian-development-peace Nexus is a positive initiative to challenge and motivate humanitarian organizations to more effective programming. The ideas and strategy behind the Nexus is commendable. However, within Canada’s regulatory framework, achieving the Nexus will be challenging. The workshop will build upon the […]

Justice climatique, analyse féministe A feminist approach to climate justice addresses the climate crisis not only as an environmental problem, but as a complex social justice issue that focuses on the populations that are most vulnerable to its effects. This approach is therefore based on an intersectional feminist analysis of unequal power relations based on […]

Justice climatique, analyse féministe A feminist approach to climate justice addresses the climate crisis not only as an environmental problem, but as a complex social justice issue that focuses on the populations that are most vulnerable to its effects. This approach is therefore based on an intersectional feminist analysis of unequal power relations based on […]

The world seems to be entering a new cycle of heightened protests globally: from Chile to Hong Kong, from Iraq to Guinea. The specific demands of the demonstrators depend on the local context, and sometimes different groups will have contradictory demands. However, a common thread in all these protests is the defence of the very right to peaceful protest without state repression; the transparency of public affairs and the fight against corruption; the reduction of inequalities; and a participatory democracy in which there are free and periodic elections, without indefinite re-election, and with the active participation of civil society.