The CCIC Regional Working Groups (RWGs) bring together NGOs, faith-based organizations, labour unions, diaspora groups, solidarity groups, think tanks, and research centres from across Canada that have a specific interest in development, social justice, and human rights in Asia-Pacific, Africa, or the Americas.
Working on common themes or a regional issue, the RWGs develop collaborative strategies for policy development, dialogue, and advocacy within the Canadian government and multilateral institutions. The RWGs are a unique space for collaborative reflection, coordinated policy positions, learning, and analysis, with input from regional partners.
Membership is open to organizations with a policy or programme interest in Asia-Pacific, Africa, or the Americas. Organizations become members upon approval by the working group members. Most participants are also CCIC members.
Regional Working Group publications
A high level delegation of 3 Colombian social leaders will be in Canada from October 25 to November 9, 2018. These leaders represent the Buenaventura Civic Strike Committee in Colombia’s principal Pacific port city. In 2017, social organizations launched a remarkable...
The CCIC Asia Pacific Working Group (APWG) - Philippines, comprised of NGOs, faith-based organizations, unions, solidarity groups, and concerned citizens in Canada with relationships in the Philippines, were shocked to learn of the massacre of 9 farm...
Particularly, as eyes focus on the thousands of people now on the move to escape desperate circumstances in Honduras, the APG underscores in the letter the right to asylum for those in need of international protection and call for guarantees that no one is illegally returned to situations where they could risk serious harm due to violence.
South Sudan Co-Lab hosted by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the Africa-Canada Forum of CCIC
On 21 September, Global Affairs Canada’s South Sudan development division hosted an interactive, full-day pilot “Co-Lab” with nine CSOs from the CCIC’s Africa-Canada Forum. GAC staff from across Sub-Saharan Africa, International Security and Political...
This manual was adapted from Integrating HRBA and Equitable Partnerships into Development Programming: Operationalizing the Istanbul Principles.
It provides all the resources you need to run a workshop on integrating a human rights-based approach (HRBA) into your programming.
Open Letter to Minister Freeland – Concerning political prisoners being held in maximum-security prison in Honduras
The Americas Policy Group (APG), a regional working group of the Canadian Council for International
Co-operation, wishes to express its concerns regarding the ongoing acute human rights crisis in Honduras
and the incarceration of political prisoners, amid a pattern identified by the UN Office of the High
Commissioner for Human Rights “of intimidation and reprisals targeting human rights defenders and
members or sympathizers of the opposition parties in the aftermath of electoral protests”. 1 Those protests
followed the November 26th presidential elections, marred by irregularities and allegations of fraud.
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