PeaceTalks #23: Engaging Men in Ending Violence Against Women



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Nov 25 to Dec 10th marks the annual and global '16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence' For over 40 years, women's anti violence advocates across the globe have been raising awareness on issues related to violence against women to whomever would listen. Yet, Violence against women and girls is one of the most rampant and persistent human right violation. One in three women world-wide...

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PEACETALKS #22: Ebola - Their Problem or Ours?

With a rising death toll of 3,800+ and over 8,000 suspected cases, the Ebola epidemic spreading in West Africa is the worst in history. With an incubation period of up to 21 days and more unknown and undiagnosed cases to count; who’s problem is this, how did we get to where we are, and where do we go now?
Join BCCIC, PeaceGeeks, and an exciting panel on November 5th to learn about this issue, ask questions, and join the discussion on this burning global issue. Questions we will discuss include:

  • What could an international response look like? What is Canada’s ideal...
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PEACETALKS #21: Extractive Industries and the Impact on Women

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This panel will focus on the impact of mining exploration and development on the lives and livelihoods of women in the global south. Guests will include Beth Dollaga, Sarita Galvez and a representative from Amnesty International who will describe recent campaign work focused on corporate accountability and the Open for Justice initiative. Free tickets available here:

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The Women’s NGO Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) started as an organ for coordinating the activities of women organizations and groups in Liberia in 1998, in between the two civil wars that ravaged the country from 1989 - 2003. They now serve as an umbrella organization for over 105 local women’s rights organizations. The vision of WONGOSOL is to achieve a just and fair Liberian society where women and men equally participate in and benefit from decision-making processes at all levels. They work to build the capacity of women’s organizations and other stakeholders to improve their...

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Reflection 20 years after the Rwandan Genocide - by Alan Martin

When I left journalism school in Montreal there were two promises I made myself: a) I would never cover town council meetings; b) stick a microphone in the face of a grieving family member and ask “What are you feeling?” and “How’s about a picture for the front page?” Both, I felt, were below me.

The first promise fell by the way side within three months of graduating when I found myself covering the rural satellite towns of Sudbury, at the time a struggling mining centre in Northern Ontario. For $3 a column inch I did that. It was my baptism to the darkside of the business.

The other earnest pledge took longer to catch up to me. Almost six years later I went to Rwanda to write a magazine piece about the pursuit of justice in a post-genocide era. Within a day of being there I had asked more people about the intimacies of their grief to last a lifetime. For if one is to write about genocide how can the privacies of both the deceased...