Event: Ploughshares’ Women, Peace and Security Series

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Roundtable Discussion on Violence, Migration and Women Featuring Carla Angulo-Pasel and introduction by Cesar Jaramillo, Director of Project Ploughshares. When: March 8, 2018 10:00-11:30 AM Where: Balsillie School of International Affairs, Room 1-31 We invite you to join us in marking International Women’s Day 2018 with a discussion about the impact of violence on migrant women and the way these …

Public events: On women, peace, security and South Sudan

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Monday November 27 in Waterloo, Ontario 10:00 a.m. to noon Round Table: Women, Peace and Security: The Case of South Sudan Location: Boardroom • Balsillie School of International Affairs • 67 Erb Street West 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Welcome to the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) Location: Grebel Gallery • Conrad Grebel University College • 140 Westmount …

NO MÁS II: END Violence against Women NOW!

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Public Event: South Sudanese Women Speak Peace Sunday, November 26 All Saints Anglican Church 400 Northfield Drive West Waterloo 2:30 -3:00 Refreshments, Meet and Greet 3:00 -4:00 A Panel discussion with: Agnes Wasuk Petia, National Women’s Program, South Sudan Council of Churches Awak Hussein, Youth Coordinator, South Sudan Council of Churches Henriette Thompson, KAIROS Activist and Educator This event is part …

Aid as a weapon? The politics of humanitarianism in Syria

Ploughshares Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration

In 2011, forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad occupied the public hospital in the Syrian town of al-Qusayr. When suspected rebels arrived at the hospital in need of medical attention, regime forces detained, interrogated, tortured, and often executed them. In response, private citizens established an underground clinic to provide medical care in secret. Dr. Abd ar-Rhim Amir provided care …

Q&A:The journey of an ‘irregular’ refugee claimant to Canada

Sonal Marwah Americas, Defence & Human Security, Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration

‘Mary” is a mother of three and a refugee claimant currently living in Toronto. Originally from Guinea, she went to the United States with her mother as a teenager, but never gained legal status there. After some years, she paid a smuggler to bring her and her children to Canada, to escape an abusive partner. She is currently awaiting a …

Yemen In The Time Of Cholera

Cesar Jaramillo Armed Conflicts, Asia, Defence & Human Security, Featured, Mideast, News

The country is experiencing the world’s largest epidemic, and it has everything to do with the Arms Trade Treaty. A sudden onset of severe diarrhea is usually the first symptom. Rapid fluid loss often leads to life-threatening dehydration. If left untreated, certain strains can cause death within hours. Those who survive initial symptoms must endure repeated vomiting, low blood pressure, …

The costs of Canada’s indecisiveness on peacekeeping

Branka Marijan Americas, Defence & Human Security, Featured, News

In Vancouver on November 14-15, Canada will host the United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial forum —a key event for UN peacekeeping. One goal of the forum is to “elicit new pledges from Member States to close key capability gaps for UN peacekeeping operations.” Another is to build on the “3Ps (pledges, planning, performance) with an added emphasis on partnerships.” According …

Canada’s new feminist international aid policy: From words to action

Sonal Marwah Americas, Defence & Human Security, Featured, News

On June 8, Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau released Canada’s “first feminist international assistance policy.” This bold policy has received praise and applause from Canadian civil society and international development actors. What is a feminist approach? A common misconception is that it focuses exclusively on women and girls. On the contrary, such an approach seeks to address systemic and …

Canada’s ATT Legislation Has A Loophole You Could Drive A Tank Through

Cesar Jaramillo Americas, Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security, Featured

Canadian military exports to the United States have long been exempted from licensing and reporting requirements applicable to every other destination. Not even Canada enjoys the same latitude it affords its southern neighbour.  As indicated in the annual Report on Exports of Military Goods from Canada, most military exports destined for the United States are exempt from export permit requirements. Further, statistics related to …

South Sudan’s troubled path to statehood

Cesar Jaramillo Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Featured

Q&A: In conversation with Geoffrey Duke In 2011, the Republic of South Sudan became the newest country in the world when the southern Sudanese voted in a referendum to split from the largely Arab north. For many years before that, Project Ploughshares was involved in efforts to end a long civil war in Sudan and to foster peacebuilding, including direct …