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 …

The Termination of CIDA’s Partnership with KAIROS

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Defence & Human Security, Mideast

Letter to the Minister of International Cooperation. December 8, 2009 The Hon. Bev Oda. M.P., P.C. Minister of International Cooperation Canadian International Development Agency Oda.B@parl.gc.ca Fax: 613-992-2794 Dear Minister Oda, On behalf of the board and staff of Project Ploughshares, I strongly urge you to reconsider the decision by the Canadian International Development Agency to terminate its partnership with KAIROS. …

Integrating the Control of Small Arms with Development Programming: A Joint Project of Project Ploughshares and CIDA

Kenneth Epps

Author Kenneth Epps The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2006 Volume 27 Issue 4 Project Ploughshares has undertaken a joint project with the Policy Branch of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) on the links that connect the control and elimination of small arms and light weapons (SALW) with the creation of safe communities in which development processes can root and flourish. The …