Archive for April, 2011

April 26th, 2011

As you vote, remember Darfur.

We spend a great deal of time during our year advocating for the Canadian government to act on behalf of those who are victims of genocide. Through calling 1-800-Genocide, holding countless awareness events at university campuses and high schools across the country, and joining the STAND for the Dead campaign, we raise our voices daily to ensure that genocide prevention becomes a Canadian foreign policy priority. This week, however, we have the chance to ensure that the individuals that we elect into Parliament are on our side.

During the course of this federal election, through our Speak The Name campaign, STAND has reached out to every candidate across the country and asked for their support on any of our foreign policy recommendations. The response has been great across all parties, with many candidates voicing their support for all four.

As you examine the issues and get ready to vote on Monday, I invite you to remember your voice as an activist for Darfur and anti-genocide advocacy.

Let your candidates know that you consider this to be a key election issue. Here’s how:

  • Send an email to our party leaders asking them to support one of our key policy recommendations.

Above all, please vote on Monday to ensure that those who support the issues that matter to you are represented in government. It is only when we vote for our representatives that we can truly hold them accountable.

Elham Bidgoli is Principal Director of STAND Canada.

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April 3rd, 2011

Libya & the ICC: deciphering the riddle of international justice

Anyone who is following the situation in Libya knows that there is an ongoing investigation by the International Criminal Court into alleged “crimes against humanity” by Moammar Gadhafi, the Libyan leader.

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April 2nd, 2011

STAND Digest – April 2011

This month we continue to explore developments in three areas: The Negotiations and Peace Process, Humanitarian Affairs and Security, and Darfur in Canadian Politics.

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