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United Nations Focuses Attention on Gender-Based Violence

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a “shadow pandemic” of intensified domestic violence and violence against women. Activists from two Ontario non-profits talk about their observations and what needs to change to achieve a violence-free society.

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Lessons of War: Colombian Diaspora Add Their Voices to Truth Commission

Colombians who fled war are sharing their experiences through an independent commission that aims to develop a historical record of Latin America’s longest conflict from interviews with victims and those who took up arms.

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Part 3: Online Chatter of ‘Black Immunity’ to COVID-19 Not Based in Evidence

This is the last in our 3-part series on how the pandemic is affecting specific immigrant communities. African Canadians, it seems, face a particular challenge: a reported low current rate of infection, but worried about historical trends that suggest the worst is yet to come.

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Canada Must Open Its Door Without Discrimination

Sixty-seven years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and 50 years after the adoption of the two Covenants, which along with the Declaration became known as the International Bill of Human…

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Refugees – Buzzword of the Year and Deservedly So

Every day, we see pictures and videos of families desperately crossing the sea to escape war and poverty back home. Hundreds of refugees are interviewed and photographed arriving on Western soil with nothing except what…

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