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Kigali’s Secret Shame

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By: Darcy Ataman As appeared in the Huffington Post, Nov. 19th, 2015 In 2009, I unexpectedly found myself in an illegal detention center in Gikondo, an industrial neighborhood in Rwanda. I was there attempting to secure the release of imprisoned street children whose only crime was poverty, which drove them to beg on streets and some even sold their bodies in exchange for daily survival. This unofficial prison and secret shame of Kigali was recently the focus of a report released …

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Momentum building for Shoal Lake 40’s Freedom Road

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By: Chuck Wright & Christie McLeod Friends of Shoal Lake 40 Recent announcements from the Mayor’s office and a journey with City Councillors and supporters to Shoal Lake 40 confirm that with demonstrable public support, the construction of an all-weather access road dubbed “Freedom Road” may happen as soon as this winter – which in Chief Erwin Redsky’s words is “a matter of survival… [and] a matter of our most basic human rights.” At a Shoal Lake 40 panel held this past month at the …

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Loud Voices in Winnipeg During 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

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Winnipeggers lead the way! While there are national events being held in Ottawa during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, Winnipeg is hosting 8 local events, drawing attention to the continuing need to take action against gender based violence. The campaign started in 1991, choosing the dates November 25 – International Day Against Violence Against Women – and December 10- International Human Rights Day – in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such …

Peace Building Team: International Advisor

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We are in need of an International representative who will be at the same time the International coordinator & advisor of our nonprofit organization. Responsibilities: -organizing fundraising events for our organization -Elaborating new ideas for the evolvement of our program -Bringing new perspective on how we can improve the way we work with the youth -Looking for volunteers who are able to travel so that they can work on ground with the children. Qualification: All bachelor and Master’s degrees are …