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Make a difference on climate change: send a message to our partner Labor in Peru!

November 9, 2015
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

The organization LABOR, which is one of our partners in Peru, focuses on initiatives related to gender, family, ecology and culture, as well as on ensuring that the activities of mining companies respect the rights of communities. For nearly 35 years, LABOR has actively contributed to improving the living conditions of the residents of Cerro de Pasco, a high-altitude mining commmunity.

March for a climate of change on November 29th!

October 26, 2015
by 
Elana Wright, Research and Advocacy officer

With the federal election now behind us, this is the time to show our newly elected government that we are expecting bold action on climate change at the December UN climate summit in Paris. This summit will be the new Canadian government’s first opportunity to show the world that our country is ready to change course and take bold action for a more sustainable and equitable world. 

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The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras receives the US Food Sovereignty Prize

October 26, 2015
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, communications officer
The 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize was awarded to the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), a federation of organizations dedicated to defending the political, cultural and territorial rights of the Garifuna people. The Garifuna are among the poorest farmers and fisherfolk in Honduras and they are constant victims of discrimination, marginalization and racism. In spite of efforts to defend their land, water, agriculture and way of life, the Garifuna are regularly expelled from their territory by investors, most notably foreign investors. Their members are also victims of assassinations, death threats and intimidation.

October 16: World Food Day

October 16, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy officer
[...] there is a great variety of small-scale food production systems which feed the greater part of the world’s peoples, using a modest amount of land and producing less waste, be it in small agricultural parcels, in orchards and gardens, hunting and wild harvesting or local fishing.

The 2015 election campaign: where do the parties stand on climate issues?

October 13, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy officer and Judith Faucher, intern
The struggle against climate change is at the heart of Development and Peace’s new campaign Create a Climate of Change, and is one of the main issues put forward in its 2015 Electoral Guide.
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Federal elections: where do mining issues fit in?

October 2, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy Officer
For a number of years, Development and Peace has been calling on the Canadian government to establish an independent ombudsman for the Canadian extractive sector that can investigate complaints brought by communities in countries of the Global South affected by the operations of Canadian companies.
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Nepal, a country devastated, but far from defeated

September 4, 2015
by 
Stéphane Vinhas, Programs Officer (Emergency Relief)

Nepal is a quintessential tourist destination, considered the stuff of dreams thanks to its mountain peaks, enchanting landscapes, ancient cities, antique palaces and temples, venerable architecture, religions, food, and more. I would have liked to have visited this fascinating country with a lighter heart, but it was the two major earthquakes that hit the country last April and May that brought me there.  

Iraq: Same dreams, different realities

August 31, 2015
by 
Philippe Zarif, In-Country Support, Middle East

I was recently in Iraq for Development and Peace to participate in a meeting of various Caritas members that are supporting Iraqis who have been displaced by violence caused by the group calling itself the Islamic State (ISIS).

We were in the Kurdish region of Iraq, where thousands of Iraqis have taken refuge in this relatively safe zone.

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The Philippines: Community resistance to mining

August 25, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy Officer

As part of the International People’s Conference on Mining, I had the chance to participate in a solidarity visit to the city of Mankayan in the Province of Benguet in the Philippines.

The Philippines: People’s mining conference sheds light on mining abuses

August 5, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy Officer

From July 30th to August 1st, the International People’s Conference on Mining (www.peoplesminingconf.net) took place in Quezon City, the Philippines. Development and Peace’s Filipino partner Center for Environmental Concern was part of the organizing committee of the conference.