Canadians can freely speak up for rights and against injustices. In the Global South however, many communities are threatened and criminalized for defending their right to a healthy environment.
Corporations should not be able to infringe that right with impunity. That’s why we are calling for a law to end Canadian companies’ abuses abroad and to help affected communities access justice.
Our People and Planet First campaign has made encouraging progress on advocating for mandatory human rights and environmental de diligence laws, but we cannot rest yet.
Development and Peace — Caritas Canada has been raising emergency funds for Ukraine since the beginning of the war, which has displaced over 12 million Ukrainians (around 7 million internally and 5 million to neighbouring countries). This money has not only been helping our Caritas partners in Ukraine and neighbouring countries meet the humanitarian relief needs […]
As part of the People and Planet First campaign, a group of Canadian high school students on a solidarity retreat sent messages of support to wrongly imprisoned human rights defenders in Honduras.
Development and Peace calls on the faithful to stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people.