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Recognizing social justice activists

We are honoured to shine a light on hardworking social justice organizations with the Peter Gillespie Social Justice Award.

May 25, 2020

28.	Representatives from the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives and Clinic 554 stand with their 2019 Peter Gillespie Social Justice Award plaques and Peruvian activist Maria Ysabel Cedano. In the background is colourful Indigenous artwork.

Confronting injustices together

Sari Tudiver, Chairperson of the Inter Pares Board of Directors, reflects on how communities mobilized for change in 2019.

May 25, 2020

1.	Sari Tudiver smiles brightly at the camera. She is wearing an orange patterned shirt and has short, close-cropped grey hair. Behind her is a grey background.

A Feminist Action Agenda for Canada’s Global Response to COVID-19

Together with allies we have prepared a policy brief on why Canada needs a feminist response to COVID-19 and how it can be achieved.

May 20, 2020

A Feminist Action Agenda for Canada’s Global Response to COVID-19

Together with allies we have prepared a policy brief on why Canada needs a feminist response to COVID-19 and how it can be achieved.

May 20, 2020

Civil society in Guinea-Bissau responds to COVID-19 and food crisis

Inter Pares counterpart Tiniguena is playing a key role during the pandemic.

May 15, 2020

A woman harvests rice in Bianga, Guinea-Bissau.

Inter Pares joins network supporting global LGBTI rights

The Dignity Network is a group of organizations from across Canada involved in supporting the human rights of LGBTI people globally.

May 13, 2020

2019 Full Financial Statements

These are our full financial statements for 2019.

May 12, 2020

Take Back the Day: Raising an activist

Celebrate mothers like Misson, who joined her daughter on the frontlines of Sudan’s historic uprising.

Apr 27, 2020

Misson and Jood sit side by side looking at the camera. Misson is wearing a grey t-shirt and black hair wrap. Jood is wearing a colourful wrap.

Take Back the Day: Seeding the future

Collaboration between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law in India has been transformative.

Apr 27, 2020

Women crouch outside over a grid drawn with chalk as they place seeds within the squares. The women are wearing colourful saris.

Take Back the Day: Searching together

María Elena is determined to keep searching for her son and to accompany other families, so they know that they are not alone.

Apr 27, 2020

Women gather together outside holding signs that read 'Welcome mothers' and signs with photos of missing children

Take Back the Day!

Take back Mother’s Day to its feminist roots. From now until May 10, celebrate mothers in El Salvador, India, and Sudan whose extraordinary activism inspires us.

Apr 27, 2020

Remembering Martin Khor

A world renowned activist and scholar, Martin was also the former director of long-term Inter Pares counterpart, Third World Network.

Apr 23, 2020

Martin Khor sits for the camera, resting his cheek on one hand. The photo is black and white.

Remembering Ibrahim Ouedraogo

Inter Pares mourns the death of Ibrahim Ouedraogo, a giant of agroecology and the struggle for food sovereignty in Africa.

Apr 21, 2020

Sustaining activist movements during COVID-19

Inter Pares' programmatic work during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to both focus on the moment, but also on the long-term.

Apr 17, 2020

A group of illustrated women stand in a circle facing each other holding papers and discussing.

Inter Pares office closed

In light of COVID-19, the Inter Pares office will be closed until further notice, based on advice from public health authorities.

Mar 16, 2020

Women of Sudan: Sparking Revolution, Creating Change

In celebration of International Women's Day, we are pleased to share with you a collection of testimonies of resistance from the 2019 uprising in Sudan.

Mar 6, 2020

Women at the heart of Senegal’s transition to agroecology

ENDA Pronat and allies launch a series of policy recommendations to support Senegal's transition to agroecology.

Feb 26, 2020

Building Momentum

Building Momentum explores our new cross-geographic program and explains how counterparts will expand their programming on SRHR.

Jan 30, 2020

Highlights 2019

2019 has been a year of shared struggle, of solidarity, to globalize equality. Here are some of our most memorable moments.

Dec 20, 2019

Highlights 2019

2019 has been a year of shared struggle, of solidarity, to globalize equality. Here are some of our most memorable moments.

Dec 17, 2019

Stories of Solidarity

Stories of Solidarity is a three-part mini series from Inter Pares highlighting the work of long-term counterparts to globalize equality.

Dec 15, 2019

Stories of Solidarity

We are together in the struggle for social justice. Make a gift in solidarity.

Nov 21, 2019

Colombian Truth Commission hears testimony from Inter Pares

Latin America Program Manager Bill Fairbairn provided testimony about his experience working in support of human rights and peace in Colombia for the past thirty years.

Nov 21, 2019

Celebrating 50 years of the National Farmers Union

Inter Pares is a proud supporter and ally of the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Nov 11, 2019

National Farmers Union 50th anniversary

Clinic 554 announces impending closure

Clinic 554, offering one-of-a-kind services in Fredericton, New Brunswick, is being forced to close due to financial uncertainty.

Oct 24, 2019

Dr. Adrian Edgar, Medical Director of Clinic 554

The Power of Recognition

The Power of Recognition takes a closer look at the importance of acknowledging people, experiences and contributions to social justice movements.

Oct 24, 2019

Bearing Witness in Bangladesh

At Inter Pares, our role isn’t only to support struggles abroad – but also to bring those struggles back home, to share them with you, with our allies and supporters across the country.

Oct 23, 2019

Mae Tao Clinic: Thirty years of building healthy communities

The clinic’s momentous anniversary was celebrated and applauded at home in Mae Sot, Thailand and around the world.

Oct 23, 2019

Practicing Recognition

At Inter Pares, we see our role as expressing solidarity with counterparts' struggles. We recognize, and we celebrate together.

Oct 23, 2019

Call for peace and respect for human rights in Colombia

On the eve of the International Day of Peace, the undersigned Canadian organizations are joining to express their profound concern over an escalating human rights crisis in Colombia and continued threats to the Colombian peace process.

Sep 20, 2019

Demonstrators for peace in Bogota, Colombia

Universal pharmacare now!

Canada is the only country with a universal health care system that does not include free prescription drugs. Yet there is a consensus in this country that everyone should have access to medication based on need, not the ability to pay.

Sep 12, 2019

Medicare advocates on Parliament Hill in Ottawa with red umbrellas

People Over Profit

People Over Profit explores corporate power – and community resistance.

Sep 4, 2019

Stopping the unstoppable: Citizen resistance to exterminator technology in Burkina Faso

“We will not be your guinea pigs!” Inter Pares counterpart COPAGEN asserted at a press conference denouncing Target Malaria’s plans to release gene

Sep 4, 2019

Land is Life

Our counterparts in Burma courageously unite around the guiding principle that ‘land is life’.

Sep 4, 2019

Challenging, Confronting and Defying Corporate Power

Inter Pares actively supports organizations and movements that interrogate, challenge, and curb corporate power.

Sep 4, 2019

Women-led Agroecology

In West Africa, social and patriarchal conditions and norms limit rural women’s opportunities and rights.

Aug 30, 2019

Making food an election issue

Inter Pares is proud to support Eat Think Vote, a non-partisan campaign making sure food is an election issue.

Aug 27, 2019

Remembering Pat Kerans

Inter Pares remembers and celebrates the life of long-time activist and public intellectual Desmond Patrick Kerans.

Aug 21, 2019

The Purple Wave: Health on the Margins

This series of five short videos gives an up-close look at how Likhaan uses alternative, community-based health programs and advocacy to promote women’s reproductive health and well-being.

Jul 17, 2019

The Purple Wave: Health on the Margins

Artists of Inter Pares: Summer 2019

Every July we share one of our favourite traditions – our annual summer reading list. This year, we are shaking things up with “Artists of Inter Pares”, a celebration of creativity in our community.

Jul 16, 2019

Artists of Inter Pares

Inter Pares resigns from Advisory Body

Inter Pares has tendered its resignation from the government’s Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Body on Responsible Business Conduct Abroad (Advisory Body).

Jul 11, 2019

Power to investigate

NEW video series highlights Likhaan Center for Women’s Health

The Purple Wave: Health on the Margins spotlights alternative, community-based health programs and advocacy in Manila.

Jul 4, 2019

The words The Purple Wave: Health on the Margins on a dark purple background

Civil society denounces release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Burkina Faso

Civil society organizations, including Inter Pares, denounce the release of genetically modified “male-sterile” mosquitoes in Burkina Faso.

Jul 2, 2019

Mae Tao Clinic celebrates 30 years

Today Mae Tao Clinic celebrates thirty years of providing healthcare, education and protection… and so much more.

Jun 18, 2019

Taken on the front steps of Parliament in Ottawa – a delegation organized together with Rights and Democracy. Guests included staff the National Coalition Government of Burma, Mae Tao Clinic, Shan Women’s Action Network and the Karen Women’s Organization.

Civil society organizations denounce violence in Sudan

Over ten Canadian civil society organizations denounce the recent and ongoing violent repression against peaceful, non-violent protesters in Sudan.

Jun 11, 2019

A woman holding a Sudanese flag speaks into a megaphone. She is surrounded by protesters.

Government of Canada announces meaningful investment in SRHR

Inter Pares applauds commitment of $1.4 billion, annually, to promote the health and rights of women and girls around the world over a ten-year period, with special focus on SRHR.

Jun 7, 2019

A woman sits smiling at the camera