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I Am Rohingya - Ontario screenings

This documentary chronicles the journey of fourteen Rohingya refugee youth who resolve to theatrically re-enact their families’ harrowing experiences in Burma and beyond.

Apr 15, 2018

I Am Rohingya - Ottawa Screening

Join us on May 9 at the Mayfair Theatre for the Ottawa Premiere of I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Act. The documentary screening will be followed by a Q&A with the incredibly brave and inventive Rohingya youth community of Kitchener-Waterloo.

Apr 11, 2018

I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts

This powerful documentary is about the journey of fourteen Rohingya refugee youth re-enacting their families' harrowing experiences in Burma and beyond.

Apr 10, 2018

I Am The Other: Discrimination and Social Exclusion in Canada

A bilingual evening on the topic of discrimination and social exclusion in Canada.

Mar 23, 2018

W7: Feminist Visions for the G7

This event will bring together around 70 diverse feminist leaders from Canada and around the world to envision a feminist agenda for the G7.

Mar 23, 2018

I Am The Other: Inter Pares 2018 Speakers Series

A bilingual evening on the topic of discrimination and social exclusion.

Mar 22, 2018

Solidarity with Peruvian Victims of Forced Sterilizations

Inter Pares has worked with Peruvian counterparts since the early 1990s to bring an end to a policy that resulted in the forced sterilization of hundreds of thousands of rural citizens.

Mar 6, 2018

Statement about the Tragedies of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine's Deaths

Inter Pares wishes to convey our profound sympathies to the families and communities of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine.

Mar 2, 2018

Rape by Command

A new report details Burmese Army’s use of rape as a weapon against the Rohingya women and girls.

Feb 27, 2018

Inter Pares Announces Its Two New Co-Executive Directors

Inter Pares is pleased to announce the Board of Directors has appointed Rita Morbia and Kathryn Dingle as Co-Executive Directors of the organization.

Feb 26, 2018

Inter Pares pays tribute to Diana Avila Paulette, Latin American activist, former head of PCS

Inter Pares mourns the passing of lifelong activist and dear Peruvian friend and colleague — our compañera, Diana Avila Paulette.

Feb 26, 2018

International Women's Day 2018 Ottawa: Hashtags & Beyond

Join us on March 8, 2018 for Ottawa’s biggest International Women’s Day celebration, featuring the annual Femmy Awards ceremony honouring local feminist change-makers.

Feb 15, 2018

In the Slums of Manila, Spreading Openness and Acceptance

Mark and Vere are Likhaan Community Mobilizers. They both identify as transgender and work in the slum neighbourhoods of metro Manila.

Feb 2, 2018

Building an Inclusive Peace in Colombia

Colombia's peace agreement is historic as it is the most inclusive developed to date. Inter Pares' counterparts were instrumental in shaping the agreement.

Feb 2, 2018

Connecting Struggles

Bill Fairbairn, Latin America Program Manager at Inter Pares, draws a parallel between his social justice convictions as a gay man and Inter Pares' feminist priorities.

Feb 2, 2018

Mildrey Corrales (PCS), Mauricio Albarracín and Marcela Sánchez (both Colombia Diversa) with Bill Fairbairn.

Pride in our work

Sexual orientation and gender identity are integral aspects of our selves and should never lead to discrimination or abuse. Inter Pares bulletin “Pride in our Work” highlights our support for LGBTQ2 people’s rights, and our work with activists representing a multiplicity of identities and issues.

Feb 1, 2018

Plunder in the Borneo rainforest: A Canadian connection?

The Sarawak activists trying to “follow the money” and highlight a number of the factors that give Canada an international reputation as a safe haven for money laundering.

Jan 31, 2018

Canada’s Deadly Diplomacy and Mining Justice in Mexico

More than eight years since the murder of Mariano Abarca, an outspoken community leader in Chiapas, Mexico, his son and a group of Mexican human rights defenders will visit Ottawa, on February 5th and 6th.

Jan 28, 2018

The Borneo Case

The Borneo Case tells the story of Indigenous people in Malaysia and their allies in defense of their ancestral lands being destroyed by illegal logging.

Jan 19, 2018

Government Announces a Human Rights Ombudsperson

Inter Pares welcomes the announcement regarding the creation of a Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business Enterprise.

Jan 17, 2018

Highlights 2017

Inter Pares supports local activist organizations to build a more equal world.

Dec 18, 2017

Stories of Struggle

Meet Narsamma, Najwa, Adriana, and Marcela, the women at the heart of our Stories of Struggle campaign.

Dec 15, 2017

Highlights 2017: Inter Pares' year in review

Inter Pares supports local activist organizations to build a more equal world. Thanks to our generous donors, throughout 2017, we have strengthened many struggles for social justice in Canada and overseas.

Dec 15, 2017

Stories of Struggle

We reached our goal! 1,697 donors made a gift during our Stories of Struggle campaign, which contributed $336,016 to Inter Pares' work. Thank you!

Dec 14, 2017

Inter Pares speaks out on Rohingya crisis, calls for immediate strong measures

Inter Pares remains highly concerned by the ongoing Rohingya crisis in Burma and Bangladesh, and by the pressing need for stronger action.

Dec 7, 2017

Samantha McGavin joins Amnesty’s Alex Neve and Kyle Matthews of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies in pressing for stronger Canadian measures. Also on stage: MPs Cheryl Hardcastle (at left) and Rob Oliphant (at right).

Prime Minister Trudeau Visits Inter Pares Program in the Philippines

Inter Pares appreciates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to an innovative clinic established by Likhaan Center for Women’s Health.

Nov 13, 2017

We Are All Fundraisers

Inter Pares staff are co-managers, but we also all consider ourselves fundraisers. While that is a role that makes many people cringe, it’s one we embrace!

Oct 31, 2017

Rural Women-to-Women exCHANGEs

An exchange that brought together farmers and rural women leaders from Canada, the West African biodiversity coalition COPAGEN, and the Deccan Development Society (DDS) in India.

Oct 31, 2017

Building Solidarity One Conversation at a Time

Raising awareness of other realities, learning from others’ experiences, deepening our solidarity ... this is what Inter Pares seeks to do through our public engagement.

Oct 31, 2017

Bill 62 Does Not Promote Women’s Rights

Inter Pares is profoundly concerned about the Quebec government’s passage of Bill 62.

Oct 30, 2017

Joint statement on violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar

On September 26th, Inter Pares joined 30+ Canadian organizations and human rights activists in calling for further Canadian action on the crisis.

Sep 26, 2017

Open letter on national security Bill C-59

40 organizations and individuals from across Canadian civil society issued a joint letter to government that lays out overarching concerns with Bill C-59.

Sep 19, 2017

A New Vision for Land in Burma

Sai Khur Hseng is an activist who works closely with local community groups in Burma who stand up for customary land tenure systems that protect their land and the environment.

Sep 8, 2017

Water Warriors at One World Film Festival

Inter Pares is proud to sponsor and co-present a screening of Water Warriors, a documentary film by Storyline, at the 28th Annual One World Film Festival, in Ottawa.

Sep 5, 2017

Book Launch: Manufacturing Urgency

Do campaigns to end violence against women fulfill their promises? To find out, join us for an exciting conversation between author Corinne Mason and Rita Morbia, Executive Director of Inter Pares.

Sep 4, 2017

A New Vision for Land in Burma

Land is central to many social justice struggles around the world, and it’s no different in Burma. However, ethnic civil society organizations have a new vision for land use.

Sep 4, 2017

Return is Never That Simple

Refugees in camps in Thailand are increasingly worried about their futures since many international NGOs are withdrawing their support.

Sep 4, 2017

Countering Dehumanization and Hate

Since October 2016, the Burmese army has unleashed a new wave of violence against Rohingya Muslim civilians in the northwest of the country.

Sep 4, 2017

A learning exchange goes on tour

Learn more about Likhaan's Canadian tour. Likhaan is a women's health center based in the Philippines and a long time counterpart of Inter Pares.

Aug 9, 2017

Inter Pares concerned with Honduras report

Inter Pares and 23 Canadian civil society organizations concerned with the Honduras report of the Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor.

Aug 1, 2017

Canadian pension funds grab farmland in Brazil

What are the links between pension funds and landgrabbing? Learn more with this article by David Bruer published in the Monitor magazine.

Jul 26, 2017

Inter Pares welcomes Canada’s feminist realignment of international assistance

Inter Pares welcomes the Government of Canada’s launch of its long-awaited international assistance policy (IAP).

Jun 9, 2017

A rural Senegalese leader, addressing a gathering while visiting our counterpart Deccan Development Society in India. A central part of our feminist approach is to organize international exchanges, enabling mutual learning and solidarity-building.

A critical look at the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Senegal

Presentation of key findings from the evaluation of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Senegal.

Jun 1, 2017

Inter Pares supports the decriminalization of abortion in El Salvador

Inter Pares and Canadian civil society organizations support decriminalization of abortion in El Salvador.

May 23, 2017

Nijera Kori through the eyes of Canadian interns

Between 2012 and 2016 Inter Pares collaborated with Dominique Caouette, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Montreal.

May 19, 2017

Women’s Health, Women’s Rights Tour

Join us for a discussion on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Two representatives from the Likhaan Centre for Women's Health will talk about how women's health clinics in the Philippines are overcoming the challenges of poverty, violence, and the lack of access to contraception and sex education in schools.

May 16, 2017

Women’s Health, Women’s Rights: In the Philippines, In Canada, and Beyond

Inter Pares is organizing a cross-Canada tour with two representatives from the Likhaan Center for Women's Health in the Philippines.

May 12, 2017