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One World Film Festival in Ottawa

From Sept. 24-27, the One World Film Festival in Ottawa will provide a series of documentaries on global issues that will inspire you to make informed choices about Canada’s future.

Sep 22, 2015

One World Film Festival logo

GMO cotton failure in Burkina Faso: Farmers speak out

For two years, over 500 farmers from the different cotton-growing regions in Burkina Faso documented their experience with Monsanto’s Bt cotton. This three-year farmer-led research initiative, called “Bt Cotton and Us: The Truth from our Fields,” provides an important counterbalance, as Burkina Faso was the first country in West Africa to adopt genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and industry often lauds its success when promoting GMOs in other countries.

Sep 3, 2015

West African farmers in a Cotton Bt field in India

Why is Inter Pares concerned with GMOs?

Inter Pares works to support and promote food sovereignty and ecological agriculture. Here are a few of the reasons Inter Pares is concerned about GMOs.

Sep 3, 2015

West African farmers in a Cotton Bt field in India

Twitter Rally for public health care

The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC), of which Inter Pares is a member, invites you to join a Twitter Rally on September 9th, 2015, in support of pu

Sep 2, 2015

Twitter Rally poster

A stylish block party - Eat Think Vote Campaign

Join thousands of individuals and organizations across the country who want to make food a critical issue in the federal election this fall!

Sep 2, 2015

Eat Think Vote poster

Inter Pares Film Nights - Granito: How to nail a dictator

For International Human Rights Day, we will screen Granito, a documentary that recounts the extraordinary story of how a film about the civil war in Guatemala helped a new generation of human rights activists tip the scales of justice in the trial against the country’s former dictator, Efraín Rios Montt.

Sep 2, 2015

Screen capture of Granito

Inter Pares Film Nights – The World According to Monsanto

The World According to Monsanto is a documentary about the controversial corporate operations of Monsanto, the world leader in genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Sep 2, 2015

Capture d'écran du documentaire Le monde selon Monsanto

Inter Pares Film Nights - The Price We Pay

Inter Pares and partners will present The Price We Pay, an incendiary documentary by Harold Crooks on the disastrous impacts of offshore finance and tax avoidance on our society.

Sep 2, 2015

The Price We Pay - Film screen capture

RCMP is laying charges against one of the Syrian torturers of Maher Arar

An arrest warrant and Interpol notice have been issued, in the hope of extraditing Col. Salloum to face justice.

Sep 1, 2015

Maher Arar

Defending Land and Livelihood

This bulletin shows how Inter Pares is supporting communities to find justice in Bangladesh and Burkina Faso. It also examines the human abuses perpetrated against migrant workers here in Canada.

Sep 1, 2015

Cover September Bulletin

The truth from our fields

Inter Pares staff Eric Chaurette visited a cotton farmer group in Burkina Faso in February 2015. He got the latest news on the farmer-researcher project.

Sep 1, 2015

Farmer-researchers meet with Inter Pares staff and COPAGEN leaders

In Solidarity with Temporary Migrant Workers

The vulnerable situation of migrant workers in Canada.

Sep 1, 2015

A migrant workrer holding a sign that says: "I have worked 11 years in Canada. I don't feel good in my stomach. It is just unfair going home with no money"

The Power of Collective Action in Bangladesh

Nijera Kori landless groups in the communities of Charbata, Bangladesh, successfully led collective action to protect the land to farm and the river to fish.

Sep 1, 2015

Women of the landless groups in Charbata, Bangladesh,

Up for Debate Campaign: We’re Shifting Gears

The debate we had originally imagined will not happen. But, this is certainly not the end of the road. The issues we care about can, and will be, a major part of this federal election.

Aug 27, 2015

Inter Pares Film Nights - The Secret Trial 5

The Secret Trial 5 is a documentary that features the human impact of the “war on terror” in Canada. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Monia Mazigh, National Coordinator of the ICLMG and spouse of Maher Arar.

Aug 17, 2015

Secret Trial 5 - visuals

Happy Birthday Tiniguena!

Tiniguena, founded in 1991, is a courageous organization that over its history has managed to accomplish big things.

Jun 19, 2015

Community of Zona Verde in Guinea-Bissau

Four Years of War

Four years ago this week, conflict in Kachin State, northern Burma, broke a seventeen-year ceasefire agreement.

Jun 12, 2015

shacks for refugees on right, dirt path down the middle and cliff down to hills on left

Promoting Canadians’ Civil Liberties

Learn how ICLMG, Inter Pares counterpart, promotes and defends civil liberties and human rights here in Canada.

Jun 10, 2015

Demonstrators on Parliament Hill

Defending the Right to Defend Rights

This bulletin is about the importance of promoting citizen's rights to defend rights around the world, with specific examples from Canada, Guinea-Bissau, and El Salvador.

Jun 10, 2015

Cover page of the June Bulletin

Guinea-Bissau: Hope is in the Air

Early 2015, staff member Patricia Charest Mugwaneza visited Inter Pares’ counterpart Tiniguena. She shares her experience.

Jun 10, 2015

The House of Rights in Bissau

El Salvador’s Shifting Social Geography

El Salvador shows some signs of openness for dialogue between the government and civil society.

Jun 10, 2015

Angélica Rivas and Veronica Zalazar

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Inter Pares was a proud sponsor of the closing events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Aboriginal residential schools.

Jun 4, 2015

TRC cover page

Parliamentary Friends of Burma (PFOB) reconstitutes on Parliament Hill

Inter Pares welcomes the announcement of the reconstitution of the Parliamentary Friends of Burma (PFOB).

Jun 4, 2015


Are genetically modified crops better for the environment?

Through five reports, the GMO Inquiry explores critical unanswered questions about the impacts of GMOs.

Jun 2, 2015

GMO enquiry logo

Women's Health Is the Key to Economic Prosperity in the Philippines

Dr. Melgar and Dr. Estrada Claudio are both co-founders of Likhaan, an Inter Pares counterpart in the Philippines.

Jun 1, 2015

Planification familiale dans un centre de santé communautaire de Manille.

Inter Pares Film Nights - Burma VJ

This is our 5th edition of Inter Pares’ Free Film Nights, and we will be presenting a private screening of “Burma VJ,” a documentary by Danish filmmaker Anders Østergaard.

May 27, 2015

Burma VJ

Inter Pares mourns passing of former colleague Peter Gillespie

Over the twenty-five years that Peter worked for Inter Pares, he brought his passion, courage, talent, and deep commitment to social justice to many issues and struggles around the world.

May 22, 2015

Peter Gillespie

On May 12, Pledge to Make Canada Open for Justice!

We’re calling on YOU to join us on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. During a week of activities spotlighting justice for communities harmed by Canadian mining companies, we’re taking to social media to call on the government to make Canada #Open4Justice, not just open for business!

May 5, 2015

#Open4Justice campaign image

Inter Pares' 2015 Annual General Meeting - Chair speaking notes

The speaking notes from Sari Tudiver, Chair of Inter Pares' Board of Directors, at Inter Pares 2015 Annual General Meeting.

May 4, 2015

Sari Tudiver

Inter Pares' 2015 Annual General Meeting - Executive Director speaking notes

Executive Director Rita Morbia's speaking notes at Inter Pares 2015 Annual General Meeting.

May 4, 2015

Rita Morbia

Inter Pares Film Nights features "The Hole Story"

Come join us for the 4th night in our series of Inter Pares Film Nights. This month, we will be watching and discussing “The Hole Story,” the 2011 documentary by Quebec filmmakers Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie. "The Hole Story" analyzes Canada's mining industry, particularly its impacts on the environment and workers’ health. After the film, several key activists in the mining justice movement will join us to answer questions and engage in a discussion.

May 1, 2015

The Hole Story poster

Our 2014 Annual Report is out!

This year Inter Pares celebrates its 40th anniversary, and enthusiastically launches its fifth decade of global social action.

Apr 30, 2015

Annual Report Cover Image

Case study: Women organizing for health and justice

"Side Effects" was part of a larger organizing process that brought together women on health and social justice, and that spanned several years.

Apr 29, 2015

photo from Side Effects

Inter Pares Annual Report 2014 – Forty years of global solidarity

This Annual Report looks back at some of what we, our counterparts in the South, and our supporters and collaborators in Canada have achieved over those decades.

Apr 29, 2015

Annual Report 2014 Cover

2014 Full Financial Statements

Inter Pares' Full Financial Statements for 2014

Apr 22, 2015

Audited Statements Cover Page


On April 21st, we call on people to honour the memory of U Win Tin, the co-founder of Burma's National League for Democracy and one of the country's longest-serving political prisoners, by raising awareness and taking action for the release of political prisoners still in jail. Please wear a blue shirt or blue clothing, post pictures of yourself wearing blue on social media, and let people know that there are still political prisoners in jail, and that they need our support.

Apr 14, 2015

Inter Pares staff are #BlueShirt4Burma

Presentation on post-conflict Justice in Guatemala

Presentation made by Inter Pares staff member Guillaume Charbonneau in front of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes against Humanity.

Mar 27, 2015

Presentation document cover

Inter Pares Film Nights features "El Contrato" - Q&A with filmmaker to follow

Come and join us for our 3rd edition of Inter Pares Film Nights. This month, we will be watching and discussing “El Contrato” (The Contract), a documentary by award-winning filmmaker, community artist, and teacher Min Sook Lee. “El Contrato” follows farmers from Central Mexico in their annual migration to southern Ontario to pick tomatoes. The documentary shines a light on the unfair working conditions of these migrant workers who come to Canada every year and who work under conditions that no local worker would accept.

Mar 25, 2015

El Contrato documentary screen shot

2015 Speakers Series: The Future of International Solidarity: an open dialogue

Come and join us for a lively dialogue with life-long social justice activists to celebrate our 40th anniversary, and to re-think international cooperation and solidarity together.

Mar 4, 2015

Woman from Burkina Faso

Inter Pares Film Nights - spotlight on landgrabs (in French)

For our 40th anniversary, we will showcase thought-provoking documentaries for free to inspire, inform and galvanize action for more equal societies. This month, we showcase Fièvre verte, a documentary that shines a light on a phenomenon of massive land acquisition by foreign corporate interest in West Africa. This film gives voices to communities, especially women, who have to live with the disastrous consequences of landgrabs in Côte d'Ivoire, and Guinea-Bissau.

Mar 2, 2015

Communauté affectée par l'accaparement des terres en Afrique de l'Ouest

Join the Feminist Party this International Women's Day

Celebrate International Women's Day in Ottawa by joining the Feminist Party!

Feb 27, 2015

Feminist Party