The Genocide Prevention Group hosted a panel discussion on how the current economic recession may potentially impact human rights and crimes against humanity. The themes and expert panel guiding the discussion were as follows: 1. “Recession Breeds Repression” Dr. David Gillies and his colleague, Mr. Abraham Sewonet Abatneh from the North-South Institute, discussed how the […]
Although the security and humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been horrific for more than 10 years, the international community is generally unaware of this catastrophe. Thousands of Congolese victims, especially women, the elderly and children, have been totally abandoned. The stakes are high, the fight is real and the cause […]
This event was a panel discussion with local non-governmental organizations and parliamentarians. Following up with the April 28 events, four themes guided the policy recommendations: sexual violence: a crime against humanity justice and human rights sexual violence and the security sector diasporas affected by sexual violence in Canada This event complemented the issues discussed on […]
The Genocide Prevention Group hosted a creative and provocative event to inform parliamentarians about the systematic and widespread use of sexual violence, the ‘normalization’ of rape in war, and the political will to intervene. Key note speakers included: Eve Ensler; playright, activist, founder of V-Day organization, and witness to the use of sexual violence in […]
Ms. Eve Ensler met with the members of the Genocide Prevention Group regarding the use of sexual violence in war and Canadian foreign policy. Ms. Ensler is a playwright, performer and activist and she is the award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been published in 45 languages and performed in over 120 countries. Ms. […]
The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank (PNoWB) invited the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity (the Group) to represent Canada in their upcoming field visit program to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The delegation was headed by a parliamentarian from Cameroon and consisted […]
The Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda to Canada and HUMURA (a survivor’s network in Ottawa) invited the Chair, Mr. Paul Dewar to speak at a memorial of the fifteen anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. Mr. Dewar reflected on the tragedy of Rwanda and the lack of political will to intervene. He affirmed the […]
The office of the Chair met with representatives from about fifteen non-governmental organizations to discuss an event regarding the use of sexual violence against women in war. The representatives gave constructive feedback, contact points and speaker suggestions and have since continued working with the Group to organize the event.
Development and Peace met with the Genocide Prevention Group to hold a seminar on the theme of “International Justice and the Genocide in Rwanda: Initial Assessment”.
Although slightly delayed due to “political crises”, a new executive of the Canadian All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (the Group) was elected. At this meeting, the Group’s membership prioritized Darfur, DRC, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Iran (Baha’i) and Iran-Israel, as areas for concern and the use of sexual violence […]