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Promoting the economic independence of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

February 8, 2016
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communication Officer

The exclusion of women has a very real cost. Even so they are the people who suffer most from poverty in today’s world. They endure many injustices and their voices are too rarely heard. In Africa, women are the backbone of societies and represent the strength of the continent. 

Make a difference on climate change: send a message to our partner Labor in Peru!

November 9, 2015
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

The organization LABOR, which is one of our partners in Peru, focuses on initiatives related to gender, family, ecology and culture, as well as on ensuring that the activities of mining companies respect the rights of communities. For nearly 35 years, LABOR has actively contributed to improving the living conditions of the residents of Cerro de Pasco, a high-altitude mining commmunity.

The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras receives the US Food Sovereignty Prize

October 26, 2015
Khoudia Ndiaye, communications officer
The 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize was awarded to the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), a federation of organizations dedicated to defending the political, cultural and territorial rights of the Garifuna people. The Garifuna are among the poorest farmers and fisherfolk in Honduras and they are constant victims of discrimination, marginalization and racism. In spite of efforts to defend their land, water, agriculture and way of life, the Garifuna are regularly expelled from their territory by investors, most notably foreign investors. Their members are also victims of assassinations, death threats and intimidation.

October 16: World Food Day

October 16, 2015
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy officer
[...] there is a great variety of small-scale food production systems which feed the greater part of the world’s peoples, using a modest amount of land and producing less waste, be it in small agricultural parcels, in orchards and gardens, hunting and wild harvesting or local fishing.

The Philippines: People’s mining conference sheds light on mining abuses

August 5, 2015
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy Officer

From July 30th to August 1st, the International People’s Conference on Mining ( took place in Quezon City, the Philippines. Development and Peace’s Filipino partner Center for Environmental Concern was part of the organizing committee of the conference.

Syria: Even in despair, there is hope

January 9, 2015
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

A mountain of memories to share

July 17, 2014
Armella Sonntag, Regional Animator for Saskatchewan

There comes a time in most journeys when the mind and heart make the switch over from focussing on the travel and adventure to thinking about returning home. Yesterday was that day for us. For our last full day in the Philippines, we put ourselves in the hands of our partner, PETA (Philippines Educational Theatre Association). They led us through a morning of evaluation, an afternoon of preparing for our return home and an evening of celebration.

Seeing firsthand the impacts of a mine

July 16, 2014
Sean Jeffrey, Development and Peace youth member

On Canada Day, we drove to the mining town of Mufilira with Development and Peace’s partner JCTR Kitwe. We shared some of our national pride with our Zambian friends by singing them Oh Canada. The pride that I held onto was challenged many times throughout our very eye-opening visit that day. The site of the copper mine we visited was very similar to the mines that are headquartered back in Canada.

Securing homes for the homeless after Typhoon Haiyan

Rebuilding a community one house at a time

July 10, 2014
Maureen Sonntag, Member of Development and Peace

Today, we travelled to Caisawan in the province of Eastern Samar to actively participate in the Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) Shelter Recovery Program. The money for this program has come from Canadians who donated to Development and Peace’s emergency appeal to help those who experienced the devastating impacts of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the central part of the Philippines on November 8, 2013.