A chance visit to Rwanda as a tourist in 2001 changed Cathy Emmerson's life. The former real estate agent from B.C. tells her story to Tara Heidger, reflecting on how she found a new community and built a small development organization along the way.
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was created with intrinsic power structures intact — leaving the state with ultimate control. Can the original spirit of the declaration still be salvaged?
An OpenCanada series on the intersection of feminism and global affairs.
Where is the acknowledgement of — and engagement with — Indigenous thought in the development of international relations and the practice of foreign policy? Hayden King calls out the field’s glaring gaps and asks whether a different kind of foreign policy is possible or even desirable.
An OpenCanada / OpenGlobal series on the intersection of cyber security and conflict.
Principles have nothing to do with the Saudi arms deal. Canada is choosing one dictatorship over another
Stéphane Dion’s “responsible conviction” sloganeering can’t disguise the cold realpolitik behind this sale. As Michael Petrou writes, there are practical, and not ethical, reasons Canada aligns itself with Saudi Arabia instead of Iran.
is an urgent need for Canada’s new government to rebuild its science policy
regime. Is COP21 signalling a revitalization of the relationship between science and policy? From our partners at Arctic Deeply.
How did inequality within indigenous communities — the most serious, current consequence being the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women — creep from out of mind to front of news coverage? It involved much determination, passion, and love. Journalist Angela Sterritt brings to life six stories from a movement finally resonating in Canada.
World media attempted to put a human face on refugees, but now, with
recent terror attacks, ISIL is pitting ‘foreigners’ against Europeans. Can the
EU emerge from this united?
Was one high-profile advocacy video the undoing of Invisible Children, or was it the final straw for an NGO whose work was built on misplaced intentions? Andrew Green visits northern Uganda to find out.
An interview with economist Dambisa Moyo on the state of inequality and the solutions in our midst.
As air pollution, lead poisoning and other environmental impacts affect the marginalized more acutely, hopes of sustainability and equality begin to sprout in gardens around the globe.
With major global events just around the corner, here are 10 prime candidates to represent Canada abroad.
The challenge Boko Haram poses to Nigeria is “neither unique, nor unpredicted,” as Wole Soyinka writes. But, it needs to be better understood.
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