This article originally appeared in The Chronicle Herald here. STACEY GOMEZ For years, people throughout the Maritimes have been advocating for the creation of an independent ombudsperson for the extractive sector with the powers needed to be effective. Despite the appointment of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) on April 8, we are still [...]
– Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s
If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.
– Bishop Gerardi, April 24, 1998
Peace is possible – a peace that is born from the truth that comes from each one of us and from all of us. It is a painful truth…it is a liberating and humanizing truth…It is a truth that challenges each one of us to recognize our individual and collective responsibility and to commit ourselves to action.
– Scott Zoltok, Intern at the New Hope Foundation (2012-2013)
“Breaking the Silence means listening to those who’ve been silent for far too long, and once the silence is broken, it is amazing what you can hear.”
– Bertolt Brecht
Hay hombres que luchan un dia y son buenos. Hay otros que luchan un año y son mejores. Hay quienes luchan muchos años y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida: esos son los imprescindibles.
Join us for an online action to show solidarity with the Maya Achi women bringing forward a case for sexual violence committed during the internal armed conflict in Guatemala. Through this action, we also hope to raise awareness about the case and let the Guatemalan Attorney General (Ministerio Publico) know that we are following the [...]
El gobierno de Canadá incumple su promesa de crear mecanismo de control independiente sobre derechos humanos con relación a empresas El Gobierno de Canadá fracasó el día de hoy en nombrar a una Persona Defensora para la Actividad Comercial Responsable (Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise – CORE por sus siglas en inglés) independiente con autoridad real [...]
Canadian Government Reneges on Promise to Create Independent Human Rights Watchdog for Corporations Operating Abroad
For Immediate Release Canadian Government Reneges on Promise to Create Independent Human Rights Watchdog for Corporations Operating Abroad Ottawa, ON / Tatamagouche, NS / Guatemala City (April 8, 2019) – The Government of Canada failed today to appoint an independent Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) with real powers to investigate abuses and redress the harm [...]