26 results for 'Wetsuweten'

Canada Indigenous rights

CANADA: Indigenous Land Defenders At Risk

DOWNLOAD A PDF OF UA 61/22 UPDATE 1 BELOW Wet’suwet’en land defenders in Canada are at risk of serious human rights violations as the construction of a pipeline is slated to begin in late August 2022. Hereditary chiefs oppose the liquified natural gas pipeline and have not given their consent...

Queer/Muslim/Canadian

Momin Rahman (he/him) is a Professor of Sociology at Trent University. His current research is on the conflicts between LGBTQ2S identities and Muslim cultures, and the experiences of LGBTQ2S Muslims, including a funded research project on LGBTQ Muslims in Canada. He has presented this work at...
Afghanistan Human Rights

LGBTQI+ Afghans Need a Safe Way Out

Kimahli Powell (he/him) is the Executive Director of Rainbow Railroad and the Chair of Dignity Network. Rainbow Railroad is a global not-for-profit organization that supports LGTBQI+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics.  Since...

On Intersectionality, Access to Justice, and Walking Between Worlds

Benjamin Vandorpe (they/them) is a Two Sprit, trans, queer Inuk based in Odawa and is the founder of the non-profit organization, JusticeTrans, whose mission is to improve access to justice for Two Spirit, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming (2STNBGN) communities. JusticeTrans provides free...

Pride 2022 & Supporting LGBTI Rights During Conflict

January 7th marked an important moment for LGBTQ2S rights in Canada when the federal ban on conversion therapy officially came into effect. After years of advocacy from survivors and activists, Bill C-4 made it illegal to promote, advertise, benefit from, or subject another person to this harmful...
Canada Climate Justice

Climate Justice is Racial Justice

The UN Human Rights Council recently recognized the universal right to a clean, healthy, safe, and sustainable environment. However, this right is far from the reality for racialized or marginalized communities across Canada. Canada has a shameful legacy of environmental racism. For decades,...