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Guest Blogger: Nicki Benson, CoDev Board Member
“But teacher, how do I tell my father to help clear the dishes? If I say that, he will slap me!” These are the kinds of questions that María Eugenia Morelos de Aria gets from her students in rural El Salvador as she puts her non-sexist and inclusive pedagogy (NSP) training into practice.
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Yesterday’s annulment or suspension of the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt and his chief of intelligence, General Rodriguez Sanchez, is a setback to the process of bringing to justice those people responsible for the more than 200,000 people who were killed or disappeared during the Guatemalan civil war from 1960 to 1996. The trial, which was due to wrap up soon, has heard the testimony of more than 100 people who were victims and witnesses to the abuses that involved 1,771 Maya indigenous women, men and children (more…)
CoDevelopment Canada invites you to join us on Saturday, June 1st (doors at 5:30pm) for CoDev’s annual fundraising dinner at the (NOTE Location Change) Fraserview Hall (8240 Fraser Street, Vancouver). Come celebrate 28 years of (more…)
Guest Blogger: Kim Kildare, CoDev Intern
I am an anthropology student at SFU, so when I took a class about social justice that required me to volunteer at a placement for a few months, CoDev was my first choice to volunteer with. Women’s rights and labour rights have always been important to me since my first job at 17 where I feel my labour was exploited.
One of the first values I was told about at CoDev was that it was an organization that focused on working with partners. (more…)
The Frontlines delegation spent a day and a half in Medellin, Colombia – most of it in the company of FENALTRASE – Antioquia, the provincial branch of the national federation of state workers. We have been working together with FENALTRASE Antioquia for several years and three years ago began to (more…)