International Women’s Day 2016

As we continue to mourn the death of the courageous Indigenous Leader Bertha Caceres just a few days ago, let’s remember that March 8 is not just another day on the calendar. It’s a day for action, for honouring and remembering, and for supporting the incredible women who fought and who continue to fight for real and meaningful change…change for the girls and women of this world, and inevitably for all of society. We encourage you to #PledgeForParity. (more…)

Urgent Action: Environmental Activist Assassinated in Honduras

Witness to the assassination of Honduran indigenous and environmental activist Berta Cáceres being held in Honduras. (more…)

Canada’s role in the struggle between human rights and corporate rights

When we think about international development and its goal of improving the standard of living of people in the global south, we really need to start at home and look at how our own country’s policies – particularly trade policies – affect human rights. (more…)

Just Film Festival 2016

Pop the popcorn and dim the lights – the Just Film Festival 2016 arrives Feb 11-13. For complete information and to buy tickets visit

A message of thanks from NOMADESC

I sometimes wonder when I sign urgent actions and petitions what impact they have. Do leaders listen? Are our concerns heard? One thing is certain – our partners on whose behalf we write these urgent actions most certainly do hear and appreciate our solidarity. CoDev’s partner NOMADESC recently asked us to share this letter of appreciation (more…)