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Welcome to the CoDev blog, Solidarity Works. This is where we’ll bring you exciting news about CoDev’s work, the work of our partners and life in our world. Whether it’s stories from the field during a trip, or the latest news on an issue that affects our partners, we’ll make sure you are up to date.

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November 27 is #GivingTuesday!

Donate Now!

What is GivingTuesday? Founded in 2012, GivingTuesday is a global giving movement being celebrated in more than 190 countries across the globe, and with more than 200 local community campaigns, including more than 40 in Canada. It is a global giving movement with local impact harnessing the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesdayCa and #VanGives demonstrate how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together. (more…)

Colombian Civic Strike Leaders Visit Canada

Buenaventura strikes!

In 2017, social organizations launched a remarkable three-week civic strike that forced the Colombian government to negotiate solutions to the city’s pressing social and human rights crisis. Residents literally shut down Colombia’s most important trade route. Many, many activists were called upon to organize and participate in this momentous event with remarkable success.

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Urgent Action: Killings & Death Threats in Colombia

Call on Colombian authorities to stop the killing, stigmatization and death threats against social leaders and human rights defenders in Colombia. (more…)

Volcano Relief – Guatemalan Women’s Sector

By now many Canadians have heard of the horrendous eruption of the Fuego (Fire) Volcano that began Sunday June 3,destroying several Guatemalan communities, killing at least 110 – hundreds more are still missing – and displacing thousands. (more…)

Urgent Action: Mass Arrests in Colombia

Please call on Colombia’s President to release rights defenders arrested April 20-22. (more…)