In response to several recent human rights violations in Honduras including the assassination of journalist and gay rights activist, Erick Martinez and threats to international accompaniers, Peace Brigades International has sent a letter to the Canadian government requesting that they raise concerns with the Honduran government over the situation of human rights in the country. CoDev was one of several Canadian organizations (more…)
International Forum on Liberating Pedagogies and Resistance to Neo-liberalism
Educator and student activists from 20 countries will gather in Vancouver April 12-13 to participate in the “Teaching for Transformation” (T4T) Forum on Liberating Pedagogies. (more…)
CoDev’s Nicaraguan partner, MEC (Maria Elena Cuadra Movement of Employed and Unemployed Women) and the wider women’s movement in Nicaragua achieved a significant victory in January 2012 when the National Assembly voted to bring into legislation a Law Against Violence Against Women. (more…)
We were thrilled when we received a call from Canada’s History magazine asking if they could interview someone for their Canadians and the World segment. We immediately put them in touch with Julia Goulden, (more…)
In December 2011, CoDev coordinated a Canadian teachers’ delegation to Colombia. In the following article BC Teachers’ Federation provincial executive member Rick Guenther writes of his experiences during the delegation.
I can only begin to imagine life as a union leader in which I regularly receive reports of murdered colleagues, frequently receive death threats, and require the constant presence of armed bodyguards. Yet this is the reality of many people, particularly trade unionists, in Colombia.
While various rebel groups, government forces, and paramilitary groups have been engaged in violent struggle for decades, most of the oppression of union and human rights activists has been perpetrated (more…)