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It’s critical to acknowledge that global health of women impacts the health of a nation. Here, Tohono O’odham women lead the Tucson 2019 Women’s March. The sign says: ‘My Mom, Sisters, Aunties and Grandmas are sacred.’ (Dulcey Lima/Unsplash)

Celebrate Mother’s Day with feminist solidarity

Canada has a long tradition of exporting women's rights. Canada's current feminist approach to international assistance is one worthy of developing —and celebrating — this Mother's Day.
U.S. Air Force troops erected a temporary hospital in Liberia in 2014 to help fight an Ebola outbreak. John Moore/Getty Images

How the US military could help fight the coronavirus outbreak

There is plenty the military could do to help protect public health, such as by helping with supply logistics and providing workers to do important tasks – including health care professionals.
Traders sell food at a busy market in Kampala, Uganda on March 26, 2020. COVID-19 could devastate impoverished communities in Africa and contribute to a second wave of the global pandemic, which is why Canada must not adopt a ‘Canada First’ response. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)

Canada must act globally in response to the coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic demands that Canada and other rich countries do all they can to slow the global spread of the virus — for the health security of people around the world, and for Canadians too.
A woman walks through the shattered streets of Port-au-Prince a few weeks after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake slammed the country, which has still not recovered despite billions of dollars being spent. Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo, File

A decade after the earthquake, Haiti still struggles to recover

Ten years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, the country is still struggling to recover and remains vulnerable to natural disasters.
A Canadian aid worker tends to children in a Haitian orphanage in April 2010. Haiti and other impoverished nations would be hurt by proposals by Andrew Scheer and Maxime Bernier to cut Canadian international aid. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

The inhumanity of cutting Canadian aid to countries in need

Development assistance has its problems. Nevertheless, it's crucial for reducing extreme poverty. And it fosters important international relations that benefit all Canadians.
Haiti had not yet recovered from its devastating 2010 earthquake when it was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. It is one of the world’s most vulnerable nations to climate change. AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

In Haiti, climate aid comes with strings attached

Haiti is extremely vulnerable to climate change. It is also very poor. International donors have stepped in to help the country fund climate mitigation, but is the money going where it's most needed?
As China is extending its influence in the South Pacific, New Zealand has responded with increased aid for the region. from www.shutterstock.com

New Zealand’s Pacific reset: strategic anxieties about rising China

New Zealand’s foreign minister announced a NZ$714 million increase in aid for Pacific nations in a soft-power response to China's growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region.

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