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The west has long defined racism as a function of colonial domination and discrimination. But in a changing world this definition must be challenged.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits a memorial on Parliament Hill in recognition of the discovery of children’s remains at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.
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Canada has officially recognized eight genocides that have happened around the world. It has not done the same for its own treatment of Indigenous children who they sent to Indian Residential Schools.
Dilbar Ali Ravu, 10, is kissed by his aunt, Dalal Ravu, as Yazidi children are reunited with their families in Iraq after five years of captivity with the Islamic State group, March 2, 2019.
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Interviews with the Yazidi survivors of IS attacks that killed 3,100 people in 2014 reveal the emotional, cultural and spiritual scars of religious persecution.
Ashura in Syria.
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For Muslims, Ashura marks the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammed’s grandson Hussain.
Residents stand near rescued Rohingya men after they were brought ashore by local fishermen in Kuala Idi, Aceh province, Indonesia on Dec. 4, 2018. A wooden boat carrying the hungry and weak Rohingya Muslims, forced to flee Myanmar and Bangladesh, was found adrift.
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The UN’s Genocide Convention turns 70 this month. It’s time for the world to reaffirm its commitment to the international law and show the moral courage of our convictions.
The Yazidis – targeted by Islamic State.
There is an urgent need for a binding convention for the prohibition of violence against women.
Nadia Murad, co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, listens to a question at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8, 2018.
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If Canada truly stands for multiculturalism, pluralism, the rule of law, global justice, human rights and the liberal international order, we must prosecute our citizens who have fought with ISIS.
Yazidi children hold pictures of Nadia Murad, one of two winners of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, in Duhok, Iraq, Oct. 5, 2018.
With the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to two leaders who fight against sexual violence as a tool of war, we looked into our archive to find stories about those efforts across the globe.
Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege: campaigners against sexual violence against women.
The prize recognises that violence against women has become a weapon of war.
These Yazidi sisters managed to escape captivity by Islamic State. Thousands more were not so lucky.
Slavery is making a comeback, thanks to Islamic State and Boko Haram. But the UN can help.
A child plays in the Kara Tepe camp close to Mytilene on Lesbos island.
Perceptions of hordes of refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos have damaged tourism. But the refugees are dignified people, not beggars. An initiative is needed to bring tourists back to the island.
Pilgrims assemble to visit the mausoleum and shrine of Sheikh Adi in the valley of Lalish.
They’ve been persecuted for hundreds of years, and most recently by Islamic State – but the Yazidis now living in Iraq’s refugee camps are remarkably circumspect.
The recent revelations about the savage treatment of Yazidi women at the hands of Islamic State, or ISIS, fighters is the latest in a shocking set of disclosures regarding the group’s behavior. It sadly…
Persecuted for generations, the Yazidis have weathered their latest storm with astonishing resolve.
Political crisis in Iraq: “Al-Maliki is our choice” insist supporters of the ousted PM.
One of the defining moments in the growth of the Islamic State (IS) was when its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announced in a mosque in Mosul at the end of June that an Islamic Caliphate was being established…
Defence Minister David Johnston has not ruled out providing back-up military assistance to the United States operation in Iraq.
Defence Minister David Johnston has said Australia is “not ruling out providing some back-up assistance” to American military action against insurgents in Iraq. Johnston today went further than Prime Minister…
Tough decision: Barack Obama with the National Security Council.
Barack Obama’s decision to authorise the bombing of the forces of the Islamic State, or ISIS as it is commonly known, in northern Iraq has justifiably caught many observers by surprise. After all, the…