These groups in conflict and post-conflict zones bring together warring parties to resolve differences through dialogue, and challenge traditional patriarchal norms that disempower women.
International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau ought to boost aid spending and focus it on grassroots women's groups to help facilitate sustainable and equitable peace, says KAIROS' Jim Davis. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
During the recent UN peacekeeping defence ministerial conference in Vancouver, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada’s ElsieInitiative to employ more women as “boots on the ground” in peace operations.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner