This International Women's Day, Joanne Liu, international president of Doctors Without Borders, speaks out on our failing global responsibilities: "Nobody's protesting."
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IWD 2017: MSF’s Joanne Liu on a world in denial

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In the first of three featured interviews released on this year's International Women's Day, Joanne Liu, international president of Doctors Without Borders, speaks to Catherine Tsalikis about our failing global responsibilities. 
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IWD 2017: Talking shop with Canada’s feminist, pro-trade environment minister

Capitalism versus the climate? Not quite, says Catherine McKenna. The Canadian minister chatted with Eva Salinas this week on how conversations around climate, economic growth and gender have shifted. Part of our International Women's Day interview series.
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IWD 2017: ‘Indigenous girls need to know they are respected, valued'

"We have unfortunately seen a number of young girls take their own lives because they felt like their lives meant nothing," says interim president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, Francyne Joe. She shared her thoughts on indigenous activism and her own path to leadership with Krista Hessey for International Women's Day.
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Four reasons internet access is a women’s issue

There are 250 million fewer women are online than men — here is why we must work to close the digital gender gap. By Stephanie MacLellan for the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
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Ukraine wants and needs Western support, but will that help end the conflict?

Despite this week’s commitment to provide military support in Ukraine until 2019, the conflict is likely to remain frozen, argues David Carment and Milana Nikolko.

BEST OF THE WEB

Power shifts

As Syria's civil war rages on, Bashar al-Assad continues to cling to power. But how strong is his hold on the areas of Syria under government control, really? For Spiegel OnlineFritz Schaap reports on the smugglers and warlords who are becoming more influential and brazen as the conflict goes on, leading militias that are, more often than not, accountable to no one. 

Inside the refugee archipelago

For Refugees Deeply, Daniel Howden and Apostolis Fotiadis dig into the failures behind the reaction of the international community and the Greek government to the influx of refugees since 2015 ("the most expensive humanitarian response in history"). What they found was stories of severe miscommunication, ego and ineptitude on the part of the people whose responsibility it was to stem this crisis.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Saskatoon Welcomes Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to Canada

March 13, 2017, Saskatoon
Dinner with and presentation by His Excellency Mizanur Rahman, High Commissioner for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Canada.
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A screening of “Strangers at Home”

March 14, 2017, Winnipeg
A film exploring current narratives of fear and resistance, followed by a talk with the Global Reporting Centre's Dr. Shayna Plaut.
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Global Strategic Security and Equality of Opportunity: now joined at the hip?

March 15, 2017, Victoria
The Hon. Hugh Segal will speak about his latest book, “Two Freedoms: Canada’s Global Future."
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CIGI Media Panel: Reporting the Refugee Crisis

April 3, 2017, Ottawa
Policy Options Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Ditchburn moderates a discussion featuring CBC's Margaret Evans, The Globe and Mail's Mark MacKinnon, writer and producer Naheed Mustafa, OpenCanada contributor Michael Petrou, and the Toronto Star's Michelle Shephard.

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