As many of the world’s women foreign ministers gather in Montreal, OpenCanada’s Catherine Tsalikis examines the power of sisterhood, shared stories and small numbers to spur on change.
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As many of the world’s women foreign ministers gather in Montreal, OpenCanada’s Catherine Tsalikis examines the power of sisterhood, shared stories and small numbers to spur on change.
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How the humanitarian sector is taking action after its #MeToo moment

On the heels of ‘grave errors’ in the humanitarian sector, aid groups are pledging to redouble efforts to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of the world’s most vulnerable. By Julie Delahanty and Martin Settle.
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Canada and the World, Ep. 7: Security threats — who's on the list?

What can be done against a revitalized Russia playing great power politics, and the worrying trend of growing populism in Europe?  Podcast host Bessma Momani is joined by Alexander Lanoszka, Michael Day, Stephanie Carvin and Richard Fadden.

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UN drama

A panel of United Nations experts has found that North Korea is evading international sanctions with "seeming impunity," and has said as much in an independent report. So why hasn't it seen the light of day? Foreign Policy'Colum Lynch digs into the "bitter behind-the-scenes battle between Russia and the United States" preventing the report's publication. 

The state we're in

"I think it's really important to speak up & say what you think. Women especially," said digital pioneer Sue Gardner, in conversation with author Margaret Atwood Friday on Twitter. The two women, both special guests at next week's 6 Degrees event on inclusion in Toronto, joined OpenCanada online to discuss the state of the world, the role of technology and the citizen, and their reasons for optimism. Read the highlights here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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6 Degrees Toronto

Sept. 24, 2018, Toronto
Presented by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, this immersive annual three-day event brings thinkers, doers, executives, artists, politicians and civil society leaders together, this year to discuss the meaning of citizenship, citizen empowerment, and the use and value of technology.
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Gender Equality in a Millennial World

Sept. 24, 2018, Ottawa
The MATCH Fund presents a panel discussion on the future of gender equality in Canada and beyond, moderated by Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef.
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Doing The Right Thing At Home And Abroad – Why Values Matter: Some Ethical Reflections

Sept. 27, 2018, Halifax
An event featuring the Hon. Bob Rae, Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar.

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