Ten years ago, deeply disturbed by lack of awareness or public discussion in Canada about an acute human rights crisis in Mexico, Carleton University, University of New Brunswick, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Amnesty International came together to organize a speaking tour to Canada by four human rights defenders from the frontlines in Mexico. Entitled No More Blood: Struggles for Peace and Human Rights in Mexico, the goal was to shine a spotlight on shocking levels of violence, forced disappearances and other grave human rights violations, and press Canadian authorities to put the protection of lives and rights at the heart of its engagement with Mexican counterparts.
Ten years later, our Mexican human rights partners continue their vital work amid intensified violence and an unabated crisis, fueled by domestic realities, together with policies and pressures from outside countries. The need for public awareness, solidarity and support for movements for change has never been more important.
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We will hear from courageous defenders from the same organizations who visited Canada in 2011, together with other respected human rights leaders, as they unpack what has and hasn’t changed in the last decade – and the challenges that must now be met to stop the bloodshed and achieve peace with justice in Mexico.