After earthquakes and hurricanes, the question is: What do we value? (11/1/2017) - In her latest Huffington Post article, Kim Samuel reflects on responses to recent natural disasters, arguing that no matter who the victims are, or where they live, they must be valued equally. She encourages all of us to note the systemic devaluation of communities that has occurred and the critical need for society to change course. 

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Changing the Conversation on Mental Health in the Military (12/15/2017) - Mental health issues have a long history in military institutions around the world. Learn about a new initiative that is bringing these concerns to the forefront and promoting the importance of mental health in military core values.
Sauvé Series Event Addresses Accessibility as a Global Human Right (12/13/2017) - On December 7th, the Fall 2017 Sauvé Series concluded with an event on the visible and invisible barriers to accessibility that still persists for people with disabilities, in spite of national and global legal frameworks.
A Day to Celebrate and Renew the Fight for Human Rights (12/10/2017) - Today is Human Rights Day, an international celebration of the fundamental rights held by all human beings. Learn more about how Canada and countries around the world are using the power of connection to overcome shared struggles and uphold human dignity.
Climate Change is Not Gender-Blind (12/8/2017) - At last month's COP23 climate change conference, a gender action plan was developed to ensure gender mainstreaming and equal representation in climate action leadership, policy making, and program development. Learn more!
Asylum Seekers’ Hell in a Greek ‘Hotspot’ (12/7/2017) - Human Rights Watch researcher Emina Ćerimović argues in Euronews that Greece has a responsibility to protect the human rights of migrants arriving on its islands, with particular attention to ensuring people with disabilities have equal access to services and protection.

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Ongoing Dialogue

Through ongoing effort, events and dialogue, this network continues its commitment to further ‎understanding of social isolation, to gain insight, and to confirm actions required to support and achieve social connectedness as a key to individual and community well-being.