The launch of our Feminist International Assistance Policy is just the beginning.
Emanuel was the first of many people I met on a trip to Uganda who are volunteering to parent unaccompanied children.
The country is one of the world's toughest places to be a mom.
Though inspired by a UN initiative, Canada is running the show outside of the international body.
The world's newest country is once again facing conflict and drought that are producing a new generation of internally displaced people and refugees.
Lina's life as a refugee has been fraught with loneliness and fear. Her journey began with the murder of her father.
Through encounters like this one with Aysha, I have seen firsthand that all mothers have the same dreams for their children. We want them to be safe, happy and successful, and that hope doesn't change even if your circumstances are difficult. If anything, it may even become more important.
Climate change is certainly partly to blame for droughts that destroy crops, kill livestock and dry up rivers. However, the main cause of hunger crises is conflict. If the guns were silenced and humanitarian access were restored, it would save more lives in the short term than the return of the rains and crops.
Given the fragile nature of our planet's environment, there are lots of things to think about this Earth Day But this year, I'm thinking about how climate change -- and the droughts that are becoming more frequent and more severe as a result -- is affecting some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.
It's now more than a month since famine was declared in parts of South Sudan. For children in the world's youngest country, the worsening food crisis comes at a time when they already face countless challenges on a daily basis. The scale of the crisis engulfing the country is staggering.