Janice Dickson, The Globe and Mail

Janice Dickson

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Past articles by Janice:

Ottawa introduces legislation to make it easier for aid groups to work in Afghanistan

Humanitarian organizations were blocked from delivering assistance in Afghanistan in case the money fell into the hands of the Taliban → Read More

Canadian NGO bridges education gap for Afghan girls affected by Taliban ban

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan takes grade seven and eight online for girls who’ve been prevented from learning by the fundamentalist regime → Read More

Under the Taliban, Afghanistan’s women healthcare workers may work but under supervision

In December, the Taliban banned women from working for NGOs in the country, except for healthcare workers accompanied by male chaperones → Read More

Canada and EU pledge stronger economic and energy ties, reaffirm support for Ukraine

PM Justin Trudeau met with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to make the sweeping announcements that experts say show they are allies, while China and Russia prove to be unreliable partners → Read More

Canada’s leading international aid groups urge Ottawa to increase foreign assistance contributions

77 aid organizations pen letter to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland asking the government to commit to a predictable three-year boost to reach $10-billion by 2025 → Read More

Special measures will make it easier for Iranians in Canada to extend their stay

Canadian government announces new measures to help travelling Iranians remain in Canada temporarily to avoid political turmoil back home → Read More

Shamima Begum, British-born woman who joined Islamic State in Syria, loses appeal over revoked citizenship

The British government stripped her citizenship in 2019 on national security grounds → Read More

Kurdish officials want Canada to help set up tribunal to try Islamic State suspects

Proposal from Kurdish-led group wants ‘international community’ to create court for alleged criminals – including Canadians – in Syria while country debates bringing Canadian suspects home → Read More

Desperate wait for help in Syria as earthquake rescue operations continue

United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths acknowledges the delayed international reaction to earthquake victims in northwest Syria: ‘They rightly feel abandoned’ → Read More

Afghan family’s long nightmare ends with freedom flight to Canada

Wahid Ibrahimi, who worked as a security guard at the Canadian embassy in Kabul, fled with his family to Pakistan when the Taliban took over. Advocacy group Operation Abraham helped get them to safety → Read More

Ottawa will repatriate Canadian children, but not their foreign mothers held in Syrian detention camps

The federal government agreed last month to repatriate six Canadian women and 13 children who spent years detained in these camps in northeast Syria → Read More

Afghan women can no longer support their families after Taliban ban

It’s been one month since the Taliban issued an edict banning women from working for NGOs, sparking outrage around the world → Read More

Mother of Canadian man detained in Syria ‘thrilled’ with Ottawa’s decision to repatriate him

Jack Letts did not support the Islamic State, and was imprisoned years before the group’s final holdout crumbled in 2019, according to his parents → Read More

U.S. Ambassador for Global Criminal Justice ready to play long game with Russia

Dr. Beth Van Schaack’s office is responsible for advancing efforts around justice and accountability, says there’s a whole ‘ecosystem’ focused on justice for Ukrainians → Read More

Ottawa police say they are preparing for possible protest

Police Chief Eric Stubbs said police are monitoring intelligence and have determined there is interest in a demonstration related to those that occurred a year ago → Read More

Ottawa agrees to repatriate six women, 13 children detained in Syrian camps

The group has spent years in camps for people suspected of having ties to the Islamic State, is in ‘life-threatening and dire conditions’ as described by aid groups → Read More

MPs had been helping Afghan woman lawmaker come to Canada before she was killed

Mursal Nabizada, one of nine Afghan women lawmakers that MPs were trying to bring to Canada, was killed in her home → Read More

Canada violating rights of Indigenous peoples, immigration detainees, Human Rights Watch report says

The report says decades of discrimination against Indigenous peoples have led to ‘widespread abuses that persist across Canada’ → Read More

Afghan refugees embrace life in Canada with jobs, English lessons and radio shows

It’s been almost 18 months since Ottawa announced its humanitarian resettlement program for Afghans fleeing Taliban persecution. So far, 27,215 Afghans have arrived in Canada. Some spoke to The Globe about how happy they are to be here → Read More

Canada, other countries, urge Taliban to reverse its decision banning women from working at NGOs

The entire NGO sector in the country consists of about 55,000 staff members, of whom most are Afghans and 28 per cent are women → Read More