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Two Extraordinary Crossroaders Appointed at the Order of Canada

We are proud to announce that Crossroaders and Honorary Patrons: international journalist Lyse Doucet and philanthropist Ann Evans McCain are the latest members of the Crossroads family to be appointed to the Order of Canada.

A New Hope for Children’s Access to Justice in Ghana

The first model child-friendly gender-based violence court was inaugurated in Accra, representing a win for Crossroads and our local partner WiLDAF Ghana. We have worked jointly for more than a decade to increase legal literacy and knowledge of women’s rights.

Join Us. Take Action. Stop Gender Based Violence

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, stand with us, UN women and our partners around the globe for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign!

Crossroads International endorses CCIC Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct

Crossroads International is a proud signatory to the Canadian Council of International Cooperation (CCIC) Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct.

SEEN AND HEARD: An exhibition allowing girls to express themselves through art

Art is a powerful storytelling medium to express ourselves without using words. The ‘Seen And Heard’ exhibit which took place in Accra showcased the photographic, literary and crafted talents of participating schools from The Girls’ Empowerment Program (GEP) in collaboration with WiLDAF Ghana.

Working for gender equality in rural Burkina Faso

As a volunteer strategic planning advisor, I began my first 12-month mandate with the Burkina Faso Coalition for Women’s Rights (CBDF). I support the regional and national actions of this major defender of women’s rights in Burkina Faso.

Day of The Girl Breakfast Raises More Than $60,000 to Empower Girls

More than 230 people gathered on International Day of the Girl to celebrate girls’ empowerment with Crossroads International. Our 7th annual Day of the Girl Breakfast was one of the most successful to date.

Burkinabe Women Growing Economic Autonomy Thanks to New Market Garden

For Félicité Banissi, a 28-year-old mother of 5, who also cares for her brother-in-law’s 3 children, feeding her family was not always easy. But not anymore.

Walking for women’s rights: a mother and son story

When Libby Wildman and her 17-year-old son, Robbie heard about Crossroads 60th anniversary Charity Challenge trek in Tanzania, they researched women’s rights issues affecting the country and decided it would be a good cause to dive into.

Canadian trekkers mark Crossroads 60th anniversary raising $150,000

Trekkers traveled to Tanzania from Alberta, Ontario, California and Switzerland, to mark Crossroads 60th Anniversary raising money and awareness for Crossroads International’s work to advance women’s rights and reduce poverty

Situation in eSwatini

Following the protests in eSwatini (Swaziland), we have been in touch with all our volunteers and partners and they are all safe. We will continue to monitor the situation.

Women in Africa: Creativity + Solidarity + Sisterhood

Crossroader in Senegal, Hélène Pedneault shares about a day spent with Senegalese women that moved her deeply.

Leading by example: the role of men in the global effort for access to justice for women

Crossroader in Ghana, Robert Trudel wrote about his work to advance access to justice for women and encourage men to take an active role in the fight for gender equality.

Putting her experience to work to support women

After spending several years volunteering abroad, Fatou Seck wanted to focus on working with women. She tells us about her volunteering experience in Senegal with our local partner UNFCS.

“You Can Go Back Again”, a Crossroader’s story

When he left Canada in 1986 for a volunteer placement in St. Vincent and the Grenadines with Crossroads International, 21-year-old theatre student Sean Kelly didn’t know he was about to live an experience that would change his career path…

Crossroads’ partner highlights the impact of volunteer cooperation at UN CSW

For more than 10 years, Crossroads’ volunteers and partner WILDAF have been supporting Ghanaian rural women to tackle the many challenges they face – poverty, high incidence of gender-based violence or cruel traditional practices. As part of the UN 62nd Commission on the Status of Women, we shared our work…

Increasing women’s access to justice in Tanzania

Last May, Patricia volunteered with two of her colleagues from the Canadian domestic violence legal system for a justice exchange with Crossroads International and our Tanzanian partner, KWIECO. She tells us about her inspiring experience…

Partnering to change women and girls’ fate in Burkina Faso

Since 2016, Crossroads International’s volunteers and partners are working to change women and girls’ fate in Burkina Faso…

From Crossroader to monthly donor: how a former volunteer keeps making a difference

Jean-Marc Hachey was a Crossroader in Ghana in 1982. This experience shaped his work and life. Throughout the years, Jean-Marc kept supporting Crossroads’ work through monthly donations. He explains why…

Crossroads International celebrates 60 years of change on Parliament Hill

On December 5th, 2017, Parliamentarians as well as Crossroads’ volunteers and partners gathered on International Volunteer Day to celebrate the contributions of Crossroads volunteers…

“I see the world as a smaller place”

Marleigh never dreamed that her convictions about gender equality and social justice will present her the opportunity to stand alongside FLAS colleagues in Swazi Parliament advocating for a legislation to prevent and respond to gender-based violence…

Corporate partnership empowers youth to claim their future

Crossroads’ partner, UNFCS, a women-led network of soap producers, can be a real catalyst for young Senegalese women to drive their economic future and have a real impact on their communities. To support them in reaching their potential and become leaders in their organization, Canadian partner, Papillon MDC, went to Senegal to work with them…

Where ambition meets action: what a feminist international assistance policy can achieve

Crossroads Board member, Susan Green, explains how Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy can help empower women and girls…

Teaming up for women’s empowerment

Crossroader Melanie Anderson shares how she teamed up with the volunteers from Crossroads’ Québec Sans Frontières program in Ghana for women’s empowerment…

“A beautiful experience worth living”: how a Crossroader engaged women and youth in agroecology

Pierre-Marie Nkontchou worked as a volunteer Advisor in Agroecology with Crossroad’s Togolese partner, La Colombe. He explains to us why he decided to volunteer and what he accomplished during his mandate…