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Dec 01, 2016, 10:29 ET The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opened the way to equality

MONTREAL, Dec. 1, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Adopted ten years ago by the United Nations, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has been ratified by 168 States, including Canada. The...


Oct 24, 2016, 13:45 ET A Colombian landmine survivor visiting Canada

MONTREAL, Oct. 24, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - On the occasion of the historical Peace Agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Handicap International ...


Nov 26, 2015, 10:00 ET The use of explosive weapons in populated areas is unacceptable

MONTREAL, Nov. 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - One week before the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Handicap International denounces the intolerable threat and consequences that explosive...


Dec 01, 2014, 13:55 ET /R E P E A T -- International Day of Persons with Disabilities/

MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, Handicap International is launching a cry of alarm for all people with disabilities that ...


Nov 28, 2014, 13:55 ET International Day of Persons with Disabilities

MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, Handicap International is launching a cry of alarm for all people with disabilities that ...


Sep 28, 2013, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Handicap International's Pyramid of Shoes: everyone must take action/

MONTREAL, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Saturday, September 28, from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm, the 7th Pyramid of Shoes will take place on Gerald Godin square, at Mont-Royal metro station in Montreal....


Sep 25, 2013, 08:15 ET Media advisory - Handicap International's Pyramid of Shoes: everyone must take action

MONTREAL, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Saturday, September 28, from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm, the 7th Pyramid of Shoes will take place on Gerald Godin square, at Mont-Royal metro station in Montreal....


Sep 06, 2013, 07:30 ET Landmines and cluster bombs are still fashionable in some countries

MONTREAL, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Some fashion items are more dangerous than others… The new raising-awareness campaign from Handicap International Canada aims to draw citizens' attention...


Aug 28, 2013, 07:00 ET Landmine victims in the heart of Montreal

MONTREAL, Aug. 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Every two hours in the world, a civilian is a victim of a landmine or other unexploded ordnance such as cluster bombs. Despite these weapons - symbols of the...


Dec 03, 2012, 05:00 ET /R E P E A T -- The Ottawa Treaty's 15th anniversary: landmines are not a problem of the past/

MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - December 3rd, 2012 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Ottawa Treaty banning landmines. Dr. Jean-Baptiste Richardier, Executive Director and Co-Founder of...


Nov 28, 2012, 08:00 ET The Ottawa Treaty's 15th anniversary: landmines are not a problem of the past

MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - December 3rd, 2012 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Ottawa Treaty banning landmines. Dr. Jean-Baptiste Richardier, Executive Director and Co-Founder of...


Sep 24, 2012, 07:30 ET Handicap International urges Canada to amend flawed draft bill on cluster munitions

MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Handicap International, committed to the fight against antipersonnel mines and cluster munitions for the past 30 years, is organizing its 6th Pyramid of Shoes...


Sep 19, 2012, 15:15 ET Saturday, September 29th, 2012 - 6th Pyramid of Shoes: Montreal and over 30 cities in France rally to celebrate 30 years of activism

MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Handicap International, committed to the fight against antipersonnel mines and cluster munitions for the past 30 years, is organizing its 6th Pyramid of Shoes...


Apr 04, 2012, 00:01 ET Handicap International urges Canada to strive for a mine-free world

MONTREAL, April 4, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - To mark the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, Handicap International is issuing a reminder of how much needs to be done before ...


Dec 02, 2010, 10:24 ET Handicap International applauds the record-breaking progress in the fight
against landmines worldwide, but deplores a drastic decrease in Canadian
support and leadership

MONTREAL, Dec. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - On the eve of the 13th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Ottawa Treaty to ban landmines, Handicap International, co-founder of the International Campaign ...


Nov 08, 2010, 09:20 ET 9-12 November: Summit on cluster munitions in Laos, the world's worst
affected country

VIENTIANE, Laos, Nov. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Laos is the country most contaminated by cluster munitions in the world. It is therefore highly symbolic that it is playing host to the first meeting of States...