NEWS FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017

Hosted by Jessica Ramirez-Jaschek

Stories by Ana Bilokin, Jessica Ramirez-Jaschek and Loren O’Brien-Egesborg

Produced by Jessica Ramirez-Jaschek

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LOCAL

By Jessica Ramirez-Jaschek

Projet Montreal announces that they will be giving 31,000 dollars to the Native Women Shelter of Montreal for the Iskweu project. Iskweu means woman in Cree.

According to CBC, the money will go to finding missing Indigenous women, working with the police on protocol and prevention.

As soon as a woman goes missing, there will be support for the family and assistance with the filing of a police reports and follow-ups.

 

INTERNATIONAL

By Ana Bilokin

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been convicted of genocide for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica attack, where more than 7,000 Bosniak men and boys were murdered. 

He was also charged for 9 other war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison and plans to appeal his conviction.

 

INTERNATIONAL

By Loren O’Brien-Egesborg

After an agreement signed between Bangladesh and Myanmar, Rohingya Muslim refugees are free to return within two months.

According to BBC News, conditions in Myanmar are unclear and there are concerns regarding the forced return of the refugees.

Over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since the army crackdown in August.