Coordinating Canada’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity

From 2016-2017, Karli was hired as Coordinator for Canada’s All Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity.

The group was founded by retired Senator and LGen. Roméo Dallaire, who was responsible for the United Nations peacekeeping mission during the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi. 

The non-partisan parliamentary group in partnership with Concordia University’s Montreal Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies (MIGS), works  to promote cross-party discussion, common ground, education and  action towards the responsibility to protect and act in grave human rights abuses.

Under the supervision of the Chair, Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi, Karli was responsible for:

  • Ensuring parliamentarians do all that is in their power to prevent the crime of genocide & crimes against humanity as promoting understanding about long-term approaches;
  • Increasing the flow of information, timely exchange of information & analysis to parliamentarians about strategies of prevention as through news surveillance & distribution through regular reports;
  • Recruiting members & maintaining communication with MPs & Senators;
  • Fostering collaboration with civil society & other parliamentarians;
  • Organizing member & public events/panels;
  • Managing finances, budget & fundraising own salary;
  • Managing website & social media (FB: @CanadaGPG , T: @Prev_Gen )
Following a documentary screening of 'The Uncondemned', a film that led to the 2008 recognition of rape as a war crime from the Rwandan genocide tribunal, Karli introduces panelists on missing & murdered Indigenous women in Guatemala & Canada: Rachel Vincent of the Nobel Women's Initiative, Conservative MP Garnet Genius, Guillaume Charbonneau of Inter Pares, International Lawyer Amanda Ghahremani, and NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson.
“Karli’s commitment to human rights and equality is unwavering. She facilitates and encourages much-needed dialogue on these subjects. Karli is thoughtful, capable and committed.”
Anita Vandenbeld
MP, Ottawa-West Nepean, Liberal