CAUT has issued an urgent appeal to academic staff associations and their members to support at-risk Afghan academics. As the Taliban moves swiftly to target trade union activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and academics – with women, ethnic and religious minorities, and those from the LGBTQ community most at risk – many are at imminent risk of persecution and death.
CAUT is working with the federal government, Education International, the Canadian Labour Congress, the International Trade Union Confederation, and Scholars at Risk to assess how best to support at-risk scholars and facilitate opportunities for them in Canada. Online donations to the CAUT Refugee Foundation can be made through Canada Helps.
Cheques can be made to the order of the CAUT Refugee Foundation and sent to:
CAUT Refugee Foundation
2705 Queensview Drive