Emma Oruc

Emma is a Canadian graduate in International Studies at York University in Toronto. The term ‘genocide’ has always meant something to her. Her father was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Although he had already moved to Canada at the time of the war; growing up, she remembers hearing stories of the cruelty and horrific crimes being committed. It stuck with her. Her interest in human rights began in university where she learned about human rights, security and global civil society. Having learned everything that she had, she gained an interest and passion for human rights issues. Being a part of humanity, she felt compelled to help those in need. She began volunteering for the the United Nations Toronto Branch and joined the human rights committee and helped with their event for the Day of the Girl. "i ACT because I can. I can make a difference. I can help change a persons life. I can be the voice for those who not have one."

Recommit to Refugees: Why is this happening

Recommit to Refugees: Why is this happening

In continuing the blog series “Recommit to Refugees” with the knowledge of what food security is, my second blog post below will discuss what has caused the difficulty in feeding the displaced people of the world. The assistance being provided to Syrian refugees had...
Recommit to Refugees: What is Food Security?

Recommit to Refugees: What is Food Security?

Approximately two billion people in the world are suffering because their food intake is not a daily guarantee. Food security is receptive to many influences such as rapid population growth, military conflicts, climate change, corruption, political instability, and...
Meet i-ACT Team Member: Emma Oruc

Meet i-ACT Team Member: Emma Oruc

I am a Canadian graduate in International Studies at York University in Toronto. The term ‘genocide’ has always meant something to me. My father was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Although he had already moved to Canada at the time of the war; growing up, I remember...
What does it take to stop genocide?

What does it take to stop genocide?

Compared to other global issues in daily headlines, the violence in conflict-ridden countries and modern-day genocides seem to go by barely noticed without being showcased on the front of a newspaper or televised on the evening news. Both the general public and policy...