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50 stories of change

1967-2017 — We are human rights changemakers. Discover the stories of 50 inspiring human rights leaders who have changed lives around the world through human rights education with Equitas’ support.

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The series We are human rights changemakers is a special initiative to celebrate Equitas’ 50th anniversary. All through 2017, we invite you to discover stories of 50 inspiring human rights changemakers. These are but a few of the hundreds who have changed lives around the world through human rights education with Equitas’ support.

 

Equitas would like to thank all the personal historians who offered precious support in writing these stories.

We are human rights changemakers

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VILES ALIZAR
  ̶  Haiti

Rebuilding Haiti through Citizen Engagement and Human Rights Education

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THÉRÈSE CASGRAIN
  ̶  Canada

Advancing Women’s Rights and Human Rights in Quebec

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JOHN P. HUMPHREY
  ̶  Canada

Drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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DARLEY POLONY
  ̶  Canada

Celebrating the Right to Be Different Among Youth in Montreal, Canada

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PHILIP ACKERMAN
— Canada

Amplifying the Voices of Young Refugees in Toronto, Canada

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JULIENNE LUSENGE
– DRC

Giving a Voice to Women Victims of Sexual Violence in the DRC

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ALA’A JARBAN
– Yemen / Canada

Promoting Rights of Minority Groups in Yemen Through Social Media

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ALAA MURABIT
– Libya 

Igniting the Spark for Women’s Leadership and Engagement in Libya

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NAWRES CHRITI
– Tunisia

Stimulating Youth Engagement in Tunisia

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COLETTE LESPINASSE
̶  Haiti

Empowering Marginalized Populations in Haiti Through Radio

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ERMIZA TEGAL
– Sri Lanka

Pushing for Citizen Empowerment and Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka

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AGINATHA RUTAZAA
Tanzania

Moving Forward Together to Empower Marginalized and at Risk Women in Tanzania

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SAFA RAWIAH
Yemen

Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Yemen

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IMEN HAMZA
– Tunisia

Promoting the Emancipation of Young Tunisian Women Through Social Engagement

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ZHANNA HARUTYUNYAN
– Armenia

Promoting Women’s Political Participation in Armenia

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BERTHE TATEY
– Togo

Changing Practices that Discriminate Against Widowed Women in Togo

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ALI OUATTARA
– Ivory Coast

Ending the Cycle of Abuse Through Human Rights Education in Ivory Coast

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RITA IZSÁK-NDIAYE – Hungary

Defending Minority Rights from Local to Global

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MICHAEL COOPER – Montreal, Canada

Volunteering for Equitas to Bring Social Change

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RUTH SELWYN – Montreal, Canada

Leading Equitas as a Hub for International Human Rights Education

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PEARL ELIADIS – Montreal, Canada

Shaping Equitas’ Vision and Values

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GEORGE MWAI GICHUKI – Kenya

Building Bridges to Raise Awareness for LGBTQI Rights in Kenya

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AKUDO OGUAGHAMBA – Nigeria

Empowering Sexual Minority Women in Nigeria

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ALBERTO ROQUE GUERRA – Cuba

Promoting LGBTQI Rights in Cuba

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CHRYSOGONE ZOUGMORÉ – Burkina Faso

Mobilizing the population for a democratic transition in Burkina Faso

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ANTON BURKOV – Russia

Fighting Against Shrinking Spaces for Human Rights Defenders and Citizens in Russia

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WIDIA LARIVIÈRE – MONTREAL, CANADA

Igniting Indigenous youth engagement and participation in Canada

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OMAID SHARIFI – Afghanistan

Using Art as an Education Tool to Promote Peace in Afghanistan

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CATHERINE MOTO-ZEH – Cameroon

Ending child marriage in Cameroon through education for the rights of young girls

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FRANÇOIS CRÉPEAU – Montreal, Canada

Raising awareness of the rights of migrants in Canada and the world

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KHALIL RADWAN – Jordan

Teaching Human Rights to Young Refugees in Jordan

Thank you

Thank you to our partners in Canada and around the world who make human rights education possible every day.

 

Our international programs are made possible in part thanks to the support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada.

 

Thank you to TD Bank Group, proud sponsor of our 50th anniversary and to Begg Design for their support in rolling out the visual identity of the celebrations.

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