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Faire avancer les droits des femmes et les droits de la personne au Québec

Cette histoire fait partie de la série Nous sommes le changement en droits humains pour célébrer le 50ième anniversaire d’Equitas (#Equitas50). Tout au long de l’année 2017, découvrez les histoires de 50 défenseur-e-s des droits humains. Ce ne sont là que quelques leaders parmi des centaines qui, avec l’appui d’Equitas, changent des vies à travers le monde par […]

ACTIF Funded projects: For Me, For Others

Project partners Egides - Alliance internationale francophone pour l’égalité et les diversités (Canada) FACSDIS - Femmes en action contre la stigmatisation et la discrimination sexuelle (Haiti) CCAP - Chambre camerounaise des acteurs en psychologie (Cameroon). Project description The project "Pour Moi, Pour Les Autres" ("For Me, For Others") aims to improve the mental health and [...]

Funded Projects

The Act Together for Inclusion Fund (ACTIF)’s first cohort of funded projects includes 7 initiatives with 28 partners spanning 17 countries across the globe. The projects we selected following a call for proposals launched in the spring of 2021 for collaborative projects between Canadian and Southern partners to advance the human rights of LGBTQ2I persons [...]

YWCA Young Feminists: Breaking Down Stereotypes and Growing the Feminist Movement

  By leading Community Action Projects (CAPs) in their communities all over the country, youth and young adults undertake actions that support respect for human rights.  Youth are given the opportunity to identify pressing issues in their communities and then, with Equitas’ support, launch projects and participatory activities to tackle these issues and contribute to [...]

Burkina Faso

Advancing Equality Through Human Rights Education in Burkina Faso   The ultimate goal of the Advancing Equality project is to increase the empowerment of women and girls to advance gender equality. In Burkina Faso, reaching this goal implies promoting women's inclusion and participation in decision-making processes. The project focuses on strategies to address social norms [...]

Soinette Désir, International Human Rights Training Program Co-Facilitator and Past Participant Advocates for Women and Girls with Disabilities in Haiti

  For over 10 years, Soinette Désir has been working to increase visibility and demand basic human rights for women living with a disability in Haiti through the nonprofit organization l’Union des femmes à mobilité reduite en Haiti (UFMORH) (Union for Women with Reduced Mobility in Haiti).   Her inspiration comes from a place of personal […]

Important Milestones for Women Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Seventy years ago, in 1948, the United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – a document that contains 30 articles of rights that promote human dignity, equality and serve to end discrimination in all forms. The document was collectively drafted by people all over the world, one of which being Equitas co-founder, […]

May 5th – Youth are taking action in their communities. Join the movement!

150 youth changemakers initiate 10 projects building a more vibrant, inclusive Montreal On Friday May 5th, 2017, Equitas showcased the impact of 10 innovative Montreal youth-led projects at the “Youth are leading change in their communities” event held at Sid Lee‘s inspiring Creative Space 8 Queen. Over 150 youth from 8 organizations shared how they have […]