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"We are human rights changemakers" : read the stories of our partners and alumni in Canada and around the world.

Pia Marin raises funds for Equitas for her birthday

For her birthday this year, Pia Marin decided she didn't want to receive any more material items, so instead of birthday gifts, she is asking her friends and family to make donations to Equitas, so

Human Rights Educator Sang Hnin Lian on his Experience at the IHRTP and his Work at the Chin Human Rights Organization

Chin Human Rights Organization   Over the past 17 years, four human rights defenders from the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) have attended Equitas’ International Human Rights

Vandita Morarka Seeks to Build Compassionate Youth Social Leadership in India through NGO One Future Collective

Vandita Morarka couldn’t find an organization that fit the work she wanted to do, so she started one of her own. The Mumbai-born feminist brought One Future Collective  – a nonprofit that

Assessing how to make the IHRTP as accessible as possible

This year’s International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP)  welcomed seven participants and one co-facilitator that work to defend the rights of people with disabilities in their regions.

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

How a past IHRTP participant is using his newfound skills to help the LGBTQI+ community in Ghana

Quabena Delasie Nhyira   With the 39th annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) just around the corner, we decided to speak to some of last year’s participants to

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

A Network of Women Mobilizes the Community to Denounce Rape in Senegal

Penda Ndiaye, community leader in Senegal.   In the Senegalese city of Pikine, a group of women is coming together to help the victims of violence and rape to denounce their aggressors.

Children driving change in their communities in Colombia

Adults and children playing together during the day of activities in Soacha.   Through games based on human rights values, children from Soacha motivated adults in their community to

In Haiti, the Town of Thomassique Pitches in to Help Those Living with a Disability

The soccer game with children living with disabilities that brought together the community.     Thanks to the co-operation between local leaders and a dedicated mayor, the Haitian

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