How a past IHRTP participant is using his newfound skills to help the LGBTQI+ community in Ghana
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 learn how their work has progressed through their involvement in the program. It’s amazing to see that every year, participants come out of the IHRTP with a
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,
A Network of Women Mobilizes the Community to Denounce Rape 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. Penda Ndiaye is one of these women leaders working to make their communities safer and more egalitarian.
Children driving change in their communities in Colombia
Through games based on human rights values, children from Soacha motivated adults to reflect and take actions to encourage meaningful youth participation at home and in their community.
In Haiti, the Town of Thomassique Pitches in to Help Those Living with a Disability
Thanks to the co-operation between local leaders and a dedicated mayor, the Haitian town of Thomassique is organizing for inclusion and the rights of people living with a disability.
Big questions – Alice Nderitu: A Woman’s Journey for Human Rights
Alice Nderitu sat down with Equitas ahead of International Women's Day to talk women in peacemaking, allowing oneself to be vulnerable and the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights.
Promoting Alliances and Protecting Academic Freedom in Southeast Asia
HERLAMBANG PERDANA - Indonesia. Teaching about human rights at the university level has Herlambang Perdana perfectly positioned to network with human rights educators and activists throughout Indonesia and other Southeast Asian nations.
Raising the Voices of Migrant Workers in Malaysia
GLORENE DAS - Malaysia. Malaysia has one of the fastest-growing economies in South-East Asia, with a population of approximately 30 million people. The economic situation of the country makes it appealing to the surrounding countries, where large parts of the population are seeking a better life.
Promoting Human Rights and Religious Plurality in Pakistan
SAMSON SALAMAT - Pakistan. When Samson Salamat was a child in Pakistan, neither he nor his seven brothers and sisters could use the same plates or glasses as their classmates. They were not the same as the other 2,000 families in their village—they were among Pakistan’s 1.5 percent Christian minority.
Empowering young mothers of the black community of Montreal
MONIQUE DAUPHIN - Montreal. Monique Dauphin is a key figure in the Haitian community of Montreal thanks to her many achievements, especially for women’s rights. Monique started questioning inequality early on: “When my mother discovered the significance of the word “feminist”, she told me that I had always been one”.