Play it fair : success story
Equitas’ program for children Play it Fair!, places children with diverse experiences and backgrounds at the heart of change by building their self-esteem, connectedness and developing their leadership skills. This year, 300+ Newcomer and Refugee Children are taking action in building more connected and strong communities across Canada. Learn more about their last successes here.
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 that other women and children can be provided with the opportunities that she has been granted. Pia chose Equitas as
Human Rights Educator Sang Hnin Lian on his Experience at the IHRTP and his Work at the 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 Training Program (IHRTP). The latest attendee is Sang Hnin Lian, who participated in the program this past June. Based in Burma/Myanmar, the CHRO consists of four programs: The Indigenous Peoples Development
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 encourages us to lead, advocate and inspire – into the world just six months ago. The goal? To use art, education, intervention
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. Among them, four have disabilities that motivate them to advocate for more visibility and accessibility, as well as to demand the same basic human rights that are naturally
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
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.