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Standing Up for Human Rights in India through Legal Representation and Education

HENRI TIPHAGNE - India. Henri Tiphagne has been a high-profile voice for human rights in India for the past 36 years. A role one might say he was destined to play. As an attorney, the Executive Director of People’s Watch for the past 21 years and participant on numerous national and international human rights commissions, he has lived the cause of human rights on a daily basis.

Bringing Peace into Action in Montreal and Around the World

BRIAN BRONFMAN - Montreal, Canada. “We realized early on that we had to focus fairly tightly if we would be successful with a small Foundation, since the concept of peace is so incredibly huge.  We work on creating healthy relationships, not tackling huge issues such as solving crises in the Middle East.  That being said, healthy relationships are at the core of peace on every scale, large and small.” 

Building a regional network for human rights education in Francophone Africa

FREDERIC DIOUF - Senegal. Tens of thousands of courageous people across the globe have dedicated their lives to the promotion of a fairer, more equitable and more peaceful world. Frederic Philippe Diouf, Senegalese human rights defender, has a clear goal: to give communities the power and autonomy to build solidarity, to participate in decision-making processes, and to take their future into their own hands. 

Secure dignity for marginalized populations in Burkina Faso

LUCIEN KABORE - Burkina Faso. "Poverty is a phenomenon that really degrades the human being. In this situation, human dignity is compromised: you can’t go to health centers, you can’t have three meals a day, and your children no longer attend school. Poverty is real in Burkina Faso and we must find ways to support these populations. " 

Reinforcing the Law to Protect Women Migrant Workers in Southeast Asia 

AMPARITA STA. MARIA – Philippines   This story is part of the series We are human rights changemakers 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

Promoting active citizenship in Haiti to lift the barriers to development

PATRICK CAMILLE – Haiti   This story is part of the series We are human rights changemakers 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.

Defending the rights of LGBTI people in Haiti

CHARLOT JEUDY- Haiti   This story is part of the We are human rights changemakers series to celebrate Equitas’ 50th anniversary (#Equitas50). Throughout 2017, we invite you to discover the 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. Photo : Mikaël Theimer (www.mikaeltheimer.com) Being gay,

Reengaging a new generation in the promotion of human rights

STEPHEN J. TOOPE – Canada   This story is part of the series We are human rights changemakers 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’

Advocating for Children’s Rights in Foster Care in Winnipeg 

MARIE CHRISTIAN – Winnipeg, Canada     This story is part of the series We are human rights changemakers 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

Teaching Human Rights to Kids in Vancouver’s Community Centres 

TOM HIGASHIO -Vancouver, Canada   This story is part of the series We are human rights changemakers to celebrate Equitas’ 50th anniversary (#Equitas50). 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’

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