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On November 20th, #PlayItFair with Equitas for National Child Day!

National Child Day, celebrated annually on November 20th, is a day dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the rights of children and youth. Celebrated since 1993, National Child Day commemorates the United Nations’ adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Speaking Rights Public Events coming up in Montreal and Winnipeg

Winnipeg Speaking Rights Youth Engagement Projects 2015 –  May 6, 2015 For the last 3 years, Equitas’ Speaking Rights program has been supporting youth engagement projects across Winnipeg with the support of The Winnipeg Foundation. These projects are opportunities for youth organisations to benefit from a small amount of financial support and Equitas’ coaching and

Tickets for Cirque du Soleil Cocktail now on sale!

November 6, 2014 Please join us in supporting Equitas’ annual Gala which will take place on Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:00 pm,  at the magnificent 7e CIEL room at the world renowned Cirque du Soleil Headquarters in Montreal. Your magical evening begins with a glass of bubbly before being whisked up to the stunning 7th

June 9, 2014: Human Rights Leaders from around the world converge to Montreal for three weeks of specialized training

Today, 80 human rights defenders from over 40 countries are arriving in Montreal to attend the 35th session of Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP), which runs from June 8 to June 27. Many of the participants come from countries in conflict or with authoritarian regimes where human rights are a very sensitive issue.

Equitas’ annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) to take place June 8 to 27, 2014

Every year, and for the last 35 years, Equitas hosts a unique training program in Montreal to build human rights knowledge and skills, attitudes and behaviours.  We are preparing to receive over 90 human rights educators and defenders from over 50 countries for the three-week program during which the participants are equipped with innovative tools

May 6, 2014: Speaking Rights Celebration

Speaking Rights Celebration! On March 27, over 100 youths gathered at the Bain Mathieu in Montreal to celebrate the Speaking Rights Program. It gave them the opportunity to meet other youth from eight youth centres from across the island. Each group presented the community action projects that that they had worked on over the course

April 15, 2014: Democracy in West Africa: Equitas focuses on promoting the rights of women and girls

 4th sub-regional Training session on human rights, April 14-25 2014, Abidjan West Africa is teeming with life and development. You only have to go there to observe an impressive dynamism and promising progress. For example, the majority of children now complete primary school and there is a significant reduction in female genital mutilation. However, the

November 27, 2013: First gathering of Young Women, Young Leaders

Thirty-five young women aged 15 to 25 years-old came together on November 13, 2013 as part of the first gathering of the Young Women, Young Leaders (YWYL)  project. Young women from four Montreal youth/community centres who are participating in this new  project had an opportunity to get to know each other, explore commonalities, celebrate differences

November 26, 2013: Launch of the Mosharka project in Fes, Morocco

Youth and local organisations from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen have teamed up with Equitas to launch a new three year project called Mosharka (“participation” in Arabic). This project is funded primarily by the European Union (750,000 €) and by the Ford Foundation. It  builds on the vital role played by young people, who

September 24, 2013: 34th Annual International Human Rights Training Program

Human rights defenders from Syria, Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Morocco, and Yemen and from over 20 other countries were in Montreal from June 9 to June 28, 2013 to attend Equitas’ 34th annual International Human Rights Training program (IHRTP). During the three-week program, these human rights defenders

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