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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]