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Operation #24 hrs to act!

Our 2017-2020 initiative: Rawabet – Techonological Bridges for Citizen Engagement  Rawabet means “Connections” in  Arabic. This initiative empowers youth, women and marginalized groups – in particular persons living with disabilities – to thrive in the digital era and use new technologies to promote social and economic rights in Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco. Read this article […]

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in times of pandemic: Equitas sounds the alarm

Every year, May 17 is an opportunity to highlight human rights violations suffered by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people. The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affects the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in Canada and around the world, and LGBTQI communities are no exception. Lockdowns and social distancing legislation, while essential to public […]

COVID-19 in Haiti – Dire Need to Protect the Rights of LGBTQI Communities

  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Kouraj—an organization at the forefront of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) rights in Haiti and an Equitas partner since 2010—has observed a marked increase in human rights violations towards LGBTQI individuals. Homophobic violence is becoming increasingly common. LGBTQI individuals are being publicly harassed or assaulted by […]

New Executive Director at Equitas

  The Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Odette McCarthy will become Equitas’ new Executive Director on June 1, 2020.  Odette was hired following a broad competitive process and she brings with her a strong and unique combination of management skills, experience and commitment to human rights values. The Board is delighted that Equitas […]

The 41st edition of the IHRTP has been postponed to JUNE 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably interrupted Equitas’ ability to run its activities normally, and due to this, the International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) will not take place in June 2020 as previously planned.    The 41st edition of the IHRTP has been postponed to June 2021 and will be held at John Abbott College in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, near Montreal, Canada, from June 6 to 25, 2021. Equitas came to this […]

Publication of “Evaluating the Impact of Human Rights Training: Guidance on developing indicators”

We are pleased to inform you that Equitas and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have jointly published “Evaluating the Impact of Human Rights Training: Guidance on developing indicators”. This publication is designed to complement “Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities: A Handbook for Human Rights Educators”, jointly published in […]

Highlights from the Play it Fair! Community of Practice 

Did you know that Equitas launched a Play it Fair Community of Practice (CoP) in 2017? This CoP is a network of organizations and municipalities who are collectively working to strengthen the promotion of children’s participation and children’s rights across Canada. It is comprised of three working groups who aim to promote the inclusion of […]

Security measures during the COVID-19 pandemic

Following the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by the governments of Quebec and Canada, Equitas has implemented a series of measures to ensure the safety of its team and its partners. The safety of our staff and our partners being a priority, we have decided to close the Montreal and Vancouver offices […]

Launch of the Thriving Communities program in Haiti: Promoting human rights in communities that are affected by mining issues

  Equitas is pleased to announce the launch of a new project in Haiti called Thriving Communities. This program will be put into effect in rural communities in northern and north-eastern Haiti where mining exploitation permits have been issued. It seeks to reinforce community members’ efforts to mobilize themselves in the fight for human rights. […]

Equitas mourns the loss of Charlot Jeudy, Haitian human rights defender, partner and friend of Equitas

It is with great sadness that Equitas learned of the passing of Charlot Jeudy, Director of Kouraj pou pwoteje dwa moun (Kouraj) in Haiti, an organization that defends and promotes the rights of LGBTI persons in the country, and long standing Equitas partner and friend.   A Remarkable Leader and Human Rights Defender   Charlot’s passing is […]

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