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Miyoba Hamuhuma: Supporting the full potential of children living with disabilities through accessible schools

“My passion is to advocate for the rights of people living with a disability.” These are the words of Miyoba Hamuhuma, human rights defender and Chief Executive Officer at Enlight Abilities, an organization in Zambia committed to the empowerment of people with disabilities. He decided to participate in Global Rights Connection, a participatory online training [...]

Leidy D. Lasprilla: Working at the intersection of human rights and the climate crisis

Leidy D. Lasprilla is a social activist, a human rights defender and a biology graduate. She is currently an environmental leader at Artex Social in the city of Palmira, Colombia, where she teaches and empowers youth with leadership skills to act on environmental issues. She decided to take part in  Global Rights Connection, Equitas’ human [...]

Together, we can create a better world: Speaking out against injustice

The world is in recovery. We are reckoning with devastating effects of the pandemic on societies, such as more deeply rooted inequalities and social divides. Governments are focused on returning to normalcy, yet the human rights of many continue to fall through the cracks. In these times, there is greater urgency for communities pushed to [...]

Combating the school drop-out of young mothers in Haiti

In Haiti, early pregnancy is a major barrier to girls' education and empowerment. There is no specific strategy to combat the drop-out of young mothers from school; on the contrary, the practice is that they are excluded from educational institutions when they find themselves in this situation. After the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, several [...]

Part Two of the EquiTalks: Bridging our Diversities

On October 25, the second hybrid EquiTalks panel discussion took place in Toronto, the traditional home and meeting-place of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. People also tuned in online from across Canada and the world to catch the conversation on human rights education and how it can bridge diversities and [...]

A first Artist in Residence at Equitas

Over the summer 2022, Equitas welcomed its first artist in residence, Jean Manuel Doran Penafiel, a young and enthusiastic artist from Montreal. He took an art class at Cégep de Rosemont, studied in Environment and is currently studying human sciences at Cégep de Maisonneuve. His internship had two main objectives: to support Equitas to integrate [...]

Part One of the EquiTalks: Bridging our Diversities

On October 5th, gathered at the Palais des Nations in Geneva for a side event of the 51st session of the Human Rights Council and the first segment of this year’s EquiTalks: Bridging our Diversities. Hosted in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Permanent Mission [...]

Bridging Our Diversities: A Compendium of Good Practices in Human Rights Education

Equitas and the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) have jointly launched Bridging Our Diversities: A Compendium of Good Practices in Human Rights Education. This comprehensive publication provides guidance on human rights education programming and builds on mapping, research and analysis conducted in close collaboration with organizations in the Global South as a follow-up to an international conference organized in [...]

EquiTalks: Bridging our Diversities

Equitas is pleased to announce the upcoming EquiTalks: an inspiring panel discussion with Marie-Claude Landry, the Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, on Tuesday, October 25th, at 5 PM EST. This panel discussion will feature thought leaders committed to building a culture of human rights. A cocktail will be [...]

Peace Days 2022 – Take action for equality: End racism. Build peace

Equitas is participating in the 8th edition of Peace Days, an initiative of the Peace Network for Social Harmony, that will take place from September 21 to October 2. The event kicks off on the UN International Day of Peace and wraps up on the UN International Day of Non-Violence. This year's Peace Days, under [...]