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10 years of Speaking Rights!

Equitas is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its program dedicated to Canadian youth, Speaking Rights!  What is Speaking Rights?  Speaking Rights is a human rights program that aims at developing the capacity of youth between ages 12 and 18, to engage in actions that support respect for human rights.   How do we create impact?  After taking parts in our training on human rights, young people put

Teaching Youth about Human Rights in Senegal

In Senegal, 24% of children are subjected to severe physical punishment – which is a violation of children’s rights as expressed in Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Teaching children about their rights is important not only to build their capacity to stand up for themselves and others, but to empower youth

Building Inclusive communities: An action guide for young people

Equitas is thrilled to announce the launch of its new Guide, Building Inclusive Communities – An action guide for young people. This Guide is an important component of Equitas’ human rights education programming across Canada which aims to increase participation and leadership of all young people and to promote respect for diversity and inclusion.  You can

Support human rights education by reading a book!

Buy the book, support Equitas! As a former primary teacher, Kristin Butcher, the author of The Druid and the Dragon, believes that one is never too young or too old to make a difference in their community. Equitas’ work in Canada is all about children and youth creating change in their communities on issues that

More than $7 500 were raised for Equitas at the Scotia Bank Virtual Race!

More than 150 km were completed by our 19 runners! 19 people ran and raised funds for Equitas and human rights education in the Scotia Bank Virtual Race this summer. More than $7 500 were raised this year for our first participation in the race. You can still donate to Equitas and support human rights

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