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EquiTalks: Turning Division into Dialogue

EquiTalks: Turning division into dialogue
Join us for the first in-person EquiTalks in Montreal (Tiohtià:ke*) in four years! Equitas is excited to announce that the next EquiTalks will be taking place on February 15, 2024, under the theme of Turning Division into Dialogue. The event will include an in-person networking event from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST followed by [...]

Canada’s Fourth Universal Periodic Review: Your voice counts!

Engaging civil society around Canada's 4th Universal Periodic Review
Equitas is collaborating with the Human Rights Program in the Department of Canadian Heritage to actively engage civil society organizations across Canada regarding Canada’s Fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR4). The engagement process ultimately aims to inform Canada’s response to the recommendations it received on November 10, 2023, as part of its UPR4 process.  The Universal [...]

Human Rights Education Reminds Us of Our Shared Humanity

Human Rights Education Reminds us of our Shared Humanity. Donate.
This December 10, the world celebrates Human Rights Day and commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Declaration was written after World War II out of an urgent need to prevent such devastation and uphold equality and freedom for all, no matter one’s identity, beliefs or origins. The UDHR [...]

Aeroplan Matching Week is here!

You can donate points to Equitas any time of the year but during August 14 - 20, Aeroplan will DOUBLE your impact by matching points donated to Equitas up to 500,000 points! Why has Equitas been looking forward to this week? Donated Aeroplan points allow us to direct more of our resources towards creating and [...]

Fatoumata Bouaré: Encouraging women and girls in Mali to pursue their studies

Fatoumata Bouaré: Encouraging women and girls in Mali to pursue their studies
She is the first woman in her community to obtain a master’s degree and has more than twenty years of experience in the defense of human rights. Today, she is a Socio-Anthropologist and the Gender Equality and Community Action Manager for Lawyers Without Borders in Bamako, capital city of Mali. She also proudly participated to [...]

The International Human Rights Training Program is back for its 41st edition in June!

Equitas is more than thrilled to announce the International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) is finally coming back this summer after three years of absence! From June 11 to 30, Equitas will welcome in Montreal a hundred of human rights educators and defenders from all around the world for an intensive and innovative human rights [...]

Charity Challenge 2023: Running in Solidarity for Human Rights

This past Earth Day, on April 22, Equitas staff, friends, family, and supporters gathered to take part in this year’s Charity Challenge at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, to raise funds for Equitas. Some started their morning bright and early, running 21k at 8 am while those running 5k and 10k took off a few [...]

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 [...]