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A Speaking Rights Community Action Project opening up a larger a discussion on an important social issue, sexual assault in schools

  One of the Speaking Rights Community Action Projects, undertaken by Juste pour Elles, a group made up of girls between the ages of 12 and 16 from the Maison d’Haïti, led to the creation of an awareness booklet 100% Hers: My Choices, My Limits (100% Elles : mes choix mes limites) on various issues

Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program brings people together to promote social change

  Approximately 100 human rights defenders from around the globe will be congregating in Montreal on June 10 for a three-week training program organized by Equitas every year. The International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) is an unmatched experience during which human rights educators learn to be more effective in their work. Facilitated by former participants, the

Speaking Rights Changemakers: Transforming communities coast to coast to coast

  “As participants of the 2017 Speaking Rights Changemakers Forum, we are transforming communities coast to coast to coast.  Our collective goals are to: create positive change; ensure that youth voices are heard by decision-makers and community members; encourage diversity; build more inclusive communities; support youth empowerment; take action; increase youth engagement, and to raise awareness of the problems youth face.”   Youth leaders

Thank you to everyone involved for making the 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education such a success!

  3.5 days, 300 participants, 58 countries represented, 70 workshops and plenaries, 6,628 messages exchanged on the Conference App, 701 posts on the Conference hashtag #ICHRE2017 and over 10 million people reached on Twitter alone….    How can we capture the spirit of the many memorable moments that happened at the International Conference on Human

Frank And Oak teams up with Equitas for its new And* campaign promoting inclusion and diversity

Frank And Oak teams up with Equitas as it launches its new collection And*. Each garment was made in collaboration with Montreal’s Petites-Mains, an organization that helps immigrant women break out of social isolation and integrate the workforce.   5$ of every purchase from the And* collection will go to Equitas.   The new And*

EMSB’s Before and After School Enriched Daycare program wins National Play It Fair! Award 2017 for exceptional work with children and youth.

Equitas is pleased to announce that the English Montreal School Board’s (EMSB) Before and After School Enriched (B.A.S.E.) Daycare program is the winner of the Equitas Play It Fair! Award 2017.  Each year around National Child Day (November 20th), Equitas acknowledges the great contribution of a Canadian organization, school or municipality by presenting them with the Play it Fair! Award. This year, Equitas is proud to

Contest – Speaking Rights Youth Changemakers

    An Opportunity for Canadian Youth to become Speaking Rights Youth Changemakers   Participate in the Speaking Rights Youth Changemakers Forum in Montreal from November 30th to December 3rd, 2017 Deadline to submit your application : Sunday September 24th, 11:59pm (Local Time in Montreal, QC).     More than 2000 young people are working with

The Equitas international human rights educators network grows with 92 new members!

  The 2017 edition of Equitas’ International human rights training program (IHRTP) is now over! With their newly acquired competencies and skills, 92 human rights leaders are now ready to tackle the next step in their work as human rights defenders, and effectively contribute to peace, security and the creation of a more equal and

Salie Thiam, women’s rights changemaker, receives Ruth Selwyn bursary

Salie Thiam in Montreal, Canada (June 2017)   Every year, Equitas – in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada – offers the prestigious Ruth Selwyn bursary to one of 100 participants attending its International human rights training program (IHRTP). This bursary recognizes the participant’s work in the promotion and protection of women’s rights. The bursary honours Ruth

Canadian youth changemakers in Montreal for the Speaking Rights National Training

The participants of the 2017 Speaking Rights National Training   On May 5, 6 and 7, 2017, Equitas invited youth ambassadors aged 14 – 25 years old and staff members from over 15 community partner organizations from across Canada. The 40 changemakers gathered at Sid Lee’s 8 Queen Creative Space in Montreal for a three-day

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