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Call for nominations – Play it Fair! Award

On November 20, 2018, Equitas will be celebrating National Child Day and will announce the winner of this year’s Play it Fair! Award.     Each year, the Award recognizes individuals or groups for their exceptional contributions made in the field of children’s rights, promoting children’s participation using Play it Fair!. We are looking for nominations

Amplify children’s voices!

Join Equitas to celebrate National Child Day on November 20, 2018    National Child Day, marked every year on November 20, is a day dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the rights of children and youth. Celebrated since 1993, National Child Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (November 20,

Equitas Celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a document that outlines basic human rights and freedoms that are to be afforded to all. It was drafted by a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. One of its co-drafters, John P. Humphrey, also co-founded Equitas

Profile of a past IHRTP participant: Christoph Ndouye helps refugee communities in Senegal

  Christoph Ndouye, a recent participant in Equitas’ 39th International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP), works to improve living conditions for refugees in Senegal.   Ndouye was a program officer for Dynamique de paix en Casamance for three years before moving on to La Caritas where he works as a project animator. His role is to help

Equitas is currently accepting applications to the 2019 IHRTP!

  It’s that time of year again! Equitas is currently accepting applications to the 40th edition of its International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP)–a three-week program designed to equip human rights educators with knowledge and tools that they can then take back to their communities.     Participants are accompanied by experienced facilitators who help them

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*

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