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YMCA of Greater Vancouver wins National Play It Fair! Award 2018

    Equitas is pleased to announce that the YMCA of Greater Vancouver – Healthy Child Development Team, is the winner of the Equitas Play It Fair! Award 2018. Each year, Equitas acknowledges the great contribution of a Canadian organization, school or municipality by presenting them with the Play it Fair! Award. This year, Equitas

VIDEO – Human Rights Defenders Ask Everyone to #StandUp4HumanRights for UDHR 70th

At Equitas, we work to defend the rights outline in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) every day through our transformative education programs. John P. Humphrey, who co-drafted the UDHR, was one of the founders of Equitas back in 1967. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UDHR today, December 10th, we decided to

In Case You Missed It: Freedom and Equality for All – A Successful Event!

On November 21, Equitas held a fundraising event to celebrate the 70thanniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – a document upon which Equitas bases its work.   Equitas would like to thank all the sponsors, partners and friends who participated in our annual event. Your participation made it a real success. We take

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

Pia Marin raises funds for Equitas for her birthday

For her birthday this year, Pia Marin decided she didn’t want to receive any more material items, so instead of birthday gifts, she is asking her friends and family to make donations to Equitas, so that other women and children can be provided with the opportunities that she has been granted. Pia chose Equitas as

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

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