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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

Social change starts in Montreal at Equitas’ human rights training!

All around the world, human rights defenders are beginning to pack their bags and plan their flights to Canada. While many have had their visas booked for a long time, some are just now finalizing their travel arrangements to join more than 90 other human rights leaders in Montreal. They are all taking part in

Share your table with courageous human rights defenders from around the world!

On June 9, open your Montreal home to human rights defenders for one evening!     Does the cultural diversity of our world peak your interest? Do you enjoy intercultural exchanges? Are you passionate about human rights and what we can do to make the world a better place?     Every Summer, 100 human

Equitas’ 50th Anniversary Fundraiser: a Great Success!

On March 29, 2017, Equitas hosted its annual fundraising event in support of our education and awareness programs for youth and human rights defenders in Canada and worldwide. The dynamic guests who filled the room, the exceptional venue and delicious food, the portable photo-booth, the fabulous DJ…it was such a positive outcome! THANK YOU to

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education in Montreal, Canada

  CALL FOR WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS and PAPER PROPOSALS   The International Conference on Human Rights Education (ICHRE) is the forum for practitioners, policy-makers and academics to explore innovative education solutions to global challenges. This 3.5-day conference will assemble 300 participants from all over the world for practical workshops and insightful sessions featuring the latest tools, knowledge

Equitas welcomes the creation of the new Inclusion Fund

Equitas welcomes the Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec announcement for the establishment of the Inclusion fund, a philanthropic fund of more that $3.5 million supported by Quebec’s financial community. This new fund will in part support Equitas’ education and awareness programs for Quebec youth to build an environment free of discrimination and

Equitas stands in solidarity with the Muslim community

Equitas stands in solidarity with the Muslim community and calls for coming together in unity, in responsibility and in dialogue. The horrific shooting in Sainte-Foy (Québec) yesterday reminds us that no country is immune from the cancerous effects of discrimination, hate and violence. At Equitas, our condolences go out to the family and friends of

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education in Montreal, Canada

An international forum to explore human rights education solutions to global challenges The International Conference on Human Rights Education (ICHRE) is the forum for practitioners, policy-makers and academics to explore innovative education solutions to global challenges. This 3.5-day conference will assemble 300 participants from all over the world for practical workshops and insightful sessions featuring

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