Equitas deplores the attack at Charlie Hebdo
January 8, 2015 Equitas condemns the terrorist attack which took place in Paris on Wednesday targeting the French weekly newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. Twelve persons died in the shooting, including eight staff of the paper. Whether or not we agree with the editorial choices of this satirical publication, it is impossible to remain unmoved by such […]
Equitas is presently accepting applications for the following internships: Human Right Education Internship: The intern will work as part of the education unit for Equitas’ human rights education projects and other related support activities. He/she will work with education and program staff on different tasks related to the 5-year review of the International Human Rights […]
Celebrating International Human Rights Day – View photos of the work of our alumni
On this December 10, 2014, Human Rights Day, Equitas salutes all human rights defenders and educators working around the world to promote and protect human rights. We also have the pleasure of announcing the winner of our 2014 Photo Contest. We asked our program alumni to submit photos that documented, through images and stories, the […]
Community Forum in Gressier, Haiti: a genuine success for the people!
December 1, 2014 A first Community Forum took place on November 23 and 24 in Gressier (Haiti) with the theme “Moving towards inclusive citizen participation in Gressier.” This was part of the activities of the Promotion of an Engaged Citizenship program in Haiti carried out in a collaboration between Equitas, GAAR (Groupe d’Appui aux Rapatriés […]
A Workshop on Human Rights Education draws 250 people
November 27, 2014 A workshop given during the World Human Rights Forum, in Marrakesh, Morocco, and co-facilitated by Equitas and UNESCO attracted more than 250 people on Friday. The participants were all members of Moroccan and international human rights organizations related. The objective of the workshop was to discuss the effectiveness and sustainability of human […]
Equitas at the Youth Forum of Pikine (Senegal)
November 25, 2014 The Youth Forum organized by Equitas and Rencontre africaine pour la défense des droits de l’Homme (RADDHO) was being held on November 25, in Pikine, Senegal. A total of 98 youth from Pikine, Thiès and Dakar participated in this event. Its objective is to create a new space for dialogue and networking, […]
A Play it Fair! educator receives a Peace Medal!
November 21, 2014 Cynthia Silvestriadis, a dedicated educator who’s been promoting children’s rights through the Play it Fair! program at the Dawson Community College Centre in Montreal just received a Peace medal (Youth Peacemaker category) from the YMCAs of Quebec Foundation. These medals are awarded every year to celebrate ordinary people or groups from Quebec […]
Equitas celebrates National Child Day and receives the 2014 Rights and Freedoms Award
November 20, 2014 Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education is proud to celebrate National Child Day with its Play it Fair! postcard campaign which saw the participation of thousands of youth across the country and helped to increase their knowledge of human rights, respect for diversity and skills needed to resolve conflicts peacefully. The […]
The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region receives the 2014 Play it Fair! Award
November 19, 2014 To mark National Child Day and the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Equitas is pleased to announce that the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, will be receiving the 2014 Play it Fair! Award in Ottawa on November 20. Every year, this award recognizes local innovation, creativity and […]
Read our 2013-2014 Annual Report
Equitas continued its proud tradition as a catalyst for positive social change in Canada and around the world. Over a thousand human rights defenders and educators from around the world and close to 100,000 Canadian children and youth were reached by Equitas programs in that period alone. Download the 2013-2014 Annual Report.