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New Play it Fair! video shows how children see their rights

November 17, 2014 What do children’s rights mean to you? Kids who participate in Play it Fair! activities know them well and show it in this fun and inspiring video! The release coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Celebration of National Child Day in Canada […]

Online conversation on youth participation – Share your experience with us!

November 14, 2014 Youth have lots of ideas, but often lack the space and resources to present them and put them into action.  Therefore, it is important to involve youth at different levels of decision-making.  At the last International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) in Montreal, we initiated this conversation by discussing barriers to youth […]

Send a Play it Fair! postcard to the Prime minister of Canada

November 13, 2014 Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by sending a postcard to Parliament! Article 12 of the CRC states that all children have the right to express themselves and be heard. Purpose of the postcard To promote children’s participation by encouraging them to share their ideas […]

A human rights defender assassinated in Yemen

November 3, 2014 It is with deep sorrow that we learnt of the assassination of Dr. Mohammed Abdulmalik al-Mutawakil, a strong human rights defender and an opposition leader in Yemen. Dr. al-Mutawakil was the father of two women deeply involved in Equitas’ work : Qobol, an IHRTP alumna, and Antelak, co-founder of the Youth Leadership […]

A successful day of discussions at the Maison d’Haïti

October 31, 2014 Maison d’Haïti, a Montreal organization dedicated to the education and integration of immigrants and immigrant families, hosted over fifty members of the Haitian community last Saturday, October 25. Parents, community workers and representatives of youth protection services and other organizations working with children were invited to speak about the issues involved in […]

Return to Tanzania!

October 28, 2014 Members of the Equitas team are back in Moshi, in the beautiful Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, to conduct a baseline data collection on human rights in the region. This study, conducted in partnership with the Tusonge Community Development Organization, will serve as a baseline for measuring the progress that will be made […]

Equitas in the world (2013-2014)

October 23, 2014 This map gives a good overview of the geographical distribution of Equitas’ activities around the world. The countries shown in blue are countries in which Equitas programs were being implemented in 2013-2014. The countries in green show the country of origin of the participants of Equitas’ 2013 International Programme for Human Rights […]

Haïti: sources of change

October 20, 2014 The Engaged Citizenship project in Haiti, implemented by over 20 Haitian civil society organizations in partnership with Equitas and GARR, has led to impressive and tangible results. The Equitas team recently visited three Haitian communities (Gressier, La Victoire and Thomassique) involved in the project and observed how each community had found creative […]

Equitas supports the United Way… and tries to pull a jet!

October 17, 2014 On September 13, members from the Equitas British Columbia (BC) office supported the United Way of the Lower Mainland with the launch of their annual campaign. With support from UPS the launch included a Jet Pull, where teams of 15 participants put their muscle to the test as they tried to pull […]

Equitas to receive the 2014 Rights and Freedoms Prize

October 14, 2014 Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education has been awarded the 2014 Rights and Freedoms Prize  by the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse du Québec (CDPDJ). This prize recognizes an individual or an organization that makes a significant contribution to the defense and promotion […]

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