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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

Equitas participates in a summer course on the rights of child in Moncton

October 10, 2014 For the 3rd year in a row Equitas participated in the International Summer Course on the Rights of Child in Moncton, New Brunswick (Canada). The theme of this year’s summer course was Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child; the right to participate and be heard. This year

A warm welcome in Chisasibi, Northern Quebec

October 8, 2014 Last month, Equitas was in Chisasibi, a Cree community of approximately 5,000 persons in northern Quebec. Our staff delivered three workshops on the Play it Fair! and Speaking Rights programs. A total of 16 high school teachers and staff working directly with youth and 58 elementary teachers and support staff were trained. Equitas program officers

Application forms for the 2015 International Human Rights Training Program now available

36th annual International Human Rights Training Program, June 7 – June 26, 2015 We are delighted to announce that the application period for the 36th annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) is now open and we will be accepting applications until November 17, 2014. We look forward to another inspiring three-week program and the opportunity to meet

Human Rights Defenders Mobilize in Ivory Coast against Teen Pregnancy

September 9, 2014 Former participants of Equitas’ Regional Human Rights Training Session rallied in Gonzacqueville, Ivory Coast, to raise awareness of teen pregnancy which leads girls to cut their education short. The protest, organized by former participants of Equitas’ regional Human Rights Training Session in partnership with Equitas and the Equitas Network – Ivory Coast,

Equitas Deeply Concerned for the Health of an IHRTP Alumni Detained in Barhain

September 5, 2014 Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education – is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of a member of its alumin network, Mr. Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who is on full hunger strike since August 24th in protest against his arbitrary detention and life prison sentence. Mr. Al-Khawaja was arrested in 2011

Equitas’ Mosharka Program on Jordanian National Television

August 21, 2014 The Jordanian National TV network dedicated a quarter of an hour of its programming to Mosharka, Equitas’ human rights education program in the Middle East and North Africa. Tasneem Al-Homouze from the Arab Network for Civic Education, Equitas’ partner in Jordan, along with two of the projects’ young leaders Samah Abdelaziz and

Play it Fair! award 2014

12 August 2014: Tell us who deserves to be recognized for their work to promote children`s rights and participation using Play it Fair! in your community: Deadline for nominations is Wednesday October 15th, 2014. Nomination form for Play it Fair! award 2014

IHRTP 2014: Meeting the needs of human rights defenders

August 11, 2014 According to a survey of participants attending Equitas’ 2014 International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP), 92 % of respondents felt that the program fully met their expectations of a human rights training program. Almost all of the respondents (99 %) felt that the teaching method used by Equitas – an approach that

High Voltage Vintage Trouble Show Energizes Equitas and its Human Rights Defenders!

July 9, 2014 Vintage Trouble, the acclaimed band that has been winning fans on both sides of the Atlantic, delivered a high voltage, electric live performance at the Corona Virgin Mobile Theatre, in Montreal, on July 3. The show, which human rights educators had been waiting for months to see was a benefit concert for

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