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June 27, 2014: 81 Human Rights Defenders Completed their Training in Montreal

Today, 81 Human Rights Defenders from 49 countries completed their training at the 35th edition of the International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP).They now join a community of more than 3,500 alumni in 100 countries that Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education has trained over the years. The IHRTP is a three-week program

June 20, 2014: Aimia’s Common Good Team presents its recommentations to improve Equitas efficiency

As part of Aimia‘s ongoing collaboration with Equitas, a group of five Aimia employees spent a week at Equitas’ Montreal office to find solutions to improve the efficiency of the organization in different ways. Each employee of the Common Good Team came from a different part of the world and was chosen for their specific

June 19, 2014: Vintage Trouble returns to Montreal on July 3 to benefit Equitas

Vintage Trouble, the acclaimed band that has been winning fans on both sides of the Atlantic with its electric live performances and catchy grooves, returns to Montreal on July 3 for a benefit concert on behalf of Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education. Vintage Trouble’s live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth’d, pelvis-pushing juke music will be

Equitas welcomes Aimia’s Common Good Team!

Equitas staff is proud to  welcome the Common Good Team, a special “task force” comprised of some of the most skilled, creative and generous employees of Aimia.  Aimia is the proud corporate supporter of  Equitas’International Human Rights Training Program taking place now in Montreal (June 8 to 27). The team will be working at the Equitas office from June 16 to 20, to conduct an audit of Equitas’ current capabilities, to think of creative, realistic and affordable

June 6, 2014: Equitas attending the 54th Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

 The 54th Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) is being held in Victoria, British Columbia from June 5 to 7, 2014. Equitas is a member of the Sectoral Commission on Education of CCUNESCO. Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Education Specialist at Equitas and Angie Mapara Osachoff, regional coordinator of Equitas in British Columbia and

Enjoy a unique intercultural experience! Host a dinner for human rights educators in your home

Approximately a hundred human rights educators from more than 60 countries participate in the International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) held every year at John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. Now in its 35th year, the IHRTP provides the participants with a unique opportunity to further their understanding of human rights and of the essential role

June 4, 2014: City of Toronto receives the Equitas Play it Fair! Award

The City of Toronto – Department of Parks, Forestry and Recreation have much to celebrate as they receive the national Equitas Play it Fair! Award. This award recognizes innovation, creativity and exceptional contributions made in the field of children’s rights and participation.   Play it Fair! activities have been integrated into 130 summer camps, 32

May 28, 2014: Nobel Prize Muhammad Yunus receives Equitas Award for Human Rights Education

Today, Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus, Laureate of the 2011 Equitas Award for Human Rights Education, finally received his award as he attended a ceremony hosted by Equitas’ corporate sponsor Aimia, in Montreal. He took the opportunity to share some reflections on the link between human rights education and his groundbreaking  work on microfinance and

May 27, 2014: The Ruth Selwyn Bursary to be awarded to a women’s rights defender in Laos

Equitas is proud to announce that it will be awarding the 2014 Ruth Selwyn Bursary to Inthana Bouphasavanh, a very active leader in Laos in the field of women’s rights. For the past three years, she has developed and designed trainings for the Association for Development of Women and Legal Education (ADWLE), an organization that

May 26, 2014: Tanzanians Showing Great Interest in New Equitas Project

Equitas staff is in Tanzania right now to initiate a new project to reinforce the protection of children and youth rights. Activities will take place at both national and community levels. Children and youth in three communities will be equipped to lead community initiatives designed to reduce violence, advance gender equality and ensure greater respect

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