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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 […]

May 12, 2014: Important information for those attending the 2014 international Human Rights Training Program

35th annual International Human Rights Training Program, June 8 – June 27, 2014 IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS TRAINING PROGRAM Dear friends, In a short time, we will meet in Montreal! If you have not already done so, please send us an update about your visa situation. Before you begin […]

March 18, 2014: Rights defenders from Yemen and British Columbia recognized in Toronto and Montreal

Human rights abuses are grabbing international headlines from Syria to Uganda. In a few weeks, the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda will be another painful reminder of what can happen when human rights violations go unchecked. In Canada, we have our own struggles with diversity, exclusion, violence and addressing the injustices faced by […]

Speaking Rights youth event in Montreal! 27 March 2014

Equitas is pleased to invite you to the second edition of the Speaking Rights youth event in Montreal! Over 150 youths will gathered at this event to share their learnings about their youth engagement project. Come and discuss with them! On the menu: Creative projects, dynamic youths, DJ, circus, live music, food and drinks! http://www.equitas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Invitation-2014_ENG.pdf

EQUITAS GALA COCKTAIL

2014 Equitas Gala Cocktails Honouring the recipients of the Equitas Award for Human Rights Education The Award recognizes individuals or non-governmental organizations working in Canada or internationally, who have made a tangible and exceptional contribution to the advancement of equality, social justice, peace and respect for human dignity through education programs. This year, two recipients […]

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