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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 […]

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

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