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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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