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July 9, 2013:Young Women, Young Leaders

New program in Montreal Young Women, Young Leaders (YWYL), strengthens the active  participation of young women in civic, political and community life in Montreal. YWYL supports community action projects, led by young women that address issues that most affect them in their daily lives, with the collaboration of Equitas and a strong network of community […]

June 11, 2013 : International Human Rights Training Program in the news

Ian Hamilton, Executive Director of Equitas, and Massoud Akka were interviewed on CTV news.  Massoud Akka is attending Equitas’  International Human Rights Training Program. He is the  former President of the Media Freedoms Committee of the Syrian Journalists Association. He trains journalists working in conflict zones and reports monthly on the state of  freedom of […]

June 7, 2013: International Children’s Day celebrated in Algeria using activities from Equitas’ Play it Fair! program.

A few days ago, several organizations working with children in Algiers brought together over 300 children to celebrate International Children’s Day. For the occasion, they played several games from the toolkit: Around the World with a Hula Hoop, The Noisiest Game in the World, and Fishing for Rights and Responsibilities! “The kids loved the Noisiest […]

April 29, 2013: Fundraising goal reached….surpassed…We applaud YOU!

We are excited and proud of all that we do, but we know one thing for sure: we cannot do it without you.  Thanks you your generosity, we surpassed our fundraising goal for fiscal year 2012-2013, raising $170,000 – a 30% increase from last year! These funds, which you directly contributed to, can be used […]

April 29, 2013: Follow us on Twitter !

Follow us on Twitter [link] to read inspiring stories on the transformative power of human rights values at work in our global network and in the many Canadian communities we work in. We hope this platform can give a voice to partners, donors and supporters like you who make our work possible. It will also […]

April 22, 2013: Saluting our volunteers during National Volunteer Week

On the occasion of National Volunteer Week (April 21 to 27, 2013), Equitas would like to say thank you to all of our hardworking, dedicated volunteers who give their time so generously. Thank you to our Board, Committee and Honorary Board Members. Thank you as well to the over 20 volunteers who gave over 600 […]

March 25, 2013: Training for Youth Trainers in Delhi, India

More than 30 youth trainers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, The Maldives, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam and Sri Lanka participated in a 5-day training for youth trainers in Delhi, India. This training session was organized by the Human Rights Unit of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth Youth Programme – Asia Centre and in collaboration with Ministry of […]

April 5, 2013: Playing it Fair in Algeria

Equitas staff members have just returned from Algeria where we are working in partnership the Algerian Network for the Defence of Children’s Rights (NADA) in order to implement Equitas’ Play it Fair program in Algeria. ” The project aims to build the capacity of schools to promote positive human rights values, such as non-discrimination and […]

February 14, 2013: Levelling the playing field: Building equality and inclusion through games

Equitas staff participated in a webinar organized by Cities of Migration, a Maytree Foundation initiative which seeks to improve the integration of urban migrants in cities around the world through the exchange of successful practices and learning activities. Equitas’  Play it Fair! program was featured as a good practice using the power of games to […]

December 10, 2012: Aimia announces sponsorship of Equitas

In recognition of International Human Rights Day, Aimia, a global leader in loyalty management, announced its sponsorship of Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program. This new relationship will foster trust and reciprocity, the fundamental principles underlying Aimia’s social purpose efforts. “Like Aimia, we believe empowering people with the knowledge and skills to promote human rights […]

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