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April 18, 2012: Speaking Rights in Lanaudière

The Equitas team was welcomed at the Café-Rencontre youth centre in Notre-Dame-des-Prairies to give a training workshop on how to use the Speaking Rights toolkit in their work with 13 to 17 year olds.  Twenty-two youth workers and coordinators from 12 youth organizations in the Lanaudière region enthusiastically took part in the training. “This training

March 30, 2012: Action Week Against Racism

In Montreal, March 19 to 25 was the Action Week Against Racism. On this occasion, Equitas’ partners in Montreal implemented activities from the Play it Fair! toolkit in order to increase children’s understanding of human rights, respect for diversity and peaceful conflict resolution. Here we can see children from the Wallaby et cie hard at

March 22, 2012: Montreal Life Stories Rencontres

Montreal Life Stories  Equitas is proud to be a part of the Montreal Life Stories Project. Based at Concordia University, the Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide, and other Human Rights Violations is a community-university research alliance which involving a team of more than 150 people and 18 partner organizations.   This oral

March 8, 2012: Asma Jahangir to receive Equitas Award for Human Rights Education

Media Advisory  Courageous Pakistani Human Rights Defender to receive Equitas Award for Human Rights Education Montreal, March 8 – Asma Jahangir has been imprisoned, kept under house arrest and received numerous death threats in her native Pakistan for her commitment to equality and human rights. In recognition of her courage and unwillingness to be silenced

February 24, 2012: Equitas’ work mentioned in Maclean’s article

Equitas’ program in the Middle East and North Africa is mentioned in this article in Maclean’s magazine

January 26, 2012: Equitas’ annual appeal: Read Aginatha Festo Rutazaa’s inspiring story

Aginatha Festo Rutazaa attended Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program in 2009. Read the story of a truly amazing woman from Tanzania who, with your support, is transforming the lives of women and children and entire communities. Aginatha’s story

January 26, 2012: What we are doing and where in the new year

What is coming up in the months ahead… We are excited to have so much happening! A team is in Nairobi, Kenya, where Equitas and our local partner will host a training for community human rights educators from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Together with our Haitian partners, we’re designing a program that will empower women

August 12, 2011: Children across Canada celebrate International Youth Day by Playing it Fair!

On or around, August 12th, approximately 2000 children across Canada will mark International Youth Day, by participating in Play it Fair! Day – a special event organized in day camps from Victoria to Charlottetown. During this day, children will learn about human rights by playing games that promote respect for diversity, cooperation, inclusion, fairness, responsibility

August 1, 2011: Toronto kids learn about human rights through play city-wide this summer

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Attention business, education and news editors Media advisory / Photo opportunity Summer day camps in Toronto and across the country are helping children to address bullying, discrimination and exclusion in their communities using Equitas’ Play it Fair! program. Toronto, August 1st: As summer camps are underway across Toronto, children from all parts

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