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April 21, 2012: Workshop for Tel-Jeunes youth peer counsellors

On Saturday April 21, 2012, Equitas’ Jean-Sébastien Vallée and Élise Voyer facilitated workshops on the Speaking Rights toolkit with over 50 Tel-Jeunes youth aged between 12 and 17 during their provincial conference. Coming from all over the province of Quebec, these youths are working  in their schools to help their peers and contribute to developing healthy and responsible skills […]

April 15 – 21, 2012: National Volunteer Week

One of Equitas’ important resources is its team of dedicated volunteers, be they professionals who sit on the Board of Directors or offer their expertise pro bono, families who host a dinner for participants of the International Human Rights Training Program or students who volunteer their time at the office. We take this occasion to […]

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 […]

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