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July 22, 2011: Building engaged citizens and participatory democracy in Haiti

 After the devastating earthquake, Equitas’ partners in Haiti observed that conditions for the most vulnerable populations affected by the quake were deteriorating rather than improving. They reported increased violence, apathy and a lack of will to take on responsibilities for the well-being of the camps. Most importantly, the affected populations lacked the skills to tackle

July 6, 2011: Paul-André Crépeau 1926-2011

It is with great sadness that Equitas learned of the passing of Paul-André Crépeau on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the age of 85. Paul-André Crépeau, an emeritus McGill University law professor, was among the scholars, advocates and social activists who united to establish Equitas 40 years ago, then called the Canadian Human Rights Foundation.

July 8, 2011: Employment Opportunities

Equitas is currently seeking a full-time Program Officer-1 to support the implementation of its human rights education activities in Canada, including it’s Play it Fair! and Speaking Rights programs. The successful candidate will collaborate as part of the Canadian Program Team. The position is a parental leave replacement. (more) Equitas is also seeking an Education Specialist –

June 29, 2011: Equitas in the news

Several journalists came out to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue to visit Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program held in June 2011. Read/listen to their observations. Des militants des quatre coins du monde réunis à Montréal, Le Journal des Alternatives, June 29, 2011 Equitas puts equality at top of the agenda, Montreal Gazette, June 21, 2011 Interview with Executive

June 22, 2011: Equitas is concerned for one of its alumni who received a life sentence for his human rights activism in Bahrain.

Abdulhadi Al Khawaja was found guilty today by a military tribunal and sentenced to life imprisonment for his efforts to promote and protect human rights in Bahrain.  According to Frontline, who were monitoring his trial, it failed to meet internationally recognised fair trial standards.  Abdulhadi is the former President of the Bahrain Centre for Human

May 2, 2011: Middle East and North Africa: Play it Fair! goes international

A five-day Play It Fair! training took place in Lebanon in May 2011. The 18 participants are all educators with organizations working with children in Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan. This training is a collaboration between the Arabic Network for Human Rights Education and Citizenship (ANHRE), the Academy for Democratic Change and Development Studies and Equitas.

April 28, 2011: South Asia – Human Rights Education Strategy Meeting

A regional meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from April 28 to 29, 2011, with 18 participants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.   The aim of this Human Rights Education strategy meeting was to bring together IHRTP alumni, other key stakeholders in the region, as well as potential funders in order

May 10, 2011: Publication of “Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities: A Handbook for Human Rights Educators”

May 10, 2011: Publication of “Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities: A Handbook for Human Rights Educators” We are pleased to inform you that EQUITAS- International Centre for Human Rights Education and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have jointly published “Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities: A Handbook for Human

April 20, 2011: Listen to interview with Batool Al-Khawaja, daughter of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja

Listen to an interview with Batool Al-Khawaja, daughter of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, a leading human rights activist in Bahrain, who was arrested and beaten unconscious by police in the early morning of April 9, 2011. His current whereabouts and the whereabouts of his two sons-in-law arrested at the same time remain unknown. Batool’s sister, Zainab Alkhawaja,

April 15, 2011: Regional human rights education training session in Senegal

A regional human rights education training session is currently being held in Saly-Portudal in Senegal. Thirty-one participants working on diverse issues and sectors of the community are present, all with extraordinary commitment and enthusiasm. This 10-day training is the result of a close collaboration between Equitas alumni in Senegal, Cameroon and Burkina Faso. Citizen participation

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