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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 […]

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 – […]

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