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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

April 13, 2011: Equitas concerned about the physical security and safety of one of its alumni in Bahrain.

Equitas is concerned about the physical security and safety of one of its alumni in Bahrain.  Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja 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.  We understand from reports from

April 8, 2011: Call for applications to the G(irls)20 Summit – Equitas partners with the Belinda Stronach Foundation

Equitas is delighted to share information with you about an innovative initiative being organized by the Belinda Stronach Foundation (BSF). The G(irls)20 Summit will be held in Paris from October 16th to 21st, 2011. It is an opportunity for young women from G20 countries to meet and discuss the importance of women’s participation in economic

March 9, 2011: Speaking Rights – up and running in Montréal!

In February, Equitas held three training sessions on its Speaking Rights program and more than 40 youth workers from twenty community organizations in Montreal participated. The participants, who were not familiar with Speaking Rights, were very enthusiastic and looking forward to implementing it. Harriet, head of youth programming in the West Island of Montreal, wrote

January 17, 2011: Regional Human Rights Training Session in West Africa – Preparations are underway!

Equitas’ partners in Cameroon, Senegal and Burkina Faso have joined efforts to plan the next session of the West African Regional Human Rights Training Session to be held in Sally-Portudal, Senegal in April 2011. The planning meeting, organized by the Burkina Equitas Network in Ouagadougou from January 17 to 19 last was an opportunity for

February 2, 2011: Winnipeg Children Play It Fair! After School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (February 2nd, 2011, Winnipeg, MB) Children in Winnipeg learn about human rights and how to be active in their communities through Play it Fair!   On February 2nd, 2011, 28 representatives of 14 different organizations providing after school programming for children and youth in Winnipeg will participate in a new training session

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