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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

September 29, 2010: New Programs in the Middle East and North Africa

Citizenship Education in the Middle East and North Africa: A path to sustainable democracy, peace and security  In the political systems in the Arab world, a citizen’s role is generally reduced to his or her allegiance to the State. The notion of citizenship is interpreted restrictively and the full rights of citizens are not recognized.

October 21, 2010: Equitas Launches New Program For Youth

Speaking Rights is a new Equitas program that engages 13-17 year old youth in exploring human rights issues and identifying strategies to combat discrimination and exclusion while promoting respect for diversity. The program centers on the active participation of youth by developing their ability to discuss issues that are important to them and to work

September 19, 2010: First Regional East Africa Human Rights Training Progam

“After more than 10 months of planning, generating ideas and proposals to conduct the East African Human Rights Program in Nairobi…it’s real…it’s happening now, as a group of six dynamic facilitators are out here engaging in this tremendous discourse with 31 human rights defenders from East Africa on human rights education for action.”  So wrote

August 12, 2010: Lachine celebrates International Youth Day with Play It Fair!

Enthusiasm was running high on International Youth Day when more than 100 children between the ages of 6 and 12 geared up at the Parc Lasalle Day Camp in Lachine to participate in the second annual Play It Fair! event – an initiative of Equitas. On this day, more than 4,000 children in 6 cities

June 22, 2010: Equitas Supporters Join Human Rights Defenders at the International Human Rights Training Program

Earlier this summer, Equitas hosted an Open House for partners and some of our long-time donors to spend a full day at the International Human Rights Training Program, Equitas’ cornerstone program. Our guests were introduced to the program and were given the opportunity to join the participants in a session where they simulated the monitoring

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