How a past IHRTP participant is using his newfound skills to help the LGBTQI+ community in Ghana
With the 39th annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) just around the corner, we decided to speak to some of last year’s participants to learn how their work has progressed through their involvement in the program. It’s amazing to see that every year, participants come out of the IHRTP with a
Important Milestones for Women Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Seventy years ago, in 1948, the United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – a document that contains 30 articles of rights that promote human dignity, equality and serve to end discrimination in all forms. The document was collectively drafted by people all over the world, one of which being Equitas co-founder,
A Speaking Rights Community Action Project opening up a larger a discussion on an important social issue, sexual assault in schools
One of the Speaking Rights Community Action Projects, undertaken by Juste pour Elles, a group made up of girls between the ages of 12 and 16 from the Maison d’Haïti, led to the creation of an awareness booklet 100% Hers: My Choices, My Limits (100% Elles : mes choix mes limites) on various issues
Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program brings people together to promote social change
Approximately 100 human rights defenders from around the globe will be congregating in Montreal on June 10 for a three-week training program organized by Equitas every year. The International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) is an unmatched experience during which human rights educators learn to be more effective in their work. Facilitated by former participants, the
A Network of Women Mobilizes the Community to Denounce Rape in Senegal
In the Senegalese city of Pikine, a group of women is coming together to help the victims of violence and rape to denounce their aggressors. Penda Ndiaye is one of these women leaders working to make their communities safer and more egalitarian.
Children driving change in their communities in Colombia
Through games based on human rights values, children from Soacha motivated adults to reflect and take actions to encourage meaningful youth participation at home and in their community.
In Haiti, the Town of Thomassique Pitches in to Help Those Living with a Disability
Thanks to the co-operation between local leaders and a dedicated mayor, the Haitian town of Thomassique is organizing for inclusion and the rights of people living with a disability.
Big questions – Alice Nderitu: A Woman’s Journey for Human Rights
Alice Nderitu sat down with Equitas ahead of International Women's Day to talk women in peacemaking, allowing oneself to be vulnerable and the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights.
Speaking Rights Changemakers: Transforming communities coast to coast to coast
“As participants of the 2017 Speaking Rights Changemakers Forum, we are transforming communities coast to coast to coast. Our collective goals are to: create positive change; ensure that youth voices are heard by decision-makers and community members; encourage diversity; build more inclusive communities; support youth empowerment; take action; increase youth engagement, and to raise awareness of the problems youth face.” Youth leaders
Thank you to everyone involved for making the 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education such a success!
3.5 days, 300 participants, 58 countries represented, 70 workshops and plenaries, 6,628 messages exchanged on the Conference App, 701 posts on the Conference hashtag #ICHRE2017 and over 10 million people reached on Twitter alone…. How can we capture the spirit of the many memorable moments that happened at the International Conference on Human