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Equitas Celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a document that outlines basic human rights and freedoms that are to be afforded to all. It was drafted by a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. One of its co-drafters, John P. Humphrey, also co-founded Equitas

Profile of a past IHRTP participant: Christoph Ndouye helps refugee communities in Senegal

  Christoph Ndouye, a recent participant in Equitas’ 39th International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP), works to improve living conditions for refugees in Senegal.   Ndouye was a program officer for Dynamique de paix en Casamance for three years before moving on to La Caritas where he works as a project animator. His role is to help

Equitas is currently accepting applications to the 2019 IHRTP!

  It’s that time of year again! Equitas is currently accepting applications to the 40th edition of its International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP)–a three-week program designed to equip human rights educators with knowledge and tools that they can then take back to their communities.     Participants are accompanied by experienced facilitators who help them

Pia Marin raises funds for Equitas for her birthday

For her birthday this year, Pia Marin decided she didn’t want to receive any more material items, so instead of birthday gifts, she is asking her friends and family to make donations to Equitas, so that other women and children can be provided with the opportunities that she has been granted. Pia chose Equitas as

Human Rights Educator Sang Hnin Lian on his Experience at the IHRTP and his Work at the Chin Human Rights Organization

  Over the past 17 years, four human rights defenders from the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) have attended Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP). The latest attendee is Sang Hnin Lian, who participated in the program this past June.   Based in Burma/Myanmar, the CHRO consists of four programs: The Indigenous Peoples Development

Vandita Morarka Seeks to Build Compassionate Youth Social Leadership in India through NGO One Future Collective

Vandita Morarka couldn’t find an organization that fit the work she wanted to do, so she started one of her own. The Mumbai-born feminist brought One Future Collective  – a nonprofit that encourages us to lead, advocate and inspire – into the world just six months ago.     The goal? To use art, education, intervention

Assessing how to make the IHRTP as accessible as possible

This year’s International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP)  welcomed seven participants and one co-facilitator that work to defend the rights of people with disabilities in their regions. Among them, four have disabilities that motivate them to advocate for more visibility and accessibility, as well as to demand the same basic human rights that are naturally

Soinette Désir, International Human Rights Training Program Co-Facilitator and Past Participant Advocates for Women and Girls with Disabilities in Haiti

  For over 10 years, Soinette Désir has been working to increase visibility and demand basic human rights for women living with a disability in Haiti through the nonprofit organization l’Union des femmes à mobilité reduite en Haiti (UFMORH) (Union for Women with Reduced Mobility in Haiti).   Her inspiration comes from a place of personal

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,

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