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,
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.