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IN THE MEDIA – Breaking the taboos on homosexuality in Haiti (VICE)

Equitas alumni and partner, Charlot Jeudy (KOURAJ, Haiti) met with VICE’s Brigitte Noel while he was in Montreal. “En Haïti, la communauté LGBT est victime de discrimination et de violence. Particulièrement depuis le tremblement de terre de 2010, alors que des missionnaires auraient nourri l’homophobie avec des discours religieux. C’est en réaction à cette montée

A successful policy dialogue in Haiti to promote non-discrimination, equality and the respect of human rights

The policy dialogue, organized by Equitas and the collective Partners for Engaged Citizenship, between Government authorities and representatives from four communities in Haiti ended on May 14, 2016. Nearly 70 participants representing various government institutions and ministries, human rights defenders, and community representatives met to discuss very concrete and practical actions that can be taken

IHRTP 2016 – 90 human rights defenders arrive in Montreal

The 37th International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) is well under-way, with participants from all around the world! The 2016 IHRTP,  taking place from June 6-24 at the John Abbott College Campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, is a once in a lifetime, intensive 3-week training experience. This year, we have welcomed over 90 human rights defenders from

2016 East Africa Human Rights Program (EAHRP)

The 2016 East Africa Human Rights Program (EAHRP) took place from April 24 to May 6, 2016.  The EAHRP is a regional training program targeting participants from East African countries. Now in its 4th rendition, the two-week training session brought together twenty-six human rights workers and educators from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda,

Press Review – Regional initiative seeks to engage young people in decision making (Jordan Times)

Regional initiative seeks to engage young people in decision making By Laila Azzeh – Apr 16,2016 AMMAN — After three years of persistence to equip young Arabs to overcome challenges in their regions based on a human rights approach, the first phase of the EU-funded Mosharaka (participation) project came to an end. The programme, which

Equitas Publication – Implementing human rights projects in the Middle East and North Africa : Lessons learned and good practices

Youth Participation in Community Life Implementing human rights projects in the Middle East and North Africa : Lessons learned and good practices Year of publication: 2016 Programme: Mosharka (2012-2015) Region: Middle East and North Africa –> DOWNLOAD THIS PUBLICATION FOR FREE IN English, French or Arabic This publication is one of the main tools developed

Press Release – Equitas launches a compendium of best practices in youth community involvement under EU programme for the Middle East and North Africa

Youth committed to improving their communities EQUITAS LAUNCHES A COMPENDIUM OF BEST PRACTICES IN YOUTH COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT UNDER EU PROGRAMME FOR THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA   Tunis, April 14, 2016 – Today, Equitas and its regional partners presented the results of the EU-funded regional project Mosharka and launched a new tool to support

Oportunidad Laboral en Bogotá, Colombia

(ENGLISH FOLLOWS) Oportunidad Laboral en Bogotá, sólo para Colombianos que residen en Colombia Título: Coordinador/a Nacional de Proyecto, Bogotá – Colombia Proyecto: Fortalecimiento de la Educación en Derechos Humanos a nivel Mundial (FEDHM) Duración: Mayo 2016 – Abril 2017 (días exactos por definir) Ubicación: Bogotá, Colombia Supervisores: Oficial de Programas para Colombia (Equitas) y Directora

Equitas takes part in 10th anniversary celebrations of the TELUS Montreal Community Board

Equitas is proud to take part of the TELUS Montreal Celebration of Giving marking the 10th anniversary of the Montreal Community Board by featuring it’s Young Women Young Leaders program in the TELUS video below. Young Women, Young Leaders strengthens the active  participation of young women in civic, political and community life in Montreal. We thank

IN THE NEWS – Daily VICE Canada: : Après avoir organisé le Printemps arabe au Yémen, l’activiste Ala’a Jarban s’est réfugié à Montréal

Following his participation as guest speaker for the 2016 Equitas Montreal Gala for Human Rights, Equitas alumnus Ala’a Jarban talks to VICE about his experience and his journey. From 3m10sec.

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