Forty Years of Human Rights: Gender and Sexual Rights Past and Present
In 1979, John Humphrey, co-founder of Equitas and co-author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was working on a small project to teach human rights law from his cottage in Prince Edward’s Island. Forty years later, the International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) has grown to welcome almost 100 participants a year, building an
Equitas celebrates 40 years of empowerment through human rights education
Starting June 9, Equitas will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of its International Human Rights Training Program, bringing together to Montreal 100 human rights defenders from across the globe. Aimed at better promoting and empowering human rights through education around the world, the International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) offers practical workshops to human
A Campaign for the Rights of LGBTI People in Haiti
To mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia held every May 17, Equitas and Kouraj – a Haitian organization fighting for the rights of LGBTI people – invite all Haitians to support the Together for Equality national campaign. Thirty civil society organizations and government institutions have joined this national campaign to denounce all forms
YMCA of Greater Vancouver wins National Play It Fair! Award 2018
Equitas is pleased to announce that the YMCA of Greater Vancouver – Healthy Child Development Team, is the winner of the Equitas Play It Fair! Award 2018. Each year, Equitas acknowledges the great contribution of a Canadian organization, school or municipality by presenting them with the Play it Fair! Award. This year, Equitas
VIDEO – Human Rights Defenders Ask Everyone to #StandUp4HumanRights for UDHR 70th
At Equitas, we work to defend the rights outline in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) every day through our transformative education programs. John P. Humphrey, who co-drafted the UDHR, was one of the founders of Equitas back in 1967. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UDHR today, December 10th, we decided to
In Case You Missed It: Freedom and Equality for All – A Successful Event!
On November 21, Equitas held a fundraising event to celebrate the 70thanniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – a document upon which Equitas bases its work. Equitas would like to thank all the sponsors, partners and friends who participated in our annual event. Your participation made it a real success. We take
Amplify children’s voices!
Join Equitas to celebrate National Child Day on November 20, 2018 National Child Day, marked every year on November 20, is a day dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the rights of children and youth. Celebrated since 1993, National Child Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (November 20,
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