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October 21, 2010: Equitas Launches New Program For Youth

Speaking Rights is a new Equitas program that engages 13-17 year old youth in exploring human rights issues and identifying strategies to combat discrimination and exclusion while promoting respect for diversity. The program centers on the active participation of youth by developing their ability to discuss issues that are important to them and to work

September 19, 2010: First Regional East Africa Human Rights Training Progam

“After more than 10 months of planning, generating ideas and proposals to conduct the East African Human Rights Program in Nairobi…it’s real…it’s happening now, as a group of six dynamic facilitators are out here engaging in this tremendous discourse with 31 human rights defenders from East Africa on human rights education for action.”  So wrote

August 12, 2010: Lachine celebrates International Youth Day with Play It Fair!

Enthusiasm was running high on International Youth Day when more than 100 children between the ages of 6 and 12 geared up at the Parc Lasalle Day Camp in Lachine to participate in the second annual Play It Fair! event – an initiative of Equitas. On this day, more than 4,000 children in 6 cities

June 22, 2010: Equitas Supporters Join Human Rights Defenders at the International Human Rights Training Program

Earlier this summer, Equitas hosted an Open House for partners and some of our long-time donors to spend a full day at the International Human Rights Training Program, Equitas’ cornerstone program. Our guests were introduced to the program and were given the opportunity to join the participants in a session where they simulated the monitoring

June 14, 2010: 31st Annual International Human Rights Training Program

For the 31st year in a row, Equitas welcomed 127 human rights defenders and educators from over 60 countries to its one of a kind training program. The International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) took place from June 6 to June 25 at John Abbott College in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. The participants, courageous and dynamic individuals working

March 21, 2010: Margaret Sekaggya joins Equitas Honorary Board

Equitas is pleased to announce that Margaret Sekaggya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders has accepted our invitation to serve on Equitas’ Honorary Board. As member of the Honorary Board, Mrs. Sekaggya joins a group of distinguished individuals who are committed to Equitas’ mission of advancing equality, social justice and

March 18, 2010: Phil Fontaine Receives The Equitas Award For Human Rights Education

Phil Fontaine, Canada’s foremost aboriginal leader of his generation has become the first recipient of the Equitas Award for Human Rights Education. The award, which recognizes and celebrates exceptional contributions made in the field of human rights education, was presented to Fontaine on March 18, 2010 at a gala cocktail event in Montréal. The award

February 14, 2010: First Sub-Regional Human Rights Training Session In Francophone West Africa

The first sub-regional Human Rights Training Session (HRTS) in francophone West Africa was held from February 14 to 26, 2010 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. During the two-week workshop, 30 human rights activists from Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Senegal actively participated in the training, learning how to implement effective human rights education activities. “We owe the

December 9, 2009: Phil Fontaine To Receive First Annual Equitas Award For Human Rights Education

Montréal – In honour of tomorrow’s international Human Rights Day, Equitas is pleased to announce that Phil Fontaine is the first recipient of the Equitas Award for Human Rights Education. This new annual juried award recognizes and celebrates exceptional contributions made in the field of human rights education. The award will be presented to Mr.

May 11, 2009: Equitas wins 2009 Québec Citizenship Award

On May 11, 2009, Equitas was awarded the Anne Greenup Prize at this year’s Prix Québécois de la citoyenneté at the National Assembly in Québec City. Awarded annually, the Anne Greenup prize recognizes contributions to the fight against racism by a non-profit organization in Québec. The prize was presented by Yolande James, Minister of Immigration

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