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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

March 19, 2009: Equitas Annual Cocktail – A Sold Out Affair

For the second year in a row, it was a capacity crowd for Equitas’ Annual Cocktail on March 19. It was wonderful to see many loyal friends return and a large number of new faces who turned out to show their concern for human rights and support for Equitas. With over 200 guests attending, the

November 22, 2007: Equitas Hosts Its 3rd Annual Fundraising Cocktail With Guest Speaker Ishmael Beah

Over 200 people gathered for Equitas’ 3rd annual fundraising cocktail on November 22 where we had the great pleasure of welcoming Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier . All were moved as he spoke of the value and legacy of education and of human rights education. As a

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