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June 22, 2011: Equitas is concerned for one of its alumni who received a life sentence for his human rights activism in Bahrain.

Abdulhadi Al Khawaja was found guilty today by a military tribunal and sentenced to life imprisonment for his efforts to promote and protect human rights in Bahrain.  According to Frontline, who were monitoring his trial, it failed to meet internationally recognised fair trial standards.  Abdulhadi is the former President of the Bahrain Centre for Human […]

June 6, 2011: Opening of the 32nd annual International Human Rights Training Program

100 human rights educators and defenders from over 50 countries have now arrived in Montreal to participate in the 32nd annual of Equitas’ annual International Human Rights Training Program from June 5 to June 24. The participants, chosen from over 800 applications, come to the program to deepen their understanding of human rights education, to […]

May 2, 2011: Middle East and North Africa: Play it Fair! goes international

A five-day Play It Fair! training took place in Lebanon in May 2011. The 18 participants are all educators with organizations working with children in Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan. This training is a collaboration between the Arabic Network for Human Rights Education and Citizenship (ANHRE), the Academy for Democratic Change and Development Studies and Equitas. […]

April 28, 2011: South Asia – Human Rights Education Strategy Meeting

A regional meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from April 28 to 29, 2011, with 18 participants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.   The aim of this Human Rights Education strategy meeting was to bring together IHRTP alumni, other key stakeholders in the region, as well as potential funders in order […]

May 10, 2011: Publication of “Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities: A Handbook for Human Rights Educators”

May 10, 2011: Publication of “Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities: A Handbook for Human Rights Educators” We are pleased to inform you that EQUITAS- International Centre for Human Rights Education and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have jointly published “Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities: A Handbook for Human […]

April 20, 2011: Listen to interview with Batool Al-Khawaja, daughter of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja

Listen to an interview with Batool Al-Khawaja, daughter of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, a leading human rights activist in Bahrain, who was arrested and beaten unconscious by police in the early morning of April 9, 2011. His current whereabouts and the whereabouts of his two sons-in-law arrested at the same time remain unknown. Batool’s sister, Zainab Alkhawaja, […]

April 15, 2011: Regional human rights education training session in Senegal

A regional human rights education training session is currently being held in Saly-Portudal in Senegal. Thirty-one participants working on diverse issues and sectors of the community are present, all with extraordinary commitment and enthusiasm. This 10-day training is the result of a close collaboration between Equitas alumni in Senegal, Cameroon and Burkina Faso. Citizen participation […]

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