Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program brings people together to promote social change
Approximately 100 human rights defenders from around the globe will be congregating in Montreal on June 10 for a three-week training program organized by Equitas every year. The International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) is an unmatched experience during which human rights educators learn to be more effective in their work. Facilitated by former participants, the
A Network of Women Mobilizes the Community to Denounce Rape in Senegal
In the Senegalese city of Pikine, a group of women is coming together to help the victims of violence and rape to denounce their aggressors. Penda Ndiaye is one of these women leaders working to make their communities safer and more egalitarian.
Children driving change in their communities in Colombia
Through games based on human rights values, children from Soacha motivated adults to reflect and take actions to encourage meaningful youth participation at home and in their community.
In Haiti, the Town of Thomassique Pitches in to Help Those Living with a Disability
Thanks to the co-operation between local leaders and a dedicated mayor, the Haitian town of Thomassique is organizing for inclusion and the rights of people living with a disability.
Big questions – Alice Nderitu: A Woman’s Journey for Human Rights
Alice Nderitu sat down with Equitas ahead of International Women's Day to talk women in peacemaking, allowing oneself to be vulnerable and the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights.
Speaking Rights Changemakers: Transforming communities coast to coast to coast
“As participants of the 2017 Speaking Rights Changemakers Forum, we are transforming communities coast to coast to coast. Our collective goals are to: create positive change; ensure that youth voices are heard by decision-makers and community members; encourage diversity; build more inclusive communities; support youth empowerment; take action; increase youth engagement, and to raise awareness of the problems youth face.” Youth leaders
Thank you to everyone involved for making the 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education such a success!
3.5 days, 300 participants, 58 countries represented, 70 workshops and plenaries, 6,628 messages exchanged on the Conference App, 701 posts on the Conference hashtag #ICHRE2017 and over 10 million people reached on Twitter alone…. How can we capture the spirit of the many memorable moments that happened at the International Conference on Human
Frank And Oak teams up with Equitas for its new And* campaign promoting inclusion and diversity
Frank And Oak teams up with Equitas as it launches its new collection And*. Each garment was made in collaboration with Montreal’s Petites-Mains, an organization that helps immigrant women break out of social isolation and integrate the workforce. 5$ of every purchase from the And* collection will go to Equitas. The new And*
EMSB’s Before and After School Enriched Daycare program wins National Play It Fair! Award 2017 for exceptional work with children and youth.
Equitas is pleased to announce that the English Montreal School Board’s (EMSB) Before and After School Enriched (B.A.S.E.) Daycare program is the winner of the Equitas Play It Fair! Award 2017. Each year around National Child Day (November 20th), Equitas acknowledges the great contribution of a Canadian organization, school or municipality by presenting them with the Play it Fair! Award. This year, Equitas is proud to
Contest – Speaking Rights Youth Changemakers
An Opportunity for Canadian Youth to become Speaking Rights Youth Changemakers Participate in the Speaking Rights Youth Changemakers Forum in Montreal from November 30th to December 3rd, 2017 Deadline to submit your application : Sunday September 24th, 11:59pm (Local Time in Montreal, QC). More than 2000 young people are working with