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The 41st edition of the IHRTP has been postponed to JUNE 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably interrupted Equitas’ ability to run its activities normally, and due to this, the International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) will not take place in June 2020 as previously planned.    The 41st edition of the IHRTP has been postponed to June 2021 and will be held at John Abbott College in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, near Montreal, Canada, from June 6 to 25, 2021. Equitas came to this […]

Publication of “Evaluating the Impact of Human Rights Training: Guidance on developing indicators”

We are pleased to inform you that Equitas and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have jointly published “Evaluating the Impact of Human Rights Training: Guidance on developing indicators”. This publication is designed to complement “Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities: A Handbook for Human Rights Educators”, jointly published in […]

Highlights from the Play it Fair! Community of Practice 

Did you know that Equitas launched a Play it Fair Community of Practice (CoP) in 2017? This CoP is a network of organizations and municipalities who are collectively working to strengthen the promotion of children’s participation and children’s rights across Canada. It is comprised of three working groups who aim to promote the inclusion of […]

Security measures during the COVID-19 pandemic

Following the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by the governments of Quebec and Canada, Equitas has implemented a series of measures to ensure the safety of its team and its partners. The safety of our staff and our partners being a priority, we have decided to close the Montreal and Vancouver offices […]

Launch of the Thriving Communities program in Haiti: Promoting human rights in communities that are affected by mining issues

  Equitas is pleased to announce the launch of a new project in Haiti called Thriving Communities. This program will be put into effect in rural communities in northern and north-eastern Haiti where mining exploitation permits have been issued. It seeks to reinforce community members’ efforts to mobilize themselves in the fight for human rights. […]

How Hassan Abdi Omar contributes to human rights advancement and gender equality in Kenya

While civil society organizations certainly hold a critical role in the advancement of human rights around the world, it is important also to highlight the work of the national human rights institutions who uphold and defend them. In 2011, the government of Kenya established a watchdog body, called the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights […]

Join Equitas in celebrating National Child Day on November 20th!

National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20th in order to recognize our commitment to protecting the rights of children. This day celebrates the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989 and this year, 2019, marks the 30th anniversary! The Convention on the Rights of the Child […]

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