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On November 20th, #PlayItFair with Equitas for National Child Day!

 National Child Day, celebrated annually on November 20th, is a day dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the rights of children and youth. Celebrated since 1993, National Child Day commemorates the adoption of: –       The Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959 –       The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) […]

Equitas at the U.N.

Hon. Stéphane Dion recognizes Equitas’ work advancing inclusion and respect for diversity. We’re very excited to share that Equitas was directly referenced by Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs at the United Nations as an example of Canada’s commitment to inclusion. The Hon. Stéphane Dion was giving his closing remarks at the High-Level Panel on Inclusion […]

Strengthening the movement against homophobia and for the rights of LGBTI people in Haiti

Kouraj pou pwoteje dwa moun (Kouraj), Union de personnes luttant contre la discrimination et la stigmatisation (UPLCDS), American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and Equitas launch a new project in Haiti funded by the European Union. Kouraj, UPLCDS, AJWS and Equitas are pleased to announce the launch of a new project in Haiti to protect the […]

Appel de Candidatures – Session de formation sur le Guide d’action Àndandoo

Thème : Pour une meilleure participation citoyenne des femmes et des filles au Sénégal Dakar, Sénégal, du 26 au 30 septembre 2016 La période de soumission des candidatures est maintenant terminée.   Cette formation de 5 jours vise à renforcer la capacité des participants-es pour l’utilisation du Guide d’action Andandoo. Le guide offre un processus détaillé, […]

A Human Rights approach to Canada’s International Assistance Policy – Equitas’ submission to the International Assistance Review

Equitas welcomes this International Assistance Review and opportunity to contribute insights gained from our experience and the work of our 5,000 partners and alumni on the ground. Our submission has been developed with the benefit of participation in a number of the formal consultations in recent months organized by the Government as well as the […]

IN THE MEDIA – Fighting radicalization through education, the mission of Philip Obaji (VICE)

“I know that education doesn’t just stop at basic education. We are talking about human rights education. Lots of young people need to understand exactly the culture, the diversity, the respect for human rights. That’s very important” – Philip Obaji, 2016 Equitas #IHRTP participant (June 5-24 2016, Montreal, Canada) Philip Obaji (1GAME, Nigeria) met with […]

End of school year celebrations for children and youth promoting inclusion, collaboration and respect for diversity across Canada!

Just before the end of the school year, Equitas local partners across Canada celebrated the amazing work done by children and youth to promote important human rights values in their communities (cooperation, respect, fairness, inclusion, respect for diversity, responsibility, and acceptance). On April 27th, 2016 Young Women Spoke Up! in Winnipeg. This was a proud moment to […]

IN THE MEDIA – Breaking the taboos on homosexuality in Haiti (VICE)

Equitas alumni and partner, Charlot Jeudy (KOURAJ, Haiti) met with VICE’s Brigitte Noel while he was in Montreal. “En Haïti, la communauté LGBT est victime de discrimination et de violence. Particulièrement depuis le tremblement de terre de 2010, alors que des missionnaires auraient nourri l’homophobie avec des discours religieux. C’est en réaction à cette montée […]

A successful policy dialogue in Haiti to promote non-discrimination, equality and the respect of human rights

The policy dialogue, organized by Equitas and the collective Partners for Engaged Citizenship, between Government authorities and representatives from four communities in Haiti ended on May 14, 2016. Nearly 70 participants representing various government institutions and ministries, human rights defenders, and community representatives met to discuss very concrete and practical actions that can be taken […]

IHRTP 2016 – 90 human rights defenders arrive in Montreal

The 37th International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) is well under-way, with participants from all around the world! The 2016 IHRTP,  taking place from June 6-24 at the John Abbott College Campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, is a once in a lifetime, intensive 3-week training experience. This year, we have welcomed over 90 human rights defenders from […]

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