Geared towards human rights defenders and educators, Equitas Shares it! includes examples of participatory techniques, tip sheets for facilitators, activities for all, and reflections from Equitas’ alumni. They are organized by the five key elements of a human rights-based approach: Participation and inclusion; Accountability and transparency; Non-discrimination and equality; Empowerment; Link to human rights standards. These five elements are equal in importance and inter-related and are most effective when they are applied together through one’s work.
Participation and inclusion
Lessons learned and good practices on creating opportunities of diverse individuals to share ideas and opinions, to fully participate and be included in decision making.
Lessons learned from Equitas’ contextual analysis in the context of the Advancing Equality through Human Rights Education project.
Lessons learned from the 2017 online conversation with Equitas alumni about youth participation.
Accountability and transparency
Lessons learned and good practices on building dialogue, challenging power imbalance, and strengthening relationships between individuals and decision-makers responsible for ensuring rights are respected, protected, and fulfilled. Evaluation of human rights education work is a central component of accountability and transparency.
Equitas’ model for designing and implementing an effective evaluation process for human rights training.
Lessons learned from the 2018 online conversation with Equitas’ alumni about increasing barriers faced by civil society in human rights work.
Non-Discrimination and Equality
Lessons learned and good practices on working with communities who face the most barriers to non-discrimination, equality, and equity including, but not limited to, women and girls, children and youth, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC), LGBTQ2I persons, people living with disabilities, refugees and migrants, and the many intersections of these identities.
A dynamic activity for young people to reflect on giving everyone the same opportunities to succeed.
Lessons learned from the 2019 International Human Rights Training Program on challenges and strategies to promote gender equality through human rights education.
Lessons learned and good practices on supporting individuals to develop their leadership capacity, build knowledge and skills to claim their rights and hold decision makers accountable for decisions that affect them.
A tipsheet for facilitating participatory activities and meetings online.
A tipsheet for educators on how to faciliate safe and supportive discussions related to gender-based violence.
Link to human rights protection mechanisms
Three activities for children that focus on the right to clean water, the right to clean air and the right to nutritious food.
An activity in which participants reflect on their personal notions of human rights and learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
An activity in which participants develop an understanding of what is and is not defined as torture within the scope of the United Nations Convention against Torture.