Geared primarly towards human rights educators/defenders, Equitas Shares it! provides an array of tried and tested resources drawn from Equitas’ extensive practice in human rights education including products created through joint reflections with Equitas’ alumni. Some examples include participatory training techniques, facilitation tip sheets, and human rights reference sheets.
Aligned with our Theory of Change, the Equitas Shares It! posts describe lessons learned and good practices to strengthen leadership for advancing human rights, with regards to gender equality and in community life; to strengthen human rights movements; and to improve the practice of human rights educators to engage and influence decision makers around human rights. They are organized according to the six following categories: Supporting participation; Engaging decision makers ; Evaluating human rights education; Promoting non-discrimination and equality ; Skills and tools for human rights educators ; Building knowledge about human rights.
These practices are at the core of our human rights education work which aims to contribute to the empowerment of groups subject to discrimination, exclusion and other forms of human rights violations, in particular women, children and youth. Read more about the impact our approach to human rights education has around the world here.
Lessons learned and good practices on creating opportunities for individuals in all their dynamic diversity to share ideas and opinions and support their full participation society.
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.
Engaging decision makers
Lessons learned and good practices on building dialogue, challenging power imbalance, and strengthening relationships between individuals and decision-makers.
An activity in which participants explore the impact of violence on women’s participation in decision-making.
Lessons learned from the 2018 online conversation with Equitas’ alumni about increasing barriers faced by civil society in human rights work.
Evaluating human rights education
Lessons learned and good practices on evaluating human rights education work.
Equitas’ model for designing and implementing an effective evaluation process for human rights training.
Collective memories are a useful technique to support critical thinking and debrief activities with youth.
Promoting 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.
Skills and tools for human rights educators
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.
An activity for children to build their knowledge on their rights protected by the Canadian Charter of the Rights of the Child.
A tipsheet for facilitating participatory activities and meetings online.
Building knowledge about human rights
A special children’s activity to learn about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
An innovative way for children to learn about their rights and take action in their community.
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.