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Standing up for the Rights of Women, Girls and Religious Minorities in Pakistan

ASAMA JAHANGIR – Pakistan. Asma Jahangir has been a prominent human rights lawyer and activist in Pakistan for the last 40 years. She learned the importance of freedom of expression early on in life, as her father was a political prisoner. When she began practicing law in early 1980, there were few women in court and there were no women judges on the bench.

Reinforcing the Law to Protect Women Migrant Workers in Southeast Asia 

AMPARITA STA. MARIA – Philippines   This story is part of the series We are human rights changemakers to celebrate Equitas’ 50th anniversary. All through 2017, we invite you to discover stories of 50 inspiring human rights changemakers. These are but a few of the hundreds who have changed lives around the world through human […]

Salie Thiam, women’s rights changemaker, receives Ruth Selwyn bursary

Salie Thiam, the 2017 recipient of the Ruth Selwyn bursary at the Equitas International human rights training program in Montreal, Canada

Salie Thiam in Montreal, Canada (June 2017)   Every year, Equitas – in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada – offers the prestigious Ruth Selwyn bursary to one of 100 participants attending its International human rights training program (IHRTP). This bursary recognizes the participant’s work in the promotion and protection of women’s rights. The bursary honours Ruth […]

Empowering Sexual Minority Women in Nigeria

AKUDO OGUAGHAMBA – Nigeria   This story is part of the series We are human rights changemakers to celebrate Equitas’ 50th anniversary. All through 2017, we invite you to discover stories of 50 inspiring human rights changemakers. These are but a few of the hundreds who have changed lives around the world through human rights […]

Moving Forward Together to Empower Marginalized and at Risk Women in Tanzania

AGINATHA RUTAZAA – Tanzania   This story is part of the series We are human rights changemakers to celebrate Equitas’ 50th anniversary (#Equitas50). All through 2017, we invite you to discover stories of 50 inspiring human rights changemakers. These are but a few of the hundreds who have changed lives around the world through human rights education with Equitas’ support. When […]

Promoting Women’s Political Participation in Armenia

ZHANNA HARUTYUNYAN – Armenia   This story is part of the series We are human rights changemakers to celebrate Equitas’ 50th anniversary (#Equitas50). All through 2017, we invite you to discover stories of 50 inspiring human rights changemakers. These are but a few of the hundreds who have changed lives around the world through human rights education with Equitas’ support. Zhanna Harutyunyan believes in […]

Changing Practices that Discriminate Against Widowed Women in Togo

BERTHE TATEY – Togo   This story is part of the series We are human rights changemakers to celebrate Equitas’ 50th anniversary (#Equitas50). All through 2017, we invite you to discover stories of 50 inspiring human rights changemakers. These are but a few of the hundreds who have changed lives around the world through human rights education with Equitas’ support. Berthe Tatey had […]