March 23, 2015
The countdown to the 36th edition of Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) is well underway. We are happy to announce that our participants, as well as facilitators and co-facilitators have been selected! With about 600 applications from 80 countries, there were a lot of difficult decisions to make.
The 2015 IHRTP will take place from June 7-26, and Equitas is expecting to welcome approximately 90 human rights leaders from about 50 countries. Participants will converge on John-Abbott College Campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue for a once in a lifetime training experience.
These human rights leaders bring with them tremendous on the ground experience that they will share with each other and further develop through the Program activities enabling them to better defend and promote human rights and democratic values on their return to their home countries.
The IHRTP provides a unique opportunity to deepen their understanding of how human rights education can effect positive and sustainable change.
A team of highly experienced facilitators with extensive knowledge and skills in human rights and human rights education, and from backgrounds as diverse as the participants, will guide them through an incredible three-week journey.
Their role is supported by the participation of co-facilitators, IHRTP alumni who have remained very active and engaged in human rights education work in their home countries. Their experience will help guide participants down similar paths, allowing them to fully grasp how to adapt what they learn during the IHRTP once they arrive back home. These alumni undergo a rigorous selection process in order to be invited back to the IHRTP to further hone their facilitation skills.
Congratulations to our chosen candidates! See you all in June.
Sally Salem – Egypt
Michael Montgomery – Canada
Patrick Camille – Haiti
Maimouna Tankoano – Burkina-Faso
Cristina Sganga – Italy/Colombia
Marc Forget – Canada
Adriana Correra (IHRTP alumnus 2012) – Colombia
Aboudoulaye Ka (IHRTP alumnus 2008) – Senegal
René-Claude Niyonkuru (IHRTP alumnus 2007) – Burundi
Michael Reuben (IHRTP alumnus 2014) – Tanzania