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How Hassan Abdi Omar contributes to human rights advancement and gender equality in Kenya

While civil society organizations certainly hold a critical role in the advancement of human rights around the world, it is important also to highlight the work of the national human rights

Join Equitas in celebrating National Child Day on November 20th!

National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20th in order to recognize our commitment to protecting the rights of children. This day celebrates the adoption of the UN Convention on the

Courage and Resilience: Rosnida Sari uses education to promote religious openness in Indonesia

  In late 2014, Rosnida Sari, a lecturer at the Ar-Raniry State Islamic University in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, took a group of her students on a voluntary tour of a Protestant church in

Equality for All: How Julienne Dembele Sanon Fights for the Rights of Women in Burkina Faso

In 2005, a small group of local Burkinabé women decide to create an association aimed at fighting for the rights of women in their country. Among them, Julienne Dembele Sanon is the only one who

Paying it Forward: How Co-Facilitator Kasun Pathiraja Used his IHRTP Knowledge for Peace-Building and Social Change in Sri Lanka

While Kasun Pathiraja came back as a co-facilitator to the International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) in search of an experience different from his work at home, he never expected to

It’s Time: How Hadeel Abu Soufeh Became a Voice for People Living with Disabilities in Jordan

For over seven years now, Hadeel Abu Soufeh has been hard at work in the fight for the rights of people living with disabilities. At only 29 years old, the young woman has already brought a great

A brief history of the IHRTP

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of our International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP), we feel it is important to highlight the milestones not only of the program, but also of human rights

Forty Years of Human Rights: Gender and Sexual Rights Past and Present

In 1979, John Humphrey, co-founder of Equitas and co-author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was working on a small project to teach human rights law from his cottage in Prince

Equitas celebrates 40 years of empowerment through human rights education

The 39th cohort of the IHRTP brought together around 100 participants from all around the world Starting June 9, Equitas will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of its International Human Rights

A Campaign for the Rights of LGBTI People in Haiti

To mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia held every May 17, Equitas and Kouraj – a Haitian organization fighting for the rights of LGBTI people – invite all Haitians to

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