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Based in Montreal, Equitas is Canada’s oldest and most active human rights education organization. We work for the advancement of equality, social justice and respect for human dignity through transformative human rights education programs. In the last 50 years, we have reached over 2 million people worldwide.

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2017

May 5, 2017 – #Equitas50-1: Personal historian Marnie Hill meets women’s rights worker Aginatha Rutazaa of Tanzania (APH Blog)

May 2, 2017 – Collaboration GADF-CNDH: Lancement de l’action collective sur la prévention de la torture pendant les élections (L’Avenir, Kinshasa)

April 24, 2017 – (Vidéo) Randonnée pédestre: EQUITAS marche à Thies pour sensibiliser sur les droits humains (Thies Info)

April 26, 2017 – The #Equitas50 campaign: APH’s Personal Historians tell the stories of human rights changemakers around the world (APH Blog)

April 17, 2017 – Le groupement « Yee Askanwi » et le conseil communal de la jeunesse de Notto Diobass sensibilise sur l’importance des pièces d’états civils

April 13, 2017 – The Canadian missions in South Asia organized the second annual “Regional Women Leaders Dialogue” (High Commission of Canada in India)

April 4, 2017 – Elimu Mwangaza in Tanzania – against child abuse of all kind (ProMosaik Dialogue between/entre cultures & religions)

March 29, 2017 – Debate on civic action and the engagement of women in Haiti (Radiotelevision CARAIBES)

March 17, 2017 – Côte d’Ivoire : Une Ong des Droits de l’Homme veut prévenir les cas de torture en Côte d’Ivoire (La Diplomatique d’Abidjan)

March 7, 2017 – Alaa Murabit is Igniting the Spark for Women Leadership in Lybia and Around the World (Huffington Post)

March 6, 2017 – Quartier Médina Fall à Thiès : 1.666 élèves de l’élémentaire sont sans extrait de naissance (Le Soleil)

February 12, 2017 – Regional Young Women Leaders Dialogue (Sunday Observer)

January 10-24, 2017 – Teaching children human rights through play (The Source)

 

2016

December 9, 2016 – Rebuilding Haiti through citizen engagement and human rights education (Huffington Post)

November 17, 2016 – Une aide précieuse dans l’analyse de données (Les Affaires)

September 28, 2016 – Accord de paix en Colombie : rebâtir la confiance grâce à des ONG comme la canadienne Equitas (Radio-Canada International)

September 26, 2016 – El trabajo de la organización Equitas en Colombia (Radio-Canada International – spanish)

September 23, 2016 – Minister Dion concludes successful participation at the United Nations General Assembly (Global Affairs Canada)

August 5, 2016 – Rodrigo Duterte; Donald Trump des Philippines (Radio-Canada – Québec, Ottawa/Gatineau, Toronto, Sherbrooke, Colombie-Britannique, Saguenay, Alberta, Abitibi, Manitoba)

August 4, 2016 – Lancement du projet autonomisation et participation citoyenne des femmes et des filles à Notto Diobass … Reportage (Thies Info)

August 3, 2016 – Play it Fair (Global News)

August 3, 2016 – Montreal children learn to ‘Play it Fair’ – full report (CTV Montreal – News)

August 3, 2016 – Montreal children learn to play fair (CTV Montreal – News Live at Noon)

July 5, 2016 – Programme for Engaged Citizenship (Coordination Europe-Haiti Blog)

June 27, 2016 – Contre la radicalisation, le «vivre ensemble» : Québec appuie cinq projets qui visent à développer l’esprit critique des jeunes (Le Devoir)

June 27, 2016 – L’implication scolaire pour lutter contre la radicalisation (Radio-Canada)

June 27, 2016 – Quebec is using theatre to stop its teens from joining the Islamic State (VICE News)

June 27, 2016 – Cinq projets contre la radicalisation des jeunes (TVA Nouvelles)

June 27, 2016 – Cinq projets financés par Québec pour favoriser l’inclusion (Journal Metro)

June 27, 2016 – Quebec spends $175 000 to fight youth radicalization (CJAD)

June 27, 2016 – Quebec announces 5 projects to prevent radicalization in schools (Montreal Gazette)

June 27, 2016 – Cinq projets contre la radicalisation des jeunes (Journal de Montréal)

2016 International Human Rights Training Program in the news

July 22, 2016 – Philip Obaji Jr, 2015 Future Awards Africa Young Person of the year winner, attends the International Human Rights Training program in Canada (YNaija.com)

July 18, 2016 – Protection and Promotion of Human Rights is Central to Peacekeeping (ACCORD)

July 18, 2016 – Applause: ArtLords activists try to reclaim Kabul – with paintbrushes (Montreal Gazette)

July 4, 2016 – Combattre la radicalisation avec l’éducation, la mission de Philip Obaji (VICE)

June 29, 2016 – Les combats du journaliste congolais Freddy Mata (VICE)

June 28, 2016 – Les luttes autochtones du Canada; un exemple pour ailleurs ? (Ricochet)

June 24, 2016 – Interview with IHRTP participant Hamza Bouzouida (Radio-Canada International – arabe)

June 23, 2016 – Portrait of Njeri Gateru, IHRTP participant : I, II & III (Portraits de/of Montreal)

June 22, 2016 – Interview with Nadjet Bouda on the IHRTP and the Mosharka Project (Radio-Canada International – arabe)

June 22, 2016 – Portrait of Omaid Sharifi, IHRTP co-facilitator : I, II & III (Portraits de/of Montreal)

June 20, 2016 – Cuando ser gay, bisexual o transgénero es en realidad un crimen (Metro, Dominican Republic)

June 20, 2016 – Front page : Les humains d’abord – Le militant Victorien Mba expose les failles du développement au Cameroun (Le Devoir)

June 18, 2016 – Afghani artist finds his voice in murals (CTV News Montreal)

June 17, 2016 – Interview with Omaid Sharifi, Equitas alumnus and co-founder of ArtLords (Daybreak, CBC Radio)

June 17, 2016 – Repeindre les murs de Kaboul (Le Devoir)

June 14, 2016 – Front page : Militer pour les droits LGBT là où l’homosexualité est un crime (Journal Métro)

— End of press review of the 2016 IHRTP

June 10, 2016 – L’organisme KOURAJ veut briser les tabous sur l’homosexualité en ‪Haiti‬ (VICE)

June 8, 2016 – La jeunesse, moteur de changement social au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (Blogue Un seul monde – Huffington Post Maghreb-Tunisie)

June 7, 2016 – La jeunesse, moteur de changement social au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (Blogue Un seul monde – Huffington Post Quebec)

May 14, 2016 – Portrait of Charlot Jeudy in Haiti : I & II (Portraits de/of Montreal)

April 16, 2016 – Regional initiative seeks to engage young people in decision making (Jordan Times)

March 29-30, 2016 – VICE du jour: Après avoir organisé le Printemps arabe au Yémen, l’activiste Ala’a Jarban s’est réfugié à Montréal (VICE)

March 29, 2016 – Daily VICE Canada : activist from Yemen’s Arab Spring tells us about seeking exile in Montreal after coming out as gay (VICE)

March 25, 2016 – Atelier International « Education aux droits Humains: Défis Actuels et Nouvelles Méthodes » (Jamaity)

March 2016 – Creating Future Leaders Through Rights & Values in Montreal (B.A.S.E Daycare Program Newspaper)

February 22, 2016 – 200 Montrealers celebrate diversity and inclusion at the 10th Equitas Gala for Human Rights (The Gazette)

February 8, 2016 – Yemeni activist Ala’a Jarban keeps up the fight for human rights (The Gazette)

February 6, 2016 – Montreal a haven for queer Yemeni refugee (CTV News Montreal)

February 2016 – Vincenza Nazzari, Equitas Director of Education, “making the world a better place” (Concordia Magazine)

January 21, 2016 – «L’éducation prévient l’endoctrinement au terrorisme» (L’Écho Abitibien)

January 18, 2016 – Equitas reacts to Burkina Faso attacks (CTV National News)

January-March, 2016 – Equitas : la torture au centre des débats (La Haye, Magazine de la coalition ivoirienne pour la cour pénale l’internationale)

January 1, 2016 – Play It Fair! A Human Rights Education Toolkit for Children (Child in the City)

2015

December 10, 2015 – Front page : Alaa Murabit: «Les femmes méritent mieux que les miettes de liberté qu’on leur accorde» (Journal Metro)

December 9, 2015 – Dr. Murabit on CP24 Live @ Noon (CTV )

December 9, 2015 – Human Rights Defender Alaa Murabit (Canada AM – CTV)

December 9, 2015 – UN advisor Dr. Alaa Murabit on being a young Muslim activist (The Social – CTV )

December 9, 2015 – Dr. Alaa Murabit, founder of Voice of Libyan Women and a United Nations security council advisor, explains the importance of human rights (CTV News Channel, with Marcia MacMillan)

December 7, 2015 – Interview with Sue Smith – Women’s rights defender Alaa Murabit (Homerun- CBC Montreal)

November 12, 2015 – From poet to social justice advocate: Meet graduate Nadjet Bouda, program officer, Equitas, Middle East North Africa Region (Coady International Institute)

October 27, 2015 – Droits humains-EPU : Equitas pour le respect des recommandations (Échos Senegal)

October 14, 2015 – Youth Leaders Making a Difference in the Middle East & North Africa Region (The Centre for Victims of Torture Blog)

September 15, 2015 – Youths from MENA share experiences in dealing with issues facing their communities (Jordan Times)

2015 International Human Rights Training Program in the news

June 28, 2015: International trainees learn from local group how to fight human rights violations, CTV News Montreal

June 26, 2015: L’éducation pour promouvoir les droits de la personne en Jordanie, Le Devoir

June 23, 2015: Interview with Krystel Bassil, a ‎IHRTP 2015 participant from Lebanon about human rights, Equitas, and youth evolvement (in Arabic), Radio-Canada International

June 19, 2015: Human-rights activists from 40 countries learn online safety in Montreal, Montreal Gazette

June 13, 2015: Human Rights Defenders in Town, CTV News

June 11, 2015: Le trafic humain en hausse au Népal depuis le séisme, La Presse de Montréal

May 30, 2015: Interview with Equitas alumnus, Omaid Sharif on Using Social Media for Good, Viewpoints, CJAD radio.

— End of press review of the 2015 IHRTP

May 22, 2015: Play it Fair! training in Tunisia. La Presse de Tunisie

May 22, 2015: Play it Fair! training in Tunisia. Radio Web La Tunisienne

May 21, 2015: How Social Media Helps Human Rights, Huffington Post

January 29, 2015 – Suivi Senegal 2014 (UPR Monitoring Platform)

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